Earn a Bachelor's Degree in Nuclear Engineering

You will be prepared to tackle challenges of the future using nuclear and radiation-based solutions with your degree in nuclear engineering from Missouri S&T.  

The program focuses on using team-oriented and hands-on experiential methods to show you how to approach and solve engineering challenges. As a nuclear engineering student, you will be uniquely prepared to hit the ground running after graduation.

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Degree Information

The program is committed to a strong engineering program administered by highly motivated and active nuclear engineering faculty; it is the only B.S. nuclear engineering degree program accredited in the state of Missouri. The nuclear engineering program at Missouri S&T, one of the earliest ABET accredited undergraduate programs in the nation, interacts with professional societies, national laboratories, and the nuclear industry to promote continuing education, research opportunities, and public dissemination of information about issues and advances in the field.

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Nuclear engineering developed this brochure to assist you with the nuclear engineering program. We provide nuclear engineering job outlooks, program information, suggested course of study, and more.

Undergraduate Nuclear Engineering Brochure


This flow chart shows the required curriculum for a bachelor's in nuclear engineering, and the typical path students will take starting as a freshman. It also serves as a guide for what courses to take, when to take them, and what course load to expect each semester. 

Undergraduate Nuclear Engineering Curriculum

As an incoming student, you'll work toward completing common freshman year courses while acquiring information to help you determine a major and career. During the first two or three semesters on campus, you will take a set of courses that are required by all engineering departments. After successfully completing the common freshmen year academic requirements, you'll formally apply for admission to the nuclear and radiation science department.

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Your Career in Nuclear Engineering

As a nuclear engineer, you will develop and promote the use of energy released from nuclear fission, nuclear fusion, and radioactive material.  

Nuclear power plants operating in the United States produce about 20% of our nation's electricity. Nuclear power technology produces about 60% of our nation’s carbon-free electricity, reduces the emission of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide significantly, and contributes to a cleaner environment. The same technology supports propulsion of US military submarines and aircraft carriers. Radioactive materials are also used in medicine for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

Career Fields

  • Nuclear reactor design
  • Plant licensing
  • Plant operation
  • Fuel management and development
  • Radioactive waste disposal
  • Health physics
  • Medical isotope production
  • Medical imaging and treatments
  • Instrumentation and control
  • Fusion research
  • Space nuclear power


Nuclear Engineers Work With:

  • Consulting firms
  • Non-nuclear component companies
  • Medical device manufacturers
  • Industrial measurement manufacturers
  • Architect-engineering firms
  • Industrial research centers
  • National laboratories
  • Government agencies

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