Electrical Engineering

Brief Description of Concentration

Electrical EngineeringElectrical Engineering provides the information and communications pathways that link us together, the techniques that allow us to send a multitude of complex information over long distances ever more rapidly, and that allow us to carry out demanding computation on massive amounts of data in ever shorter periods of time. Electrical engineers utilize basic materials properties to craft new devices and systems that will be able to rapidly receive, transmit and store information with ever greater accuracy and efficiency.

Learning Objectives

The objectives of the electrical engineering program are to provide students a solid foundation in electrical engineering within the setting of a liberal arts college for preparation for a diverse range of careers in industry and government, or for advanced work in engineering, business, law, or medicine. It enables the acquisition of a broad range of skills and attitudes drawn from the humanities, social sciences, and sciences in addition to engineering, which enhances engineering knowledge and contributes to future leadership and technical success.

Gateway Courses

  • Engineering Sciences 50, spring 
  • Math, begin according to placement: (Math Ma, b, 1a, 1b; Applied Math 21a,b or Math 22a,b)
  • Physics: (Applied Physics 50a,b or Physical Sciences 12a,b or Physics 15a,b)