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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Undergraduate Studies 


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The department offers two undergraduate degrees: the bachelor of science in electrical engineering (BSEE) and the bachelor of arts (BA) in electrical engineering.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering:

The BSEE degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET*. The BSEE degree is the usual degree taken by those students planning a career of engineering practice. The program for the BSEE requires more hours and greater depth than the BA degree, however it still provides considerable flexibility and can reduce the time required to become a licensed professional engineer.  In the final year, BSEE students undertake a capstone design project.  Both degrees are organized around a core of required courses and a selection of elective courses from five Specialization Areas: Computer Engineering; Data Science; Neuroengineering; Photonics, Electronics and Nano-devices; and Systems. Each student's program must contain a depth sequence in one area and courses from at least two areas to provide breadth.  The specialization electives provide the flexibility to create a focus that crosses traditional areas.  Because of the number of options, students should consult early with departmental advisors to plan a program that meets their needs.
More BSEE information can be found here. 

Bachelor of Arts in Electrical Engineering:

The BA degree provides a basic foundation in electrical and computer engineering that the student can build on to construct a custom program. Because of its flexibility and large number of free electives, the BA can be combined easily with courses from other departments to create an interdisciplinary program. This may be particularly appropriate for students planning further study in law, business, or medicine. The program leading to the BA Degree is not accredited by ABET. 
More BA information can be found here.

Interested in ECE? 

Learn more about what ECE is here, or consult with an ECE undergraduate advisor.