Electrical Engineering

Programs Offered
  • Electrical Engineering (major and minor)

Electrical Engineering (BS)


The BS in Electrical Engineering program provides students with a strong foundation to design and analyze electrical and electronics systems.  

The BS in EE degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET .

  • A minimum 130 credits are required for this major, including 64 upper-division credits.
  • All Engineering majors are required to participate in an engineering-related internship with industry or another career entity.
  • Chemistry: You must score 75 percent or higher on SPU’s Chemistry Placement Test or complete CHM 1100 “Introduction to Chemistry” or CHM 1211 “General Chemistry.” 
  • Degree requirements include courses in mathematics, science, computer science, engineering, and electrical engineering.

Electrical Engineering minor


  • A minimum 52 credits are required for this minor, including 18 upper-division credits.
  • Some of the 42 credits of core requirements include CSC 1230 Problem Solving & Programming, MAT 3237 Differential Equations, and EE 2726 Electrical Circuits I.
  • The 10 elective credits are chosen from upper-division courses such as EE 3500 Introduction to Power Systems and EE 4560 Wireless Communication Systems.

entering and completing the major or minor

In order to earn a degree, you must complete an academic major. SPU encourages students to explore various academic paths, and students are not required to enter a major immediately upon admission to the University. However, you should enter a major by the end of your sophomore year to help ensure your timely completion of a degree. Students who transfer as juniors and seniors should identify and enter their major within their first two quarters at SPU.

  • If this is your first quarter at SPU and you wish to enter a major or minor in this department, you may select a program by using the online Major or Minor Application form. You will receive an email notification of acceptance.
  • If you are an SPU student with an SPU cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, use the online Major or Minor Application form to select your major or minor. You will receive an email notification of acceptance. Students on academic probation (with an SPU cumulative GPA below 2.0) will not be permitted to enter a new major or minor until they regain good academic standing.
  • The University requires a grade of C- or better in all classes that apply to a major or minor; however, programs may require higher minimum grades in specific courses. You may repeat an SPU course only once for a higher grade.
  • To advance in this program, meet with your faculty advisor regularly to discuss your grades, course progression, and other indicators of satisfactory academic progress. If your grades or other factors indicate that you may not be able to successfully complete the major or minor, your faculty advisor can work with you to explore options, which may include choosing a different major or minor.
  • You must complete the major or minor requirements in effect in the SPU Undergraduate Catalog for the year of admittance to the major or minor.

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Engineering Department

Visit the Engineering Department to see how a degree in engineering can help you achieve your goals to make a difference in the world.

Time Schedule: Engineering

Course planning

Suggested course sequences help you complete your degree in a timely manner.