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Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Electrical Engineering, BS

We live in a high-tech society, and Electrical Engineers are among the largest, most diverse and dynamic contributors to our technological advancements. Electrical Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to practical use in instrumentation and circuit design, microelectronics, signal processing, telecommunications, machine control, and power generation and distribution.

Engineering students at The University of Scranton receive the benefits of a liberal arts curriculum which focuses on writing, communication, and critical thinking.  The technical core of the Electrical Engineering program emphasizes theoretical and laboratory skills, hardware and software skills, simulation and design.  Upper division courses include circuit analysis, solid state devices, control systems, communications, digital signal processing, computer interfacing, and digital systems.  Design projects support student learning throughout all four years. The Electrical Engineering program culminates in a yearlong capstone senior project where each student must design and implement an autonomous, multidisciplinary project that solves a current technological problem facing society incorporating the scientific, engineering, project management and ethical principles they have acquired during their undergraduate education.

Graduates of our Electrical Engineering program have challenging and rewarding careers in such diverse fields as biomedical instrumentation, semiconductor fabrication, power industries, pharmaceutical manufacturing, patent law, defense, and national security programs.

For more information about the Physics and Engineering department, visit its website

Electrical Engineering Curriculum

   Department and Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

 COGNATE  CHEM 112 - (E) General and Analytical Chemistry  — PHYS 140/PHYS 140L - (E) Elements of Physics I   3 4
 COGNATE  MATH 114 - (Q) Calculus I  — MATH 221 - Calculus II 1  4 4
 GE WRTG  WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition   3  
 GE EP - COGNATE  ENGR 150 - (FYOC, FYDT) Foundations of Physics and Engineering  — CMPS 134 - Computer Science I / CMPS 134L - Computer Science I Lab   3 4
 GE PHIL - GE T/RS  PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy  — T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible   3 3
 GE FSEM  First Year Seminar 2    
    16 15

Second Year

 MAJOR  E/CE 240 - Introduction to Computer Engineering /EE 240L - Introduction to Computer Engineering Lab  — EE 241/EE 241L - (EPW) Circuit Analysis   4 4
 MAJOR  EE 250/EE250L - Computational Tools for Physics and Engineering   4  
 COGNATE  ENGR 252 - Solid State Devices & Power Electronics     3
 COGNATE  PHYS 141/PHYS 141L - (E) Elements of Physics II   4  
 COGNATE  MATH 222 - Calculus III  — MATH 341 - Differential Equations   4 4
 GE PHIL  PHIL 210 - Ethics     3
 GE HUMN  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective   3
    16 17

Third Year

 MAJOR  EE 343/EE 343L - Electronic Circuits I  — EE 344/EE 344L - Electronic Circuits II   4 4
 MAJOR  EE 346 - Digital Signal Processing  — E/CE 340 - Digital Systems   3 3
 COGNATE  PHYS 270/PHYS 270L - (EPW: Lab only) Elements of Modern Physics   4  
 COGNATE  ENGR 350 - Applied and Engineering Mathematics   3  
 COGNATE  COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Elective   3
 GE T/RS  T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology     3
 GE HUMN  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 3 3
    17 16

Fourth Year

 MAJOR  EE 449/EE 449L - (EPW: Lab only) Embedded Systems   3  
 MAJOR  EE 450 - Control Systems   3  
 MAJOR  EE 451 - Communication Systems     3
 MAJOR  EE 454 - Robotics Design Project and Professional Practice     3
 MAJOR  EE 447 - Electromagnetics I  — EE 448 - Electromagnetics II /EE 448L - Electromagnetics Design Laboratory   3 4
 GE HUMN  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 3  
 GE S/BH  S/BH ELECT - Social/Behavioral Electives4 3 3
 GE PHIL or T/RS  PHIL ELECT - Philosophy Elective or T/RS - Theology Elective   3
    15 16

Total: 128 Credits  

1Math placement score may require additional Mathematics courses to be taken prior to MATH 114 .

2The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement. Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester.  Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

3An advanced technical elective approved by the department. Electrical Engineering majors starting with MATH 109  due to placement test results will have MATH 109  count as their cognate elective.

4ECO 153  - ECO 154  is recommended by the department.