Electrical Engineering B.S.EE.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

The curriculum leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering includes instruction in electrical and electronic circuits, electromagnetics, semiconductor devices, signal and system analysis, communications, digital systems, as well as in physical and life sciences, humanities, and social sciences. 

Engineering design is developed and integrated into each student’s program and culminates in a required major design experience which draws upon prior course work and which focuses on the issues and expectations of professional practice.

Electrical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The Electrical Engineering program is based on a solid foundation of the mathematical and physical sciences, engineering science and design, principles of professional engineering practice, and liberal education which together prepare graduates to:

  1. Succeed in careers as practicing electrical engineers in a wide range of industrial, governmental, and/or educational work environments;  
  2. Participate as active and effective members of engineering teams (possibly multi-disciplinary), which may be composed of people of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds;
  3. Lead engineering teams in an effective, fair, and responsible manner;
  4. Communicate effectively, in written, oral and graphical forms, about their engineering activities and the results of those activities;  
  5. Educate themselves throughout their careers about advancements within their discipline and the role of their discipline in society in general;
  6. Practice their profession in an ethically, socially, and environmentally responsible manner.

The Curriculum for the B.S. in Electrical Engineering

Students must meet University requirements. A minimum of 129 credits are required. 

University/Electrical & Biomedical Engineering General Education Requirements (18 credits)
Univ FWIL: Foundational Writing & Information Literacy3
Univ D1: Diversity 13
Univ D1/D2: Diversity 1 or Diversity 23
EBE General Education Electives 19
Mathematics & Statistics Requirements (21 credits)
MATH 021Calculus I4
MATH 022Calculus II4
MATH 121Calculus III4
MATH 122Applied Linear Algebra3
MATH 271Adv Engineering Mathematics3
STAT 151Applied Probability3
Computing & Science Requirements (14 credits)
CS 020Programming for Engineers3
CHEM 031General Chemistry 14
PHYS 031Physics for Engineers I4
PHYS 125Physics for Engineers II3
Electrical Engineering Course Requirements (64 credits)
EE 001EE Principles and Design 22
EE 003Linear Circuit Analysis I3
EE 004Linear Circuit Analysis II3
EE 081Linear Circuits Laboratory I2
EE 082Linear Circuits Laboratory II2
EE 106Embedded Programming in C2
EE 120Electronics I4
EE 121Electronics II4
EE 131Fundamentals of Digital Design3
EE 134Microcontroller Systems4
EE 141Electromagnetic Field Theory4
EE 171Signals & Systems4
EE 174Communication Systems4
EE 183Electronics Laboratory2
EE 184Electronics Design Project3
EE 187Capstone Design I3
EE 188Capstone Design II3
EE Electives 312
Additional Engineering/Technical Course Requirements (12 credits)
ENGR 002Graphical Communication2
ENGR 050First Year Engineering Seminar1
Technical Electives 49
Optional/Recommended Courses (0-2 credits)
PHYS 030Physics Problem Solving I0-1
PHYS 123Physics Problem Solving II0-1

EBE General Education: 9 credits of approved general education electives. Students who don't meet the University sustainability requirement (SU) by taking an EE elective approved for SU should meet the SU requirement with an SU approved Gen Ed Elective.


First-Year Design Experience: Transfer students without applicable transfer credit have the option of either taking EE 001 or replacing the credits with engineering course work at the 100-level or higher.


EE Electives: EE 113, EE 193, EE 194 and all 200-level, 3-4 credit EE courses. At least 9 credits must be at the 200-level or above. (Four distinct 3-4 credit EE electives are required. EE Elective requirement may not be met by taking three 4 credit courses).


Technical Electives:

Option 1 - All EE Electives3 and CS 064, ME 014, ME 040MATH 052, ANPS 019, ANPS 020, BSAD 180, CHEM 032, CHEM 042 and all 100-level and above courses in engineering (CE, EE, ENGR, ME), CS, MATH, CHEM and PHYS courses except for practicum and seminars. All 200-level or above courses in STAT.

Option 2 - Advisor Approved Advanced (AAA) Electives: EE students may use their nine required credits of technical electives to pursue advanced interests. Plans may include pursuing a minor in a technical or non-technical area or a concentration of courses in curricular areas such as economics, business administration, etc.  Pursuit of the AAA option must be pre-approved by both the student's advisor and the EE Program Head.  Students must follow through completely on their AAA plan or will need to meet the Option 1 requirements.  Once all AAA courses have been approved, students will submit course substitution forms (signed by their advisor and the EE Chair) to the Office of Student Services.