Department of Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

The electrical engineering degree will prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career in a wide range of areas within the umbrella of the electrical engineering profession.  Electrical engineers design and construct systems for areospace, multimedia, telecommunications, electric power, robotics, signal processing and controls.  In the aerospace arena electrical engineers develop new sensors, control and power systems.  In communications, new networks are under development that will enhance both data and voice communications. Intelligent robotic systems are being developed to locate survivors in the debris from catastrophic events such as earthquakes.  Electrical power systems engineering strive to develop safe, effective and efficient integration of traditional with renewal energy sources to increase capacity in the electrical power grid.

The first two years of curriculum contain the required science, mathematics, engineering, and computer science basics to prepare the student for the upper level courses. The junior and senior years of the traditional electrical engineering curriculum include 6 hours of technical electives, 3 hours of mathematics elective and 6 hours of electrical engineering electives which allow students to concentrate their studies in an area of specialization: electric power, controls and robotics, or communications. The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,  Graduates are eligible to practice and become licensed professional engineers. 

It is highly recommended that all freshmen engineering students purchase a laptop computer. The recommended laptop computer specifications are at:

The following curriculum represents the program of study and a suggested sequence for the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. The student should be aware that not all courses are offered each semester and the ordering of courses is subject to change. In order to minimize scheduling difficulties, each student should schedule a special session with their advisor at the beginning of their junior year to plan the remaining coursework.


Program: Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering
Major: Electrical Engineering

The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this major.

1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2Engineering Elective must be a 3000 or 4000 level Electrical Engineering course.
3Technical Elective must be a course from Engineering, MGMT 4203 Project Management, Math or the Sciences (excluding courses intended for Education Majors). All electives must have approval of the Department.
4Must have departmental approval.