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Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science Degree

A degree in electrical engineering prepares students to develop solutions to urgent problems in areas such as power, communications, computing and networking.

Electrical engineers work with electromagnetic fields and electricity for use in communications, biotechnology applications and electronic circuits. The core of electrical engineering is the ability to work with sensors, acquire data, communicate electronically, process signals and information, model complex systems, and integrate various sources of energy in distributed systems.

Areas of emphasis

You have the option of choosing to pursue your electrical engineering degree with an emphasis in either renewable energy or biomedical engineering.

  • Renewable energy: Students pursuing this emphasis take the same required courses as all other electrical engineering majors, but they focus on energy-related topics for their senior year technical electives.
  • Biomedical engineering: Students pursuing this emphasis are required to take three additional introductory courses in biology and chemistry, but they have fewer technical elective requirements, which must include coursework in biochemistry and biomedical engineering.

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