Nuclear Science Minor Nuclear Science Minor Nuclear science studies the energy that is released by the atomic nucleus. Applications extend into the fields of electric power, medicine, nuclear weapons, and nuclear weapons effects. Breadcrumb nuclear science minor Majors-and-Minors-left MENU Explore Academic Majors and Minors Academic Majors American Politics Major Applied Statistics and Data Sciences Major Chemical Engineering Major Chemistry Major Civil Engineering Major Computer Science Major Cyber Science Major Defense and Strategic Studies Major Economics Major Electrical Engineering Major Engineering Management Major Engineering Psychology Major English Major Environmental Engineering Major Environmental Science Major Foreign Area Studies: Africa Major Foreign Area Studies: East Asia Major Foreign Area Studies: Eurasia Major Foreign Area Studies: Europe Major Foreign Area Studies: Latin America Major Foreign Area Studies: Middle East Major Foreign Language: Arabic Major Foreign Language: Chinese Major Foreign Language: French Major Foreign Language: German Major Foreign Language: Persian Major Foreign Language: Portuguese Major Foreign Language: Russian Major Foreign Language: Spanish Major Geography Major Geospatial Information Science Major History Major International Affairs Major Kinesiology Major Law and Legal Studies Major Life Science Major Management Major Mathematical Sciences Major Mechanical Engineering Major Nuclear Engineering Major Operations Research Major Philosophy Major Physics Major Sociology Major Space Science Major Systems & Decision Sciences Major Systems Engineering Major Academic Minors Aeronautical Engineering Minor America in the World Minor American Foundations Minor Applied Statistics Minor Cyber Security Minor Diversity and Inclusion Studies Minor Engineering Management Minor General History Minor Geography Minor Grand Strategy Minor Network Science Minor Nuclear Science Minor Photonics Minor Regional Studies Minor Robotics Minor Space Science Minor Systems Engineering Minor Terrorism Studies Minor War Technology and Society Minor Guidance on Choosing an Academic Major Overview Courses Enrichment This interdisciplinary minor aims to produce graduates who understand clearly the benefits and risks of nuclear technologies. It draws widely from mathematics, physics, and mechanics, with special emphasis on applied physics and the thermal-hydraulic aspects of mechanical engineering. The management of engineering is also addressed through decision analysis and economic analysis. The nuclear engineering student will gain a broad background for further study in graduate school and Army assignments requiring expertise in mechanical engineering, applied radiation physics, nuclear weapons and weapons effects, or any of a variety of related topics. To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering. Required Courses NE300 FUNDAMENTALS OF NUCLEAR ENGR NE355 NUCLEAR REACTOR ENGINEERING NE452 INSTRUMENTATION AND SHIELDING Sample Electives NE361 COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN IN NE NE474 RADIOLOGICAL SAFETY NE350 RADIOLOGICAL ENGR DESIGN NE361 COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN IN NE NE450 NUCLEAR WEAPONS EFFECTS NE350 RADIOLOGICAL ENGR DESIGN NE450 NUCLEAR WEAPONS EFFECTS NE474 RADIOLOGICAL SAFETY To learn more, view the full Nuclear Science Minor Curriculum. Cadets who minor in nuclear engineering have the opportunity to work with the West Point Nuclear Science and Engineering Research Center; to apply for a summer Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, USMA-run academic enrichment experience; to join the Nuclear Engineering Club; and to apply for membership in the American Nuclear Society’s Alpha Nu Sigma National Honor Society. To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering or the Nuclear Science and Engineering Research Center.