Prospective Students
Educational Preparation

Electrical Engineering is the study and use of technology and applied science involving electrical phenomena. Therefore, it is important that a prospective student have an interest in mathematics, science, and physics. A student with the capability of doing 'B' or higher-level work in high school in these technical areas is qualified to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) at the University of Mississippi. Applicants are expected to have high school coursework units including 4 in English, 4 in mathematics, 3 in science, 3 in social studies, 2 in advanced electives.

The program consists of 128 semester hours of course work that can be completed in four academic years. This program includes 18 hours of coursework in the social/behavioral sciences, humanities, and fine arts. Students in the Cooperative Education Program will require up to one additional year to complete their degree requirements. Details on the Cooperative Education Program may be obtained from the Office of the Dean, School of Engineering.

At the graduate level the department offers curricula leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) in Engineering Science and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) in Engineering Science.

The BSEE Curriculum

The Faculty has identified a curriculum consisting of 128 semester hours that support the specific goals and objectives of the program. We believe that electrical engineering is a continually changing field, thereby requiring students to gain broader knowledge at the undergraduate level. Since technical knowledge in the electrical engineering profession is developing and so extensive that specialization in an area within electrical engineering should be pursued at the graduate level. However, since the Electrical Engineering department is not currently offering a BS degree program in either Computer Engineering or Biomedical Engineering, the department is offering emphasis areas of Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering within its BSEE degree program.

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program allows students to follow the program without a specific emphasis area or to choose an emphasis area of Computer Engineering or Biomedical Engineering.

Single-page four-year plans

The links below open PDF files with typical four-year plans in a single page format for each of the electrical engineering program options (updated for fall 2013):