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2008-09 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. A student pursuing this degree must have a selected program, including option area electives approved in advance by an adviser.

To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college and major requirements.

Critical Tracking and Recommended Semester Plan

Semester 1:

  • 2.0 UF GPA required semesters 1-5
  • 2.5 GPA on all critical-tracking coursework 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.

Recommended 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
BSC 2010 Integrated Principles of Biology 13
BSC 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology 1 Laboratory1
Composition (GE-C, WR)3
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
Pre-Med/MP Elective **3
PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus 13
PHY 2048L Laboratory for PHY 2048 (GE-P)1
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)3
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 4612C 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).

+ A minimum grade requirement in ENU 4001 and ENU 4605 is a C.

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.