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Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering (Vancouver only)

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Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering (Vancouver only) (121 Credits)

For the major in the Electrical Engineering degree program on the Vancouver campus, students are admitted to the Electrical Engineering major upon demonstrating they are ready to take MATH 171 (Calculus I) or higher and making their intention known to the department.

To remain in good standing, students must complete the benchmark courses: CS 251, ECE 214, 234, 260, MATH 171, 172, 220, 273, 315, CHEM 105, PHYSICS 201 and 211, and PHYSICS 202 and 212 (or their transfer equivalents) with a grade of C or better and obtain a WSU cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher when the final benchmark course is completed.

No courses listed in this schedule of studies may be taken on a pass/fail basis. All upper-division electrical engineering courses must be completed with a minimum 2.0 average GPA.
First Year
First TermCredits
CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
ECE 1012
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
MATH 171 [QUAN]4
UCORE Inquiry13
Second TermCredits
CS 2514
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MATH 1724
PHYSICS 201 [PSCI]3
PHYSICS 211 [PSCI]1
Second Year
First TermCredits
Biological Sciences [BSCI]3 or 4
ECE 2143
MATH 2202
MATH 2732
PHYSICS 2023
PHYSICS 2121
Second TermCredits
ECE 2343
ECE 2604
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]3
MATH 3153
UCORE Inquiry13
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
ECE 3213
ECE 3254
ECE Elective23
ENGLISH 402 [WRTG] 3
STAT 3603
Second TermCredits
ECE 3413
ECE 3703
ECE Electives29
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
ECE 4512
ECE Electives29
Second TermCredits
ECE 405 [M]3
ECE 4113
ECE 452 [M] [CAPS]3
ECE Electives26
UCORE Inquiry13

Footnotes
1Must complete 3 of these 4 UCORE designations: ARTS, DIVR, EQJS, HUM.
2ECE Electives must be chosen from CS 330, 466, ECE 302, 316, 324, 327, 345, 349, 366, 411, 414, 421, 424, 425, 461, 466, 471, 476, 483, 495, 496, MECH 441, 467, 468, or be pre-approved by a faculty advisor.

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