Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
    Jun 22, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering, B.S.

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Requirements for the Major:

A total of 40 courses including the following:

Math and Science:

Select One Calculus Sequence

Additional Requirements

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  • One natural science elective numbered 100 or higher: any course (may or may not include a laboratory component) at level 100 or higher in Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Biology, Geology, or ENS 100 (ENS courses other than 100 do not satisfy this requirement). 


    This major requirement is distinct from the Common Curriculum Natural Science with Laboratory requirement (which engineering majors satisfy by taking PHY 120).

    One Math or Science elective numbered 100 or higher (if a science elective is chosen, it must meet the same requirements as outlined for the natural science elective above).

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 attain each student’s  educational goals which may, include double-majors or minors. Students should work with their academic advisor to develop an appropriate plan of study.

*** 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 a winter or spring terms abroad instead.

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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