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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. The degree requires a minimum of 129 credits.

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

First YearCredits
CHEM 031 General Chemistry 114  
ENGR 002 Graphical Communication2  
ENGR 050 First Year Engineering Seminar1  
MATH 021 Calculus I14  
Foundational Writing & Information Literacy3  
General Education Elective23 3
CS 020 Programming for Engineers1  3
EE 001 EE Principles and Design  3
MATH 022 Calculus II1  4
PHYS 030 Physics Problem Solving I (Optional)  0-1
PHYS 031 Physics for Engineers I1  4
Year Total: 17 17-18
CS 031 C Programming1  
EE 003 Linear Circuit Analysis I3  
EE 081 Linear Circuits Laboratory I2  
EE 131 Fundamentals of Digital Design3  
MATH 121 Calculus III4  
PHYS 123 Physics Problem Solving II (Optional)0-1  
PHYS 125 Physics for Engineers II3  
EE 004 Linear Circuit Analysis II  3
EE 082 Linear Circuits Laboratory II  2
EE 134 Microcontroller Systems  4
MATH 122 Applied Linear Algebra  3
MATH 271 Adv Engineering Mathematics  3
Year Total: 16-17 15
EE 120 Electronics I4  
EE 141 Electromagnetic Field Theory4  
EE 171 Signals & Systems4  
EE 183 Electronics Laboratory2  
STAT 151 Applied Probability3  
EE 121 Electronics II  4
EE 174 Communication Systems  4
EE 184 Electronics Design Project  3
EE Technical Elective5  3
General Education Elective2  3
Year Total: 17 17
EE 187 Capstone Design I3  
General Education Elective23 3
Choose two EE Electives46 6
EE Technical Elective53 3
EE 188 Capstone Design II  3
Year Total: 15 15
Total Credits in Sequence: 129-131

Pre-Engineering Technical (PET) requirement: PET courses must be completed with C- or better by the third semester of enrollment in order to continue in engineering coursework.


General Education: Fifteen credits of approved Gen Ed Electives, including the University diversity requirement (three credits of D1 and three additional credits of D1 or D2). 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).


EE Technical Electives:

Option 1 - All EE Electives4 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 Program Head) to the Office of Student Services.