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Nuclear Engineering Minor

Do you want to combine your interests in engineering, science, and technology? Are you ready to contribute to our nation’s energy security?

The Physics Department coordinates an 18-credit hour minor in Nuclear Engineering that serves to provide nuclear science education to produce “nuclear-savvy” engineers and scientists. This minor while designed for the Physics, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering majors can be obtained by other interested students. Students interested in both engineering and nuclear science should strongly consider a career that utilizes training in both fields. Nuclear Engineering is a broad multidisciplinary field that offers rewarding careers related to nuclear power, health physics, medical physics, nuclear and particle physics, and industrial applications such as sterilization of medical products or food irradiation.

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.