Electrical Engineering | LSU Majors

Electrical Engineering

You want to learn how to make collecting and transmitting information more effective.

About Electrical Engineering

You are living in the information age and that is why electrical engineering may be your calling. Electrical engineering combines fields of science and mathematics that relate to sensing, communicating, and processing of information, as well as electrical, optical, and magnetic properties of the materials and generation and transport of electrical energy.

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. 

Year 1
Introduction to Engineering: Electrical and Computer Engineering
General Chemistry
Analytic Geometry and Calculus
Digital Logic
Computer Science
Particle Mechanics
Introductory Physics Laboratory
General Education Courses: Natural Sciences
General Education Courses: Humanities
Year 2
Digital Logic Laboratory
Elementary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
Fields: Gravity, Electricity and Magnetism
Electronics Laboratory
Tools in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Multidimensional Calculus
General Education Course: Arts
Year 3
Signals and Systems
Probability for Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical and Magnetic Fields
Professional Ethics
Approved Breadth Electives
General Education Course: Social Sciences
Year 4
Senior Design
Design Electives
Approved Technical Electives
General Education Course: Social Sciences
General Education Course: Humanities

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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