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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nuclear Engineering, BSNE

About the Program

The Nuclear Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Nuclear Engineering

Degree Requirements

125 Credits Required

Nuclear Engineering Major Courses (41 credits)

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (57 credits)

Click here for First-Year Engineering   requirements.

(If pursuing Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering, CS 15900 - Prog Appl for Engineers is required to graduate, but not required to complete the First Year Engineering program.)

NE Technical Electives (15 credits)

Nuclear Engineering Approved Technical Electives  

  • Technical Elective I - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective II - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective III - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective IV - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective V - Credit Hours: 3.00

General Electives (12 credits)

Nuclear Engineering General Education Requirements  (6 in Social sciences and 6 In Humanities)*

  • Lower level Humanities - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Upper level Humanities - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Lower level Social Sciences - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Upper level Social Sciences - Credit Hours: 3.00

*University Core Courses can be applied to fulfill some of these requirements (Behavior Social Sciences, Humanities, and Science, Tech & Society).  A maximum of 6 TR, CR, DC credits can be applied to the General Elective requirements.

University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


First Year Engineering Program Requirements

Fall 1st Year

13-14 Credits

Spring 1st Year

16 Credits

Nuclear Engineering Program Requirements

16 Credits

17-18 Credits

18 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

15 Credits


  • Students must have a graduation index of 2.0

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