Nuclear Minor

Nuclear Minor

Nuclear power and engineering are increasingly important as society looks for alternative energy sources. With the Nuclear Engineering Minor, you will gain the knowledge and skills you need to join the next generation of nuclear engineers. The program is the only undergraduate nuclear program available in the state of Utah, and it is one of fewer than 50 nuclear engineering programs in the United States. Students completing this minor take classes in nuclear principles, radiation interactions, radiochemistry, and nuclear science. This unique and valuable program of study will prepare you for an exciting career in the industry of nuclear power. 

Benefits to completing the Nuclear Engineer Minor: 

  • Become more competitive when applying to a nuclear graduate program.
  • Diversify job options beyond your current BS degree.
  • If you're interested in learning about nuclear power, nuclear medicine, and nuclear forensics.
  • If you have future plans of joining the Navy Nuclear Program.

To fulfill the requirements of the minor, students must complete the 16 credits of coursework listed below with a GPA of 3.0 or higher: 

Students must also maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.85 or higher to remain in good standing in the minor.

The 6 credits of nuclear-related technical electives may include NUCL 6000/7000-level courses* or nuclear-related courses from a student’s home department.

Minor Requirements:

Available graduate-level NUCL courses:

* In order to take any NUCL 6000-level or higher class, an undergraduate student must have instructor approval, meet class prerequisites, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.