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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering B.S.

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Electrical engineering is arguably the largest discipline of engineering. It focuses on the application of the principles of electricity and its use with electrical devices and systems. In this energy conscious world, a thorough understanding of energy and its uses is essential to the success of an electrical engineer.

Nearly every industry utilizes electrical engineers. Graduates have the qualifications to enter careers in areas such as, but not limited to, telecommunications, computer engineering, manufacturing, aerospace industry, power generation and distribution, alternative energy, robotics, and automation. Typical job titles for graduates may include electrical engineer, electronics engineer, telecommunications engineer, project engineer, planner, project supervisor, consulting engineer, and design engineer.

Electrical Engineering requires rigorous training in basic engineering principles along with the development of skills in the areas of planning and management of design projects and the associated systems and resources. Graduates in the area of Electrical Engineering will be required to master technical elements and to demonstrate particular competence in the areas of communication, fiscal management, and project control. The broad-based background is tailored to develop professionals who will be able to move between the technical and managerial aspects of electrical engineering projects and to serve in key leadership positions within the engineering profession. 

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Engineering Standing Requirements  

General Education (42 Credit Hours)

See listing of requirements.    

Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) (18 Credit Hours)


Students need to be sure to apply for Engineering Standing prior to the end of their Sophomore year. 

Upper Level Electives (15 Credit Hours)

  • EE 3/4XXX - Technical Electives (9 Credit Hours)
  • Engineering Science Elective (3 Credit Hours)*
  • Math above MATH 2335 (3 Credit Hours)


Program Total (130 Credit Hours)

University-Wide Degree Requirements


Note: Program is exempt from the WELL 1000 course requirement. 

Graduation Credit Hour Total (130 Credit Hours)

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