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Nuclear Engineering Major

The Nuclear Engineering major provides cadets the opportunity to solve complex, multi-disciplinary problems for the Army and the Nation, provide appropriate nuclear and radiological engineering expertise to the Army, communicate effectively, orally and in writing; provide clear instructions to subordinates and feedback to supervisors, and continue to develop and grow their intellect, professionalism, and character -- as Army officers and as engineers.

Why Major in Nuclear Engineering?

Graduates in nuclear engineering will have highly valuable skills such as nuclear and radiological expertise and the ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.

Nuclear engineering matters

Nuclear engineering stands as a pivotal discipline of immense significance to national security and defense. From clean energy generation and medical advancements to space exploration and advanced weaponry, the field of nuclear engineering drives innovation and fosters technological advancements that have far-reaching impacts. With its immense importance across multiple sectors, nuclear engineering is at the forefront of scientific progress, offering solutions to complex problems and shaping a sustainable future for our society.

Sample Course Offerings

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
Engineering Mathematics
Mechanics of Materials
Nuclear Reactor Engineering
Computational Design in NE
Nuclear Weapons Effects
Instrumentation and Shielding
Radiological Safety
Modern Physics


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ABET Accreditation Information

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in nuclear engineering at the United States Military Academy is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Nuclear, Radiological and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Criteria.

Enrollment information for the Nuclear Engineering Program can be found under “Enrollment for ABET Majors”  at: