University Catalog 2024-2025

Nuclear Nonproliferation Science and Policy (Certificate)

The objective of the program is to educate students about nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards, and security from both the global and the technical perspectives. Students will be exposed to state-of-the-art techniques and will develop an understanding of the technical and policy challenges to maintain and support a robust nuclear nonproliferation regime. This process will be supported by assignments designed to reinforce understanding of the individual subject areas covered, class projects which cover key areas such as proliferation case studies and physical security simulations, as well as interactions with subject matter experts in nuclear nonproliferation technology and policy.

More Information

Nuclear Nonproliferation Science and Policy Program Website

This certificate program is open to degree-seeking students at NC State, students at other higher education institutions and post-graduate professionals seeking to expand their education credentials. 

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree. Certificate students must meet prerequisites for all certificate courses they enroll in. Both Non-Degree Studies (NDS) and NC State degree-seeking students are accepted to this certificate program. Current NC State degree students should contact the program director for application information.

Applicant Information

  • Delivery Method: On-Campus, Online, Hybrid
  • Entrance Exam: None
  • Interview Required: None

Application Deadlines

This certificate program has rolling admissions

Plan Requirements

Nuclear Engineering Courses6
Select two courses from the following:
Reactor Analysis and Design
Radiation Safety and Shielding
Reactor Systems
Nuclear Fuel Cycles
Radiation and Reactor Fundamentals
Principles of Radiation Measurement
Nuclear Nonproliferation Technology and Policy
Neutron Transport Theory
Nuclear Reactor Design Calculations
Nuclear Radiation Attenuation
Advanced Topics In Nuclear Engineering I
Political Science/Public Administration Courses6
The Public Policy Process
Public Policy Analysis
International Law
Seminar in Global Governance
Global Problems and Policy
International Political Economy
Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy & Process
Nuclear Strategy and Nonproliferation
Special Topics In Political Science (Science, Technology, & International Security)
Special Topics In Political Science (Illicit Political Economy)
Total Hours12