Offered as: major | minor
Electrical engineers design and develop electrical and electronic components and systems, such as power systems, communication systems, control systems, integrated circuits, and computers.
As an electrical engineer, you may work as a consultant, designer, educator, entrepreneur, executive, public official, researcher, scientist, or in the military. Electrical engineers work in a variety of fields, such as acoustics, aerospace, automotive, biomedical, communications, consumer electronics, power, signal processing, space, and underwater systems.
Electrical engineering is the largest field within the engineering profession, and it continues to grow and evolve. Electrical engineering is also one of the highest-paid engineering fields.
You'll be prepared for positions in industry and with government agencies—and to continue your studies at the graduate level.
Electrical Engineering major
Our program prepares you for this evolving field by providing a strong background in science, mathematics, and engineering.
Your electrical engineering courses will include analog circuits, computer programing, digital and embedded system design, electromagnetics, electronics, and signals and systems. You'll also choose from technical electives such as acoustics, computer networks, integrated circuits, microwave and RF engineering, power systems, power electronics, wireless communications, signal processing, and speech processing. Your senior project will be defined by current industry needs.
For the BS in electrical engineering, you'll complete 57 credits in electrical and computer engineering courses and a total of 125 credits overall.
Dual major in Electrical Engineering & Computer Engineering: Prepare to meet a broad range of challenges in the ever-changing high-tech fields of electrical engineering and computer engineering by earning a double major bachelor's degree.
Electrical Engineering minor
A minor in electrical engineering gives you the opportunity to specialize in a particular area of electrical engineering, such as electromagnetic theory, communication theory, electronics, power, signal processing, or VLSI (very large scale integration).
For the minor, you'll complete 19 to 22 credits.
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