Electrical engineering is the profession for those intrigued with electrical phenomena and eager to contribute their skills to a society increasingly dependent on electricity and sophisticated electronic devices.

It is a profession of broad scope with many specialty careers designed for engineers who seek an endless diversity of career paths on the cutting edge of technology. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers publishes transactions on about 60 different topics, from aerospace and electronic systems to visualization and computer graphics. This is a breadth so great that no single electrical engineering department can hope to span it. Moreover, those fields themselves encompass still more fascinating specialties. We give the basics; the future is yours to shape.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

  • This professional degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Graduates will establish themselves as practicing professionals or engage in advanced study in engineering or a related area.
  • Objectives & Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (Electrical Engineering)

  • Students who do not plan to pursue a career in electrical engineering but seek a strong foundation in the principles of electrical engineering may choose this degree.
  • This applied science degree is not accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
  • Degree Requirements

ABET Data

Enrollment and graduation data for the BS in Electrical Engineering

Academic Year Enrollment Graduates
2013-14 89 21
2014-15 91 32
2015-16 101 31
2016-17 109 25
2017-18 100 27

Minor and Second Major

Interested students can apply to pursue either a second major or a minor to enhance their background, knowledge and skills in the areas of applied physics and electrical engineering.

Minor

Students can pursue a minor in Electrical Engineering or in Applied Physics & Electrical Engineering. Both minor programs require students to complete five courses consisting of three required courses and two electives.

Find a list of required courses and available electives for the minor in Electrical Engineering and the minor in Applied Physics & Electrical Engineering on the University Bulletin.

Second Major

A second major in electrical engineering is ideal for students majoring in many areas, such as mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. Students are not allowed to add this second major to either the BS in Electrical Engineering or the BS in Applied Science (Electrical Engineering).

Find a list of required courses and available electives on the University Bulletin.

Contact

Nicole Voumard
314-935-5565
nevoumard@wustl.edu