Electrical Engineering | LSU Majors

Electrical Engineering

You want to design products and systems that use electricity to run the modern world.

About Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers are primarily concerned with the generation, control, transmission, and distribution of electric energy, signals, and information. This may be on a large scale, such as designing a more reliable power grid, or a small scale, such as developing components for a new medical device or cell phone. Graduates could design power systems in Baton Rouge, work on flight control systems in San Diego, help maintain an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, or work at a software company in Silicon Valley.

Sample Course Plan

This is to be used as a guide for prospective students to get an idea of what courses are taken with this program. The General Catalog houses the most accurate and current degree requirements for each program at LSU.


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Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Intro to Electrical and Computer Engineering Circuits I Signals and Systems Senior Design I
Digital Logic I Circuits II Probability for Electrical and Computer Engineering Senior Design II
Intro to Computer Science I Tools in Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical and Magnetic Fields EE Design Elective
Physics I: Particle Mechanics Digital Logic II Electronics II (Breadth Elective) EE Design Elective
Intro Physics Lab Electronics I Power (Breadth Elective) EE Design Elective
General Chemistry Electronics Lab Controls (Breadth Elective) Tech Elective
Calculus I Physics III: Fields: Gravity, Electricity, and Magnetism Microprocessors (Breadth Elective) Tech Elective
Calculus II Math Methods in ENGR Communications in Computing (Breadth Elective) Tech Elective
General Ed: English Comp I Calculus III Digital Signal Processing (Breadth Elective) General Ed: Social Sciences
General Ed: Life Sciences General Ed: English Comp II Professional Ethics General Ed: Humanities
General Ed: Arts General Ed: Humanities General Ed: Social Sciences  

Program Requirements


Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major.

  • 24 hours of credit in 1000-level courses or higher
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • grade of “C” or better in MATH 1550

Senior College

College of Engineering


B.S.E.E., Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Course Load by Subject Area

  • Technology:  High Intensity
  • Math:  Medium Intensity
  • Electives:  Low Intensity
  • Lab Hours or Field Work:  Low Intensity
  • Science:  Low Intensity
  • Visual Art:  Low Intensity

Learn more about course loads and subject areas

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