Undergraduate Admissions

Every student who wishes to pursue a BS in Nuclear Engineering (BSNE) must be formally admitted to UNM and to the Nuclear Engineering (NE) Department. Freshmen, transfer students and readmits must first apply to UNM through the Office of Admissions (http://www.unm.edu/apply/) .  If Nuclear Engineering is selected on the application through the Office of Admissions and the student meets the minimum UNM admission requirements, the student is admitted as a Pre-Nuclear Engineering student. Once the student has successfully completed the NE Department admission requirements described below, the student will be admitted to the NE Department and will no longer be in Pre-Nuclear Engineering status.

Admission Requirements to the NE Department:

  • Must be in good academic standing (cumulative UNM GPA of 2.20 or higher)
  • Completion of a minimum of 19 credit hours of technical courses required in the first year curriculum (see below)
  • A minimum technical GPA of a 2.5 and grades of "C" or better in each of those 19 hours
  • Completion of English 110 (or its equivalent) with a "C" or better

Technical Courses Required in the First Year Curriculum:


Course

Course Title

Credits

CHEM 121 (or CHEM 131)

General Chemistry I (or Principles of Chemistry)

3

CHEM 123L

General Chemistry I Lab

1

CHEM 122 (or CHEM 132)

General Chemistry II (or Principles of Chemistry)

3

CHEM 124L

General Chemistry II Lab

1

MATH 162

Calculus I

4

MATH 163

Calculus II

4

CS 151

Computer Programming Fundamentals for Non-Majors

3

PHYC 160

General Physics

3

NE 101

Introduction to Nuclear Engineering

1

Attention Transfer Students :  The Registrar's Office, in conjunction with UNM's academic departments, evaluates most courses for transfer, while the NE Department assesses transcripts to determine possible acceptance of any NE courses. Prior to admission, if necessary, students may be required to seek approval for appropriate course equivalencies from the academic departments outside of the NE Department.  

 

Questions?  Please contact:

Krista Navarrette 
NE Sr. Academic Advisor
ME 436
krisnava@unm.edu
505-277-1004