In addition to a broad preparation in physics, the nuclear science concentration of the BS Physics degree provides students with a thorough introduction to the basic properties of the nucleus, nuclear decay, radiation properties and applications of each of these topics. Radiation detection and measurements are explored in the nuclear laboratory course. Upon completion of Calculus I, students are ready to begin the 2-semester introductory physics coursework. The advanced physics coursework is completed in the junior and senior years. The 3 nuclear courses are currently taught every year, while most of the other advanced courses are every other year. This allows juniors and seniors to take many of their courses together. Local and regional nuclear industry provides numerous employment opportunities. Many nuclear students complete internships with Savannah River National Laboratory and physics majors often participate in undergraduate research projects and present their work at professional meetings. The physics faculty work closely with the majors to advise and mentor them through the program. The nuclear science concentration includes 3 specialized nuclear science courses, an intro course in fall plus an applications course and measurements lab in the spring.