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 1310 Survey of General 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 3510 Power Electronics Fundamentals and EGR 3611 Alternative Energy Systems.

entering and completing the major or minor

In order to earn a degree, you must complete at least one academic major. SPU encourages students to explore various academic paths, so if you change your mind about a major or minor, or want to include an additional program, you are able to do so, as outlined below.

Note that the University encourages you to enter your chosen major(s) and minor(s) by the start of your junior year. Students who transfer as juniors and seniors should enter a major within their first two quarters at SPU.

  • If this is your first quarter at SPU and you identified the Electrical Engineering major as your first choice on your application for admission to the University, you have gained entry to the major. To change or add a major or minor, follow these instructions.
  • If you are an SPU student with an SPU cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, follow these instructions to enter a major or minor in this department.
  • 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 that are in effect in the SPU Undergraduate Catalog for the year you enter 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: EE

Course planning

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