BSEE in Electrical Engineering

Degree Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering allows student to learn about electrical power generation, communication systems, instrumentation, circuit design and microprocessor design.  Students have the opportunity to gain  hands on experience as well as research experience and the opportunity to  to develop new products.   

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Major Program Requirements

The electrical engineering degree offers course work in all traditional areas of the electrical engineering field. Focused areas of work are offered in the areas of communications, digital systems, discrete and integrated electronics, electromagnetics, energy systems and power electronics, robotics and system control. (Focus areas are not listed on transcripts or diplomas).

Students must complete all university requirements, including general education, and degree requirements below.

Major core requirements
MATH 1500Analytic Geometry and Calculus I5
MATH 1700Calculus II5
MATH 2300Calculus III3
MATH 4100Differential Equations3
STAT 4710Introduction to Mathematical Statistics3
PHYSCS 2750University Physics I5
PHYSCS 2760University Physics II5
CHEM 1320College Chemistry I4
ENGLSH 1000Exposition and Argumentation3
Select two of the following:6
Statics and Elementary Strength of Materials
Engineering Thermodynamics
Engineering Economic Analysis
Economics Elective
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Fundamentals of Microeconomics
Constitutional Elective
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History to 1865
Survey of American History Since 1865
American History
Twentieth Century America
History of Missouri
Age of Jefferson
U.S. Society Between the Wars 1918-1945
Our Times: United States Since 1945
American Government
State Government
Humanities/Fine Arts courses9
Social Science/Behavioral Science courses3
Other major core requirement courses:
CMP_SC 1050Algorithm Design and Programming I3
ECE 1210Introduction to Logic Systems3
ENGINR 1000Introduction to Engineering1
ECE 2100Circuit Theory I4
ECE 3110Electrical and Computer Engineering Projects3
ECE 3210Microprocessor Engineering4
ECE 3810Circuit Theory II4
ECE 3830Signals and Linear Systems3
ECE 3410Electronic Circuits and Signals I4
ECE 3510Electromagnetic Fields3
ECE 3610Semiconductors and Devices3
ECE 4970Senior Capstone Design3
ECE or CMP_SC 3000+ Elective12
ECE 4000+ Technical Elective9
ECE 4000+ Senior Lecture/Lab4
Any Elective4

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Semester Plan

Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester.  A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.

First Year
CHEM 13204ECE 12103
MATH 15005CMP_SC 10503
Constitutional Elective3ENGLSH 10003
ENGINR 10001MATH 17005
Economics Elective3Humanities/Fine Arts Elective3
 16 17
Second Year
ECE 21004ECE 38104
ECE 32104MATH 41003
MATH 23003PHYSCS 27605
PHYSCS 27505Humanities/Fine Arts Elective3
 16 15
Third Year
ECE 34104ECE 36103
ECE 35103ENGINR 1200, 2300, or IMSE 27103
ECE 38303Flexible Technical Elective3
STAT 47103Flexible Technical Elective3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective3Humanities/Fine Arts Elective3
 16 15
Fourth Year
ECE 31103ECE 4970 (WI)3
Flexible Technical Elective3ENGINR 1200, 2300, or IMSE 27103
ECE 4000+ Technical Elective3Flexible Technical Elective3
ECE 4000+ Technical Elective3ECE 4000+ Senior Lecture/Lab4
Free Elective3ECE 4000+ Technical Elective3
 15 16
Total Credits: 126

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Degree Audit

The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree.  Degree Audits are not available for all programs; however, please consult with the appropriate college or school for audit information.

MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner.  Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, by clicking on the Request Degree Audit link. The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.  This is available to current students, admitted students, and those who last attended less than three terms ago.

Past MU students can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to

Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

For additional details on degree audits, go to

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Major and Career Exploration

The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities.  For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success Center.  No appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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