University at Buffalo

B.S. in Electrical Engineering

Program Description

Electricity runs the world-which means electrical engineers have the power to change lives. As one of our students said, “One day I’m learning about new renewable energy technologies that could save the planet, and then the next day I’m learning about cutting-edge nano-robots that are used to combat cancers.” If you’ve ever taken apart a computer or appliance to figure out how it works-or if you think that sounds cool-then this is the major for you.

Focus Areas

  • General chemistry
  • Chemistry: principles and application
  • General physics
  • Engineering computations
  • STEM communications
  • Signals and systems
  • Electronic devices and circuits
  • Applied electromagnetics
  • Communication systems
  • Fundamentals of energy systems

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Electrical engineer
  • Control systems engineer
  • Communications engineer
  • Power systems engineer
  • Embedded systems engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • R & D

Target audience


Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma

Program Type

Degree Program

Expected Outcomes