Bachelor of Science

Electrical Engineering is a diverse discipline with three major areas: computer engineering (software engineering, digital hardware design, embedded systems, VLSI), systems engineering (communications, control, signal processing), and electrical sciences (electronic and photonic devices, nanotechnology, and energy conversion).

The curriculum builds upon a foundation of mathematics and physics to provide students with breadth and selected depth in relation to the three major areas. Basic fundamentals are balanced with the newest developments in engineering technology, and a capstone design course promotes practical experience. Students who complete the BSEE program will be prepared for immediate employment or graduate study.

But there’s so much more that we offer than just the coursework!

Our undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in research, and many of them have been engaged with a faculty member and lab from freshman year all the way through graduation. Anyone who has the desire and drive, regardless of age or experience, can contribute something to research in our department. Several of our undergrads have been listed as authors on research papers or won scholarships and awards based on their contributions.

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The electrical engineering program objectives are designed to promote technical competence, professional development and citizenship in the global community.

Progressive Degree Program

Our PDP program allows you to earn credits toward a Master’s Degree while completing your Bachelor’s Degree at USC.