Why Nuclear Engineering?
Nuclear energy provides nearly 20 percent of the country’s electricity. It’s also the No. 1 source of emission-free electricity because it doesn’t produce greenhouse gases.
Nuclear engineers are in high demand. The construction of new nuclear power plants, the continued license renewal for existing reactors and the retirement of much of existing work force have prompted an unprecedented recruitment effort throughout the nuclear industry.
Dominion’s nuclear stations provide about a third of Virginia’s power. With headquarters in Richmond, Va., the company serves as a leader in providing safe, reliable nuclear-generated electricity.
VCU offers the most comprehensive nuclear engineering program in the state. In partnership with Dominion and with funding from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the VCU School of Engineering offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the field of nuclear engineering.