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Engineering students ride on the school's 50th Homecoming parade. The goals of the ABET-accredited B.S. in Electrical Engineering are to prepare graduates for the following:

  • Succeed in a career in electrical engineering or in further education.
  • Approach problem solving with an engineering mind set.
  • Grow professionally.

Major Requirements

You will take foundation courses in pre-engineering, mathematics, calculus-based physics, chemistry, humanities, and social sciences. You will also take fundamental engineering coursework, advanced courses, and electrical engineering elective courses. During your studies you will participate in classroom discussions and gain hands-on experience with laboratory and research activities. During your senior year, the capstone design experience will challenge you to demonstrate your ability to work in teams to design, develop, and test solutions to engineering problems.

The program requires 128 credit hours to complete. You will find required courses, course descriptions, and a four-year plan-of-study in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog.

Ready for a Challenge?

Interested in graduate school? Learn more about how qualified students can complete both a B.S. and M.S. degree in five years through our Fast-Track program.

Designed to Prepare You for a Career

A bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering can provide the foundation that you will need for a career in any of the areas of electrical engineering, including:

  • advanced analog and digital electronics,
  • microprocessor applications,
  • biomedical instrumentation,
  • digital computer systems,
  • software systems,
  • electric utility power systems,
  • digital control,
  • industrial electronics, and
  • machinery control.
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For more information, contact the Undergraduate Program Director Leon Jololian at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..