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Nuclear Engineering Minor

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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.

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.