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DEGREE Nuclear Engineering, BS

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Major in nuclear engineering

As a nuclear engineering major, you can use nuclear science and technology to tackle some of society’s biggest challenges: expand clean energy, diagnose and cure diseases, travel to distant planets, and reduce the risk of nuclear weapons. Our curriculum gives students depth and breadth to keep up with rapidly changing technology, and our close-knit learning community supports our students’ success during their degree and as they launch their careers. The radiation sciences option provides a pathway for careers in medical applications of radiation.

At a glance

Engineering physics department

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of the nation’s few remaining research and teaching nuclear reactors
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undergraduate ranking among public universities in nuclear engineering
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graduate ranking among public universities in nuclear engineering

Program and Degree Information

View the Undergraduate Guide for information on requirements, four-year plans and more.

Engineering physics news

In our department, our research spans areas that include aerospace, materials, fusion energy, nuclear systems and more—and we are a community that brings them all together for the benefit of our world.

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