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UNDERGRADUATE : Sample Course 22 Roadmaps :
Nuclear Security & Policy (NSE + Political Science Double Major)

This roadmap emphasizes the connections between nuclear energy and nuclear security, and policies for safe and secure management of nuclear materials, nuclear technology and nuclear weapons.

    Some possible student outcomes:

  • Preparation for graduate studies in nuclear policy
  • Career in nuclear regulation
  • Career in safeguards and security (NRC, IAEA, DOD, DOE, national laboratories, etc)
  • Career in the nuclear fuel cycle.

UROPs among fission and policy faculty and at the MIT Industrial Performance Center are strongly encouraged.

1st YEAR 8.01 Physics I 8.02 or 8.022 Physics II
  18.01 Calculus I 18.02 Calculus II
  3.091 or 5.111 Chemistry I 7.01x Biology 1
  HASS-(AH)+ 17.01 JusticeH
2nd YEAR 22.01 Intro to NSE 22.02 Intro to Nuclear Physics
  18.03 Differential Equations 2.005 Thermal-Fluids
  8.03 Physics III 17.28 American PoliticsHS
  18.06 Linear Algebra 17.473 Nuclear ProliferationHS
  17.30 Public PolicyHS  
3rd YEAR 6.00 or 12.010 Intro to Computation 22.09 Nuclear J-Lab
  22.05 Intro to Reactor Physics 22.071 Intro Electronics
  17.869 Pol. Sci. MethodsHS 17.871 Pol. Sci. LabHS
  17.475 Nuclear DefenseHS HASS-(AH)+
4th YEAR 22.033 Senior Design Course 22.ThU / 17.ThU UG Thesis*
  22.ThT Thesis tutorial 22.070 Nuclear MaterialsA
  22.251 Nuclear Fuel CycleA 17.483 US Military PowerHS
  17.477 Weapons SystemsHS  
  17.ThT Thesis tutorial  

Bold fonts indicate suggested freshmen course choices
HASS-(AH) denotes HASS not in social sciences but in Arts or Humanities. One of each must be taken to meet Institute requirements.
H denotes satisfying HASS requirement
S denotes satisfying HASS Social Science
* Student should petition to have nuclear/policy thesis topics to be acceptable for both majors.
A Denotes the two suggested advanced course 22 subjects

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