About The Major

Electrical engineering deals with electricity, from the tiniest computer circuitry, to large-scale electronics systems. They design, develop, and manufacture equipment that produces and distributes electricity, as well as equipment such as electric motors and machinery. They may also design and develop devices made up of electronic components. Work could be in consumer electronics and optics, power efficiency and storage, telecommunications devices, broadcasting systems, analog circuitry or many other areas.

Skills and abilities this major develops include: analysis and problem solving skills, math knowledge, teamwork, attention to detail and communication skills (interpersonal, speaking and writing skills.)

Complimenting Interests




Major Possibilities

Sample Coursework

  • Calculus 1, 2, & 3
  • Differential equations
  • Digital logic design
  • Circuit analysis 1 & 2
  • Multiprocessor systems & interfacing
  • Feedback systems analysis & control

Possible Careers

  • Circuit design engineer
  • Control systems engineer
  • Design engineer, electrical
  • Digital circuit design engineer
  • Electronics test engineer
  • Nanoelectronics research engineer

Where could I work?

  • Cummins
  • General Electric
  • General Motors
  • Lockheed Martin
  • NSWC Crane
  • Raytheon Missle Systems
  • The Boeing Company

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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