Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

What is Electrical Engineering?

Electrical engineers design the enabling technology for all applications of electricity; examples include energy, telecommunications, the Internet, biomedical instrumentation, and electromagnetic applications. The bachelor of science with a major in electrical engineering degree program focuses on signal processing; communication theory and practice; voice, data, video and multimedia communication networks; very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuit design and applications; and control and power systems. Students can take electives in advanced topics, such as optical networks, broadband wireless networks, and technologies for the next generation of information systems. Examples of new and exciting technologies under development by electrical engineers are:

  • Novel wireless communication technologies such as LTE
  • Sensors with applications ranging from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to environmental monitoring
  • Guidance systems for aircraft and missiles
  • Radars for weather prediction and monitoring

Electrical Engineering at GW

GW's electrical engineering program focuses on signal processing; communication theory and practice; voice, data, video and multimedia communication networks; very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuit design and applications; and control systems. Students can take electives in advanced topics, such as optical networks, broadband wireless networks, and technologies for the next generation of information systems.

Our department's modern curriculum is complemented by well-staffed and well-equipped laboratories. Students are required to work on real-world projects throughout their education and complete a capstone design sequence with real-world design experience.

Bachelor of Science With a Second Major in Electrical Engineering

Any undergraduate student who is enrolled at GW may declare a second major in electrical engineering only if his or her primary degree is a Bachelor of Science. The student must meet the degree requirements for Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, including SEAS general, major, technical electives, humanities/social science, and SEAS/technical GPA requirements. Students earning other bachelor degrees  (e.g., BA, BBA, BFA) will be required to complete a double degree.

Graduation grade-point average criteria:

To satisfactorily complete a second major in electrical engineering, a student must have a minimum grade-point average of 2.2 in all technical engineering courses outlined in the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth semesters of the curriculum. 

Curricula:

Students majoring in electrical engineering may elect to study one of the following options offered by the Department. Please click on any of the program options below to find its complete curriculum.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering - Energy Option

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering - Medical Preparation Option

For older curriculum sheets please visit the older curriculum sheets page or contact us at ece@gwu.edu.

Combined 5-Year B.S. and M.S. Degrees in the ECE Department

Minor in Electrical Engineering

For information on ECE course descriptions, please refer to the GW Bulletin.