The Bachelor of Science (BS) program in Nuclear Engineering (NE) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, (www.abet.org).
The program of study for the Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering degree includes 126 credits as listed in the NE BS degree requirements document and in the course catalog. An example 4-year plan of study suggests a schedule for course completion.
Declaration of Major
Prior to formally declaring Nuclear Engineering as their major, students may list Nuclear Engineering as their intended major. To become eligible to declare the major, the student must complete at least 10 of the 12 "key courses" listed on the Declaration of Major Form with a minimum grade of "C-" in each course, and must have at least a 2.0 GPA, both in the key courses and overall. (Note: ENGR 181/181L and ENGR 223/224 are considered single key courses that are taken concurrently.) No key course may be repeated more than twice, and any remaining key courses must be completed by the end of the first semester following the declaration. Upon making the declaration and submitting the proper form, if approved, students become eligible to enroll in upper division engineering courses (i.e., those numbered 300 or above). The student will not be allowed to register for any Nuclear Engineering & Health Physics Department upper-division course until the declaration has been approved.