BSE in Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences
At NERS, we believe that engaging in research as an undergraduate student is a very important part of the educational experience. Many of our students are actively involved and have co-authored papers in scientific journals.
Our ABET-accredited Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Bachelor of Science in Engineering (NERS BSE) program provides students with skills and tools necessary for industrial, medical, governmental, and environmental applications of nuclear processes and radiation.
Because of its breadth and flexibility, our undergraduate program should be considered by several different groups of students:
- Those who wish to obtain a BSE degree and then seek employment in challenging and a socially relevant field such as energy, medicine, or national security
- Those preparing for graduate study in nuclear engineering or related fields
- Those who are seeking very broad technical backgrounds and who hope to make their careers in research and development, particularly after further study at the graduate level.
The tight-knit community within the department provides our students endless opportunities to excel in a cooperative atmosphere. One such opportunity is research, either for pay or academic credit.
In addition to nuclear engineering and radiological fundamentals, students use modern tools and techniques while working in multidisciplinary teams that reflect real-world engineering projects.
They engage with the environmental, social, political, and ethical aspects of the field by taking advantage of the quality and diversity of programs at Michigan to broaden their horizons and explore other fields of study. U-M boasts highly-ranked schools in Natural Resources, Public Health, Public Policy, Medicine, Law, and Business, and our students are encouraged to explore course sequences or collaborative programs in these other areas. Alternatively, with a solid background in math, science, and engineering principles, students often consider these complementary fields for future graduate or professional study.
Incoming freshmen or transfer students who want to join the program, please apply through Michigan Engineering. The University of Michigan uses the Common Application. Current U-M students considering NERS should meet with Michelle Sonderman to discuss declaring the major or transferring from another college.