Electrical Engineering Major/B.S.

Electrical Engineering Major/B.S.

Electrical Engineering Major/B.S.

Electrical systems and computers form the backbone of many of the structures central to contemporary life. Communication, medicine, education, space exploration, defense and other critical sectors of our society and economy depend on electrical engineers for their design, analysis and effective use. As an electrical engineering major, you will work closely with top-ranked faculty to gain an understanding of the fundamental knowledge and theories that underpin modern engineering. You will also put your learning into practice with innovative hands-on projects that will challenge and inspire you.

The program in electrical engineering is designed to provide students with a fundamental background in the basic theoretical concepts and technological principles that constitute the foundations of modern electrical engineering and, at the same time, the opportunity to emphasize subject areas in which they have a particular interest. The curriculum requirements are flexible enough to allow students to design their academic program to achieve a variety of objectives, with the assistance and approval of their faculty advisor. Students may emphasize the applied and experimental aspects of electrical engineering or may concentrate on subjects requiring analytical or theoretical treatment.

The electrical engineering curriculum prepares students for careers in electrical engineering or for graduate studies by providing a solid background in mathematics, physical sciences, and traditional electrical engineering subjects of physical electronics; electromagnetics; communications, control and signal processing; analog electronics and digital electronics.

Through the proper choice of flexible design, technical and unrestricted electives, it is possible to focus on any of these five specialty areas or to distribute the units of electives among these areas. Students who complete the electrical engineering curriculum will obtain a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, one of the engineering degrees recognized in all 50 states as eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer.