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Academic Plans

The nuclear engineering department is dedicated to helping students navigate and enrich their academic experience. To achieve this goal, students are responsible for developing and maintaining academic plans, which chart their progress from orientation until graduation. The templates provided below are sample plans to assist you in creating your own academic plan and do not replace one-on-one advising. You can complete a comprehensive academic plan, including second majors or minors that you plan to pursue, by following the template and meeting with the undergraduate curriculum adviser. You are responsible for completing all college, university and major requirements on the academic plan and meeting annual benchmark deadlines which ensure that you remain on track for graduation.

Nuclear Engineering

Concurrent Major in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering (9 semesters)

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The Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the top ranked nuclear engineering programs in the United States. The department distinguishes itself from other programs with a strong focus on experimental research in power, science, security and safety. The actively growing department leads four educational programs for students pursuing a bachelor of science, a master of science, a master of engineering or a doctoral degree. The department also houses the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, the country’s first and longest operating licensed nuclear reactor. The construction and operation of the reactor introduced nuclear engineering to Penn State, and, in doing so, harnessed research and educational opportunities as key strengths for the department. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at

Department of Nuclear Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6938