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Electrical EngineeringMajor

Electrical engineers are the tool builders of the information age. They apply principles from math and physics to build systems and components for a wide range of products, from cell phones to automobiles to airplanes.

Overview

What is Electrical Engineering at WVU like?

Description

Electrical Engineering provides a sound education in mathematics and the sciences, a broad foundation in the fundamentals of engineering, elective opportunities to develop expertise in one or more emphasis areas, and the general education necessary to put technical knowledge into perspective.

Theoretical work is complemented by an emphasis on the practice of engineering, and design activity is integrated throughout the curriculum.

Electrical Engineering program highlights:

At a Glance

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Elective Focuses

Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:

  • Power Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Electronics
  • Communications and Signal Processing
  • Bioengineering and Biometrics
  • Computers

Fast Facts

What makes Electrical Engineering at WVU unique?


Dual Major

This major offers the option to simultaneously complete a second bachelor's degree in:

Research and Academic Opportunities

Undergraduate research opportunities are available in data collection for biometric sensing and CubeSat design. Summer undergraduate internships are available through the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program.

Early College Program

Get a head start (and save money) in our High School ACCESS program for high school students. Choose from online, on-campus or dual credit courses that fulfill requirements for general education or Electrical Engineering. Online courses to consider for this major include:

  • ENGR 101: Engineering Problem-Solving 1
  • ENGR 102: Engineering Problem-Solving 2
  • ENGR 140: Engineering in History

Living-Learning Communities (LLCs)

Live, study and pursue outside-the-classroom learning in a residence hall community that shares your interests:

Transfer Articulation Agreements

In addition to guaranteed admission agreements WVU has transfer articulation agreements with:

Student Organizations

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Professional Organizations

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WVUteach

Do you want a another career option? You can earn a secondary teaching certificate through WVUteach while completing a four-year degree in WVU's Electrical Engineering major. One degree, two degree options.

Careers

How does this degree prepare students for a career?

Our graduates have pursued graduate study at top programs, including Carnegie Mellon University, Johns Hopkins and Virginia Tech, and have placed in industry jobs with manufacturing companies such as GM, Eaton, General Electric and Toyota.

Others have taken positions in the power industry at FirstEnergy, Dominion Resources and Pittsburgh Power and Light. Some graduates hold government jobs with the FBI, Department of Defense and National Security Agency.

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Electrical Engineering major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.

Employers

Graduates from this major have gone to work at:

Courses

What are the courses like in Electrical Engineering at WVU?

Major Map

Check out the course requirements and suggested plan of study for WVU's Electrical Engineering major.

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For a program overview, learning goals and course descriptions, visit the course catalog.

Capstone Projects

Before graduating, all undergraduates in this major complete an academic project (or "capstone") to demonstrate their research, communication and critical thinking skills. Projects in WVU's Electrical Engineering major have included:

Cost and Aid

How much does Electrical Engineering at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2019-20 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Credit $435
Per Semester $5,220
Fall and Spring Semesters $10,440
Non-Resident
Per Credit $1,144
Per Semester $13,728
Fall and Spring Semesters $27,456
International
Per Credit $1,144
Per Semester $14,028
Fall and Spring Semesters $28,056
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Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending WVU in addition to university scholarships.

Early College Program

Get a head start (and save money) in our High School ACCESS program for high school students. Choose from online, on-campus or dual credit courses that fulfill requirements for general education or Electrical Engineering. Online courses to consider for this major include:

  • ENGR 101: Engineering Problem-Solving 1
  • ENGR 102: Engineering Problem-Solving 2
  • ENGR 140: Engineering in History

Learn About Our HS ACCESS Early College Program

Extra Merit-based Scholarships

Incoming freshmen to the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources may qualify for merit-based scholarships based on GPA and SAT/ACT test score. No additional application is necessary. These scholarships are in addition to University scholarships.

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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU. In addition to guaranteed admission agreements Electrical Engineering has transfer articulation agreements with:

Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Electrical Engineering at WVU?

To be admitted to WVU's Electrical Engineering major, first-time freshmen must meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2019-20 academic year. They also must meet one of the following admission requirements. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

Engineering Track 1:

This track is for students who are ready for college level calculus. Students who start on this track can typically graduate in 4 years.

  • GPA: 3.00
  • ACT Math: 28
  • SAT Math: 660
Engineering Track 2:

This track is for students who place into a pre-calculus course. Students who start out on this track can typically graduate in 4 or 4.5 years without taking summer classes.

  • GPA: 2.75
  • ACT Math: 26
  • SAT Math: 610
Engineering Track 3:

This track is designed for students who place into algebra or pre-algebra and can typically graduate in 5 years.

  • GPA: 2.50
  • ACT Math: 22
  • SAT Math: 540

If you don't meet the admission requirements for WVU's Electrical Engineering major, check out some related programs.

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