Nuclear Engineering - Harrisburg

Starting at Harrisburg and ending at University Park / updated 2/25/2014

This major is under an administrative enrollment control. Please review the Entrance-to-Major requirements found at http://dus.psu.edu/students/etm/requirements.html

Semester 1 (Harrisburg)

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
CHEM 110 - Chemical Principles I (GN)Notes for: CHEM 110

CHEM 110

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
1.0
3.0
ENGL 015 - Rhetoric and Composition (GWS)Notes for: ENGL 015

ENGL 015

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 030 - Honors Freshman Composition (GWS)Notes for: ECON 104

ECON 104

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
MATH 140 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (GQ)Notes for: MATH 140

MATH 140

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4.0
Total credits 17.0

Semester 2 (Harrisburg)

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
ECON 102 - Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy (GS)Notes for: ECON 102

ECON 102

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ECON 104 - Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy (GS)Notes for: ECON 104

ECON 104

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
1.5
MATH 141 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (GQ)Notes for: MATH 141

MATH 141

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4.0
PHYS 211 - General Physics: Mechanics (GN)Notes for: PHYS 211

PHYS 211

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4.0
Total credits 15.5

Semester 3 (Harrisburg)

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
CMPSC 121 - Introduction to Programming Techniques (GQ)Notes for: CMPSC 121

CMPSC 121

The preferred course is CMPSC 201. However, this course is generally not offered at Harrisburg. CMPSC 121 is generally accepted as a substitute for either CMPSC 201 or CMPSC 202, but students should verify this with their adviser.
3.0
3.0
4.0
PHYS 212 - General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism (GN)Notes for: PHYS 212

PHYS 212

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4.0
Total credits 17.0

Semester 4 (Harrisburg)

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
3.0
1.5
3.0
MATH 251 - Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations Notes for: MATH 251

MATH 251

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4.0
2.0
Total credits 16.5

Semester 5 (University Park)

Course DetailsCredits
CAS 100A - Effective Speech (GWS)Notes for: CAS 100A

CAS 100A

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or CAS 100B - Effective Speech (GWS)Notes for: CAS 100B

CAS 100B

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
3.0
NUC E 301 - Fundamentals of Reactor PhysicsNotes for: NUC E 301

NUC E 301

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4.0
NUC E 309 - Analytical Techniques for Nuclear ConceptNotes for: NUC E 309

NUC E 309

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
2.0
Total credits 15.0

Semester 6 (University Park)

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
2.0
1.0
3.0
NUC E 302 - Introduction to Reactor DesignNotes for: NUC E 302

NUC E 302

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4.0
NUC E 450 - Radiation Detection and MeasurementNotes for: NUC E 450

NUC E 450

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Total credits 16.0

Semester 7 (University Park)

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 202C - Effective Writing: Technical Writing (GWS)Notes for: ENGL 202C

ENGL 202C

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
3.0
NUC E 430 - Design Principles of Reactor SystemsNotes for: NUC E 430

NUC E 430

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
3.0
Nuclear Engineering Elective (NETE)
3.0
Total credits 15.0

Semester 8 (University Park)

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
3.0
General Technical Elective (GTE)
3.0
4.0
Nuclear Engineering Elective (NETE)
3.0
Total credits 16.0

Additional Notes

General Technical Elective (GTE): Select from NUC E program lists. Students who complete the ROTC Program may substitute 3 ROTC credits for the GHA requirement and 3 ROTC credits for the GTE requirement. Students who complete three co-op rotations may substitute 3 co-op credits for the GTE requirement.

Health and Physical Activity Elective: Students who complete the ROTC Program may substitute 3 ROTC credits for the GHA requirement and 3 ROTC credits for the GTE requirement.

Nuclear Engineering Elective (NETE): Select from NUC E program lists.

This course offered at Harrisburg in fall semester only:

  • ENGL 030

These courses offered at University Park in fall semester only:

  • NUC E 301
  • NUC E 309
  • NUC E 310W
  • NUC E 403
  • NUC E 430
  • NUC E 451

These courses offered at University Park in spring semester only:

  • NUC E 302
  • NUC E 431W
  • NUC E 450

TOTAL CREDITS: 129 (Since Harrisburg includes a first-year seminar as part of EDSGN 100S, students will need to have an extra credit to earn the total number of credits required for the major.)

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

CMPSC 121
The preferred course is CMPSC 201. However, this course is generally not offered at Harrisburg. CMPSC 121 is generally accepted as a substitute for either CMPSC 201 or CMPSC 202, but students should verify this with their adviser.