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Electrical Engineering major

Electrical engineering majors design and build the iPads, Kindles, laptops and electronics that have become a part of our daily lives. They also design and build the systems that make these products work — from the electrical components within the devices to the power plants and communication networks that feed them.

Get your hands dirty.

Work on cutting-edge research as an undergraduate electrical engineering major through our research laboratories: Smart Sensor Technology, Renewable Electric Energy Systems, and Speech and Signal Processing.

Three for one.

You can combine your electrical engineering major with a computer engineering major and still have room for a minor in another area — such as philosophy, physics or math — all in five years and without summer school.

Customize your studies.

Choose from a variety of electives to develop deeper expertise in a least one of the electrical engineering areas of systems and control, electromagnetic fields and communication, power and energy, and computer hardware and software.

Be an engineer before you graduate.

Through our co-op program, you'll incorporate 12 to 16 months of real engineering experience into your curriculum.

Suggested curriculum

Major courses are bolded.

Freshman

  • Engineering Discovery I & II
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Freshman Seminar
  • Calculus I & II
  • General Chemistry I
  • Rhetoric and Composition I
  • Core Rhetoric II
  • Core Elective or Introduction to Theology

Sophomore

  • Electric Circuits I & II
  • Circuits Lab I & II
  • Introduction to Computer Hardware and Software
  • Digital Electronics
  • Engineering Systems
  • Professional Development for Engineers
  • General Physics with Calculus I & II
  • Calculus III
  • Differential Equations
  • Philosophy of Human Nature

Junior

  • Electronic Devices and Applications
  • Digital Electronics Lab
  • Linear Systems Analysis
  • Electromagnetic Fields I
  • Electrical Instrumentation Lab
  • Analog Electronics
  • Statistical Methods
  • Theory of Ethics
  • Two Electrical Engineering Electives
  • Core Elective or Introduction to Theology
  • Core Elective

Senior

  • Analog Electronics Lab
  • Principles of Design
  • Senior Design Project
  • Five Electrical Engineering Electives
  • Science/Math Elective
  • Theology Elective
  • Core Elective
  • Core or Free Elective

Engineering

You might like the Electrical Engineering major if you

✓ Are strong in math and science

✓ Are interested in electronic system design

What can you do with a major in Electrical Engineering?

Electrical Engineering Our graduates typically work in circuit design, product design and development, software and hardware engineering, technical writing, and research and development.

Learn more about what you can do with a major in electrical engineering.

Visit the department that offers the electrical engineering major.

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