student advising office


Faculty Advisers

Every student in nuclear engineering is assigned an adviser who is a faculty member in the department. The faculty adviser is responsible for providing career and professional advice.

Curriculum Advisers

Academic advising is provided by curriculum advisers in the Undergraduate Program Office. Curriculum advisers are available Monday through Friday to assist you with any academic questions you may have. Appointments may be made by emailing or calling 814-863-1993.

Undergraduate Records Assistant

The Undergraduate Records Assistant in the Undergradaute Program Office is responsible for all student records. Contact the Undergraduate Records Assistant if you have any questions about your degree audit, course substitutions, graduation, Faculty Senate petitions, co-op, or anything related to interpreting statements made in the Student Handbook.

Associate Head of Undergraduate Programs

Dr. Eric Marsh, the Associate Head of Undergraduate Programs, is available to meet with students considering studying abroad to discuss curriculum choices.

Important Note:

Although department faculty and staff are available to help, students should realize two important facts:

  1. When you have questions, you must take the initiative to see a curriculum adviser. The best way of doing this is to make an appointment.
  2. Your adviser’s role is to help guide and provide insight such that you may make informed decisions. Each student is responsible for his or her program/course choices and the monitoring of his or her academic progress. Be aware that students must “assume final responsibility for course scheduling, program planning, and the successful completion of all graduation recommendations.” (Academic Policy 32-30)
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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