Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
    May 28, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2019-2020

Electrical Engineering, B.S.

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Requirements for the Major:

A total of 40 courses including the following:

Math and Science:

Engineering and Computer Science:

Electrical Engineering Electives:

Three additional ECE courses numbered 300 or higher. Students may also enroll in graduate engineering courses offered through Clarkson Graduate School, Capital Region Campus. Please see the Clarkson Graduate School catalog for course descriptions and joint degree program options.


Electives should be chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor to meet the Common Curriculum requirements and enhance educational objectives. These elective courses, in addition to the five electives in math, science and electrical and computer engineering, can be customized to complete a double-major or one/or more minors.

Sample schedule starting with Math 113:

Students with different math backgrounds will have slightly different math sequences.


* Electives should be chosen to meet the remaining common curriculum requirements, and to customize each student’s  educational goals, including double-majors or minors. Students should work with their academic advisor to develop an appropriate plan of study.

**ECE 241  may also be taken during the fall or spring term of the junior year.

*** The fall term of the third year is the most common term for going on a full term abroad. With appropriate planning, students may go on winter and spring terms abroad as well.

Requirements for Honors:

In addition to meeting all of the general college requirements for honors, candidates for honors in electrical engineering must present their senior project at the Steinmetz Symposium.

Requirements for the Five-Year Combined BS/MS in Electrical Engineering:

Union undergraduate students may apply to this program offered in conjunction with Clarkson University Capital Region Campus where both a B.S. and an M.S. degree in electrical engineering are earned in five years. Students are encouraged to apply during sophomore year but no later than the end of the fall term of their senior year. A 3.0 overall GPA is expected for admission. Students enrolled in the program may count up to three Electrical Engineering courses toward both degrees. A petition requesting overlapping degree credit must be approved by the undergraduate and graduate advisors and filed with Clarkson University. The Master of Science program is described in the catalog of Clarkson University at

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