The Nuclear Engineering Program has a primary mission to provide an outstanding and comprehensive undergraduate and graduate education to tomorrow's leaders in nuclear engineering. The program provides well-educated nuclear engineering professionals and leaders to Missouri and the nation, in the commercial nuclear industry, national laboratories, hospitals, graduate schools, and the nation's defense and federal agencies. The objectives of the Bachelor of Science program are to provide each student with fundamental knowledge of nuclear engineering and related technologies, analytical and problem solving ability, ability for technical communications, professional ethics, leadership and interpersonal skills, capability to conduct research, and the ability to recognize the value of and pursue life-long learning.

Nuclear Engineering 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. Nuclear Engineering at Missouri S&T, one of the earliest accredited undergraduate programs in the nation, interacts with professional societies, and the nuclear industry to promote continuing education, research opportunities, and public dissemination of information about issues and advances in the field.