Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Become part of an exceptionally collaborative group of students who combine knowledge, problem-solving ability, leadership, and communication skills to set a new industry standard.

Interdisciplinary learning will help you tackle diverse challenges in cybersecurity, robotic controls, treatment of disease, optical and satellite communications, and microelectronics for computers.


Sample courses for electrical engineering majors include:

  • Fundamentals of linear systems
  • Wireless communications
  • Controls and digital signal processing lab
  • Electromagnetics
  • Power Engineering
  • System and signal analysis
  • FPGA and microcontroller design
  • Electronics

View official major requirements.

Practical Experience

  • The electrical engineering program combines a traditional electrical engineering curriculum with a fundamental computing core preparing students for our rapidly changing, technology-driven world.
  • The electrical engineering major offers the flexibility to combine up to three minors from any of Syracuse’s schools and colleges.
  • Choose technical or non-technical electives to prepare you for the career you envision.
  • Electrical engineers obtain paid internships across the country with the help of their dedicated career advisor. These internships provide valuable real-world experience in areas of interest and importance for the students.
  • Collaborate with faculty on research projects at on- and off-campus institutes and labs.
  • The College of Engineering and Computer Science has an active student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, as well as 20 co-curricular organizations like Engineers without Borders and Women in Science and Engineering.
  • During your senior year, you will complete a major design project that incorporates all the skills you’ve acquired throughout your college experience: mathematics, sciences, humanities, social sciences, engineering, and communications. These projects can lead to patents and job offers.
  • The 5-year H. John Riley Dual Engineering/MBA Program allows you to earn a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and an MBA from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management.
  • The 4+1 B.S./M.S. Program allows you to earn a master’s degree in electrical engineering one year after successful completion of the electrical engineering bachelor’s degree.
  • The Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Electrical, Computer, Communications, Telecommunication(s) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.
  • Syracuse University’s B.S. in electrical engineering is also accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the State of New York Department of Education.

Study Abroad

Broaden your perspective and enhance your resume with an international experience through Syracuse Abroad, with more than 100 programs in 60 countries.

Electrical engineering majors most often go abroad to the Syracuse University Strasbourg Center and our World Partner Program at the University of South Wales. Summer programs of interest may include Engineering Research Projects in Strasbourg.

Life After Syracuse University

As a College of Engineering and Computer Science graduate with a major in electrical engineering, you can explore careers in:

  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Alternative energy and power systems
  • Signal processing
  • Radar engineering
  • Communications systems
  • Medical imaging
  • R.F. hardware design
  • Electronics engineering
  • Robotics
  • Controls

You can also pursue graduate training in such areas as electromagnetics, wireless communications, signal processing, computer engineering, cybersecurity, nanotechnology, and more. Recent graduates of the program have attended some of the top graduate schools in the United States.

View program details in the University Course Catalog

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