Bachelor of Science

*ADVISORY: We are NO LONGER accepting applicants for the radiological health undergraduate degree program. The program is phasing out and will remain as a minor program within the department. Degree information will remain on the site until currently enrolled students finish their program.

 

The large number of operating nuclear power plants has created a strong demand for specialists in radiological health engineering. This program at Texas A&M is designed to give students a broad background so they will be able to assume positions in any area of the nuclear industry. The Texas A&M degree in radiological health engineering is the only one that is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation of ABET, Inc. (formerly Accreditation Board for Engineering [ABET]) in the United States.

First Semester Courses

Course NameCredits
ENGL 104 - Comp. & Rhetoric 3 hrs
ENGR 111 - Foundations of Engr. I 2 hrs
MATH 151 - Engr. Math I1 4 hrs
PHYS 218 - Mechanics 4 hrs

CHEM 101 & CHEM 111 - Fund. of Chem and Fund. of Chem. Lab 

4 hrs
Total Credit Hours17 hrs

Second Semester Courses

Course NameCredits
CHEM 102 & CHEM 112 - Fund. of Chem. II and Fund. of Chem Lab II  4 hrs
ENGR 112 - Foundations in Engr. II 2 hr
Math 152 - Engr. Math II 4 hrs
PHYS 208 - Electricity & Optics 4 hrs
University Core Curriculum Elective2 3 hrs
Total Credit Hours17 hrs

Notes:

  1. Entering students will be given a placement test in mathematics. Test results will be used in selecting the appropriate starting course which may be at a higher or lower level
  2. To be selected from the university core curriculum. Of the 18 hours shown as university core curriculum electives, 3 must be from visual and performing arts, 3 from social and behavioral sciences, 6 from U.S. history (typically HIST 105 & 106), Political Science (POLS 206 & 207). The required 6 hours from international and cultural diversity may be met by courses satisfying the visual and performing arts, social and behavioral sciences, and the political science and history requirements if they are also on the approved list of international and cultural diversity courses. In addition, ENGR 482 or PHIL 482 must be taken.

First Semester Courses

Course NameCredits
MEEN 221 - Statics & Particle Dynamics 3 hrs
VTPP 434 - Physiology for Bioengineers I 4 hrs
MATH 251 - Engr. Math III 3 hrs
NUEN 201 - Principles of Nuclear Engr. 1 hr
University Core Curriculum Electives1 3 hrs
Total Credit Hours17 hrs

Second Semester Courses

Course NameCredits
MEEN 315 - Principles of Thermodynamics 3 hrs
STAT 211 - Principles of Statistics I 3 hrs
VTPP 435 - Physiology for Bioengineers II 4 hrs
MATH 308 - Differential Equations 3 hrs
NUEN 302 - Intro. to Nucl. Engr. II 4 hrs
Total Credit Hours16 hrs

Notes:

  1. To be selected from the University core curriculum. Of the 18 hours shown as University core curriculum electives, 3 must be from visual and performing arts, 3 from social and behavioral sciences, 6 from U.S. history (typically HIST 105 & 106), Political Science (POLS 206 & 207). The required 6 hours from international and cultural diversity may be met by courses satisfying the visual and performing arts, social and behavioral sciences, and the political science and history requirements if they are also on the approved list of international and cultural diversity courses. In addition, ENGR 482 or PHIL 482 must be taken.

First Semester Courses

Course NameCredits
ECEN 215 - Prin. of Electrical Engr. 3 hrs
GEOL 410 - Hydrogeology 3 hrs
MATH 309 - Linear Algebra: Diff. Equations 3 hr
NUEN 301 - Nuclear Reactory Theory 3 hrs
NUEN 309 - Radiological Safety 3 hrs
Total Credit Hours15 hrs

Second Semester Courses

Course NameCredits
CHEM 227 - Organic Chemistry I 3 hrs
ENGL 210 - Tech Writing1
or
COMM 203 Public Speaking1
3 hrs
ISEN 302 - Economic Analysis of Engineering Projects 2 hrs
NUEN 303 - Nuclear Detection & Isotopes 3 hr
NUEN 329 - Analytical and Numerical Methods 3 hrs
University Core Curriculum Electives1 3 hrs
Total Credit Hours17 hrs

Notes:

  1. ENGL 210 is an acceptable substitute.
  2. To be selected from the university core curriculum. Of the 18 hours shown as university core curriculum electives, 3 must be from visual and performing arts, 3 from social and behavioral sciences, 6 from U.S. history (typically HIST 105 & 106), Political Science (POLS 206 & 207). The required 6 hours from international and cultural diversity may be met by courses satisfying the visual and performing arts, social and behavioral sciences, and the political science and history requirements if they are also on the approved list of international and cultural diversity courses. In addition, ENGR 482 or PHIL 482 must be taken.

First Semester Courses

Course NameCredits
CHEM 237 - Organic Chemistry Lab 1 hrs
NUEN 405 - Nuclear Engr. Experiments 3 hrs
NUEN 475 - Environmental Nucl. Engr. 3 hrs
SENG 310 - Industrial Hygiene Engr. 3 hrs
University Core Curriculum Elective1 3 hrs
Technical Elective2 4 hrs
Total Credit Hours17 hrs

Second Semester Courses

Course NameCredits
ENGR 482 - Ethics & Engineering2 3 hrs
NUEN 481 - Seminar 1 hrs
NUEN 479 - Rad. Protection Engr. 3 hrs
CVEN 305 Mechanics of Materials 3 hrs
University Core Curriculum Elective1 6 hrs
Total Credit Hours16 hrs

Notes:

  1. To be selected from the university core curriculum. Of the 18 hours shown as university core curriculum electives, 3 must be from visual and performing arts, 3 from social and behavioral sciences, 6 from U.S. history (typically HIST 105 & 106), Political Science (POLS 206 & 207). The required 6 hours from international and cultural diversity may be met by courses satisfying the visual and performing arts, social and behavioral sciences, and the political science and history requirements if they are also on the approved list of international and cultural diversity courses. In addition, ENGR 482 or PHIL 482 must be taken.
  2. Entering students will be given a placement test in mathematics. Test results will be used to select the appropriate starting course. 

  3. As approved by departmental advisor.