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2007-08 Undergraduate Catalog


Nuclear and Radiological Sciences
College: Engineering
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Hours for the Degree : 125
Minor: No
Combined-Degree Program: Yes

This degree emphasizes the nuclear sciences rather than nuclear engineering. Typical emphasis or option areas are radiation protection (health physics) and engineering physics (plasmas, fusion, lasers). A student pursuing this degree must have a selected program, including option area electives approved in advance by an adviser.

Critical Tracking and Semester Plan

Semester 1:

  • 2.0 UF GPA required semesters 1-5
  • 2.5 GPA on all critical-tracking course work for semesters 1-5
  • Complete 1 of 8 critical-tracking courses with a minimum grade of C within two attempts: CHM 2045, CHM 2046 or approved biological science course, MAC 2311, MAC 2312, MAC 2313, MAP 2302, PHY 2048, PHY 2049

Semester 2:

  • Complete 1 additional course with a minimum grade of C within two attempts

Semester 3:

  • Complete 2 additional courses with a minimum grade of C within two attempts

Semester 4:

  • Complete 2 additional courses with a minimum grade of C within two attempts

Semester 5:

  • Complete all 8 critical-tracking courses with a minimum grade of C in each course within two attempts

To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

Suggested semester-by-semester plan

Semester 1Credits
MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (GE-M)4
CHM 2045 General Chemistry 1 (GE-P)3
CHM 2045L General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (GE-P)1
Composition (GE-C, WR)3
BSC 2010 Integrated Principles of Biology 13
BSC 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology 1 Laboratory1
Total 15
Semester 2Credits
MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 (GE-M)4
ENC 2210 Technical Writing (GE-C) or
ENC 3254 Professional Writing in the Discipline (GE-C)
BSC 2011 Integrated Principles of Biology 2 (GE-B)3
BSC 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology 2 Laboratory (GE-B)1
CHM 2046 General Chemistry 2 (GE-P)3
CHM 2046L General Chemistry 2 Laboratory (GE-P)1
Total 15
Humanities (GE-H)3
Humanities (GE-H)3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)3
Total 9
Semester 3Credits
MAC 2313 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 34
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)3
Pre-Med/MP Elective **3
PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus 13
PHY 2048L Laboratory for PHY 2048 (GE-P)1
Total 14
Semester 4Credits
MAP 2302 Elementary Differential Equations3
CGS 2425 Computer Programming for Engineers2
Pre-Med/MP Elective **5
PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus 23
PHY 2049L Laboratory for PHY 20491
Total 14
Semester 5Credits
ENU 4001 Nuclear Engineering Analysis *4
ENU 4605 Radiation Interactions and Sources 1 *3
Pre-Med/MP Elective ***4
ENU 4943 Fundamentals of Nuclear and Radiological Engineering (Seminar)1
Social and Behavioral Science (GE-S) or Humanities (GE-H)3
Total 15
Semester 6Credits
EEL 3003 Elements of Electrical Engineering 3
EEL 3303L Electrical Circuits Laboratory1
ENU 4606 Radiation Interactions and Sources 2 *3
APK 2100C Applied Human Anatomy4
EGN 4034 Professional Ethics1
STA 3032 Engineering Statistics3
Total 15
Semester 7Credits
ENU 4630 Fundamental Aspects of Radiation Shielding *3
ENU 4612 Radiation Detection and Instrumentation Systems4
APK 2105C Applied Human Physiology4
Pre-Med/MP Elective (See list below)3
Total 14
Semester 8 Credits
ENU 4145 Risk Assessment for Radiation Systems3
ENU 4641C Applied Radiation Protection2
Engineering electives9
Total 14

* All nuclear engineering and nuclear engineering sciences majors must pass all required undergraduate department courses with an overall C average.

** For pre-Med, these electives must be Organic Chemistry 1 and 2 with Laboratory (CHM 2210 and CHM 2211/2211L).

*** For pre-Med, this elective must be Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BCH 4024).

Pre-Med Physics Electives: Examples include Modern Physics (PHY 3101), Radiation Biology (ENU 5626), Medical Image Analysis (ENU 5658), Biomedical Engineering and Physiology 1 (BME 5001).

Pre-Med Electives: Examples include Immunology (PCB 5235), Genetics (PCB 3063 or AGR 3303), Animal Physiology (PCB 4723C), Health and Medical Terminology (HSC 3531).

Engineering Electives: Examples include courses in nuclear engineering, engineering materials, thermodynamics, statics, dynamics, advanced programming.