Minor in Radioenvironmental Sciences

The Minor in Radioenvironmental Sciences is one of three minors offered within the Nuclear Engineering academic curriculum to provide students the opportunity to obtain education and training in the nuclear sciences. It is designed for students from Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics or related discipline who are interested in the environmental aspects of radiation and radioactive materials.


The minor requires a minimum of 15 credits of course work. As background preparation, the student must have had the prerequisites of a minimum of college algebra and two semesters of college physics.

Required courses:
NU_ENG 4303Radiation Safety3
NU_ENG 4328Introductory Radiation Biology3
NU_ENG 4391Nuclear Radiation Detection3
or CHEM 4600 Introduction to Radiochemistry with Lab
Select two additional courses form the list below:
NU_ENG 2201Topics in Nuclear Engineering3
NU_ENG 4330Science and Technology of Terrorism and Counter Terrorism3
CHEM 3300Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry3
CHEM 4280Environmental Chemistry3
CV_ENG 3200Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering4
CV_ENG 4220Hazardous Waste Management3
CV_ENG 4250Environmental Regulatory Compliance3