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Nuclear Chemistry Degree

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemistry - Nuclear Chemistry Track

The Nuclear Chemistry Track is a program designed for students eventually seeking employment in the nuclear energy industry or further graduate study in this important energy area. Nuclear chemists may work as researchers in academic or government laboratories. They may also work at nuclear power plants or in healthcare where radiation treatments and medical imaging take place.

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Careers for Nuclear Chemistry Majors:

The skills you develop here will launch you into boundless career opportunities, including:

  • Nuclear Chemist
  • Government
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Analytical chemist

Degree Requirements

  • The minimum total credits required for a B.S. in Chemistry is 120.
  • All required and elective courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.

Nuclear Chemistry Major Requirements

In addition to the 30 semester hours of general education courses, students are required to complete 27 semester credit hours of common science and 39 semester credit hours core Chemistry. The Nuclear Chemistry track then shows 21 semester credit hours for courses in Math, Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Chemistry and Nuclear and Basic Engineering. This degree plan does not require a separate minor.

Additional courses in Math (Calculus III and Differential Equations) are considered pre-requisites for some of the courses offered in the Nuclear Engineering and Nuclear Chemistry. This track also requires specifically that the initial two Physics course are calculus-based University Physics, PHYS 2325 and PHYS 2326, which are pre-requisites for PHYS 3310, Intro Nuclear PHYS. 

  • Students are required to complete 27 semester credit hours of common science and 39 semester credit hours core Chemistry.
  • The Nuclear Chemistry track then shows 21 semester credit hours for courses in Math, Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Chemistry and Nuclear and Basic Engineering.
  • This degree plan does not require a separate minor.
  • This track also requires specifically that the initial two Physics course are calculus-based University Physics, PHYS 2325 and PHYS 2326, which are pre-requisites for PHYS 3310, Intro Nuclear PHYS.

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