Mar 02, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering, B.S.

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The electrical engineering undergraduate degree program seeks to produce graduates who are trained in the theory and practice of electrical and computer engineering and are well prepared to handle the professional and leadership challenges of their careers. The program allows students to specialize in high performance and embedded computing, microelectronics and nanotechnology, power and energy, signal processing and communications, high frequency circuits and fields, and control systems, among others.

The objective of the electrical engineering degree program is to prepare students for success as practicing engineers engaged in life-long learning and serving in leadership roles in their chosen career path. Specifically, within three to five years of graduation, graduates of the electrical engineering program will:

  • Establish themselves as practicing professionals meeting or exceeding the expectations of their employers.
  • Continue their professional development or pursue formal education to earn advanced degrees and/or certifications.
  • Demonstrate leadership in their professional endeavors and/or in their communities.

The electrical engineering undergraduate program has identified curriculum tracks as recommended groups of courses for undergraduate students interested in a particular area of electrical engineering. Each track consists of a list of three recommended electives (typically EE Technical Electives) and possibly a recommended lab elective. A student will be considered to have completed a track if these course requirements have been satisfied with a grade of C or better.

Students are not required to participate in a track. Tracks are intended for students as a guide of classes to take in a particular area. Student transcripts will not explicitly mention completion of a track. However, any student completing a track will receive an official recognition of this completion from the department.


The current set of tracks are:

Electric Power and Energy

EE Technical Electives:

High Frequency Circuits and Fields

EE Technical Electives:

Degree Requirements

Each student must complete the following:

UK Core Requirements

See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete UK Core requirements.  The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity

II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities

III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences

IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences

V. Composition and Communication I

VI. Composition and Communication II

VII. Quantitative Foundations

IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA

X. Global Dynamics

UK Core hours: 33

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement hours (GCCR): 3

Subtotal: Premajor hours: 49

Choose two of the following lab courses:

Subtotal: Major hours: 37


  • Engineering/Science Electives [E] Credit(s): 6
  • Math/Statistics Elective [M] Credit(s): 3
  • Technical Elective [T] Credit(s): 6
  • EE Technical Electives Credit(s): 12*

Subtotal: Electives: 27

Total Hours: 128


§ Transfer students will take 

 , in place of EGR 101  and EGR 103 .

Δ Students must complete both EGR 101  and EGR 103  to fulfill the UK Core Arts and Creativity requirement. Transfer students may satisfy the UK Core Arts and Creativity requirement by taking EGR 215 .

[M] Math/Statistics Elective: Any upper-division (300-level or higher) math or statistics course excluding MA 308  and MA 310  (3 credit hours total).

[E] Engineering/Science Electives: Any engineering, physics, computer science, or math course at the 200-level or higher, other than an electrical engineering course and excluding MA 308 MA 310 , and more elementary versions of required courses (6 credit hours total). Cooperative education credit may not be used to satisfy this requirement. 

[T] Technical elective may be selected from upper-division (300-level or higher) engineering, mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, or other technically-related fields excluding MA 308 MA 310 EE 305 , and more elementary versions of required courses, to be selected in consultation with the academic advisor (6 credit hours total).

[L] Electrical Engineering Laboratory Elective: EE 416G EE 422G EE 462G  (4 credit hours total).

†Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR) course.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

First Semester

Second Semester

Senior Year

First Semester

Second Semester

EE Technical Electives

*EE Technical Electives (must be 500-level courses). Courses recommended as electrical engineering technical electives are listed below (each course is 3 credit hours):

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