Nuclear Engineering - University Park

Starting and ending at University Park / updated 11/21/2017

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

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
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
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.
or MATH 140E - Calculus with Engineering Applications I (GQ)Notes for: MATH 140E

MATH 140E

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

Course DetailsCredits
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)

ENGL 030

or ESL 015 - ESL / Composition for American Academic Communication II (GWS)Notes for: ESL 015

ESL 015

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
1.0
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.
or MATH 141E - Calculus with Engineering Applications II (GQ)Notes for: MATH 141E

MATH 141E

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 16.5

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
3.0
3.0
MATH 251 - Ordinary and Partial Differential EquationsNotes 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
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 5

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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