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Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Program

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120
Credits of C- or better 100
Total USU Credits 30
USU Credits within the Major 10
Credits in Major 10
General Education Requirements see link
Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA 2.00 GPA
Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Upper-division USU Credits 20
Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in American Instiutions 3
University Studies Depth Requirements see link

Notes: highest Math Requirement for this degree is MATH 5710: Introduction to Probability


Pre-Professional Program

Admission Requirements for this program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing*
Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.8 GPA or higher in math, science, & engineering courses and ready to take MATH 1210: Calculus I (QL)

*Minimum 2.5 High School GPA, 17 ACT and 90 Admission Index; must also be "calculus ready". That is, they must: (1) achieve a score of 27 or higher on the math ACT test;(2) complete MATH 1050 and 1060 or MATH 1210; or (3) achieve an AP score of at least 3 on the AB Calculus or BC Calculus test.

Sample Undergraduate Degree Map for Electrical Engineering

First Year

Fall Freshman
CS 1400 Introduction to Computer Science - CS 1 4 F, S, Su
Gen Ed Breadth Humanities (BHU) 3 Course list
MATH 1210 Calculus I (QL) 4 F, S, Su
Gen Ed Breadth American Institutions (BAI) 3 Course list
Gen Ed Breadth Creative Arts(BCA) 3 Course list
  Total 17
Spring Freshman
CS 1410 Introduction to Computer Science--CS 2 (QI) 3 F, S, Su
ECE 2700 Digital Circuits 4 F, S
MATH 1220 Calculus II (QL) 4 F, S, Su
PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (BPS/QI)*^ 4 F, S
PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers Lab I *^ 1 F, S
  Total 16

Second Year

Fall Sophomore
ECE 2250 Electrical Circuits 1 3 F
MATH 2210 Multivariable Calculus (QI) 3 F, S, Su
MATH 2270 Linear Algebra(QI) 3 F, S
PHYS 2220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (BPS/!I)*^ 4 F, S
PHYS 2225 Physics for Scientists and Engineers Lab II *^ 1 F, S
Gen Ed Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) 3 Course List
  Total 17
Spring Sophomore
ECE 2290 Electrical Circuits 2* 3 S
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)* 3 F, S, Su
MATH 2280 Ordinary Differential Equations (QL)* 3 F, S
Gen Ed Breadth Social Sciences (BSS) 3 Course list
Gen Ed Technical Elective 3 Course list
  Total 15

Admissions Requirements for this Program

To be admitted to the professional program, students must:
  • Have an institution GPA of 2.8 or higher in the pre-professional courses (denoted with an asterisk *).
  • Pass all of the courses in the pre-professional program with a C- or better (denoted with an asterisk *).
  • Have no more than 3 epeats total in the pre-professional courses. Multiple repeats of the same course and audits are included in the total of 3 repeats

Third year

Fall Junior
ECE 3620 Continuous-Time Systems and Signals 3 F
ECE 3710 Microcontroller Hardware and Software 4 F
ECE 3810 Engineering Professionalism 1 F, S
ENGR 3080 Technical Communication for Engineers (CI) 3 F, S
MATH 5710 Introduction to Probability 3 F, S
Gen Ed Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) 3 Course list
  Total 16-17
Spring Junior
ECE 3410 Microelectronics I 4 S
ECE 3640 Discrete-Time Systems and Signals 3 S
ECE 3870 Electromagnetics I 4 S
Gen Ed Depth Social Sciences (DSS) 3 Course list
  Total 14

Fourth year

Fall Senior
ECE 4820 Engineering Design I 1 F, S
ECE 4830 Engineering Communicaitons I 1 F, S
Gen Ed Electrical Engineering Elective 3 Course list
Gen Ed Electrical Engineering Elective 3 Course list
Gen Ed Electrical Engineering Elective 3 Course list
Gen Ed Electrical Engineering Elective 3 Course list
Gen Ed Technical Electives 1 Course list
  Total 15
Spring Senior
ECE 4840 Engineering Design II (CI) 2 F, S
ECE 4850 Engineering Communications II (CI) 1 F, S
Gen Ed Electrical Engineering Elective 3 Course list
Gen Ed Electrical Engineering Elective 3 Course list
Gen Ed Electrical Engineering Elective 3 Course list
Gen Ed Electrical Engineering Math/Science Elective 3 Course list
  Total 15