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Academic Plan

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 demonstrate how students can create their own academic path, but they do not replace one-on-one academic advising.

Students can complete a comprehensive academic plan, including second majors or minors, by working with their academic adviser. The Suggested Academic Plan and Flow Chart below are only a few of the academic planning tools and resources students should use in coordination with their academic adviser. Students are responsible for completing all college, university, and major requirements on the academic plan and meeting annual benchmark deadlines to ensure they remain on track for graduation.

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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 with a strong focus on experimental research. 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 Radiation Science and Engineering Center (RSEC) facilities, including the Breazeale Reactor, are available to nuclear engineering faculty and students at Penn State for research and instruction. RSEC houses the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, the country’s first and longest operating licensed nuclear research reactor. Having access to an operating research reactor is a key strength for the department and enables Penn State to harness research and educational opportunities that are unique in the United States. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at

Department of Nuclear Engineering

206 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6222