Minor in Electrical Engineering

The minor in electrical engineering is a 20-credit program that gives students basic fundamental and applied knowledge in the electrical engineering discipline and allows students to convey an understanding of the continuously increasing contributions of electrical engineering to society.

Hand with static electricity.

Students who successfully complete the minor program will obtain a working knowledge of core electrical engineering principles. They will be able to understand the current state-of-the-art within the electrical engineering discipline, to bridge between their major discipline of study and that of electrical engineering, and as such to contribute to the improvement of the current state-of-the-art within the electrical engineering discipline.


The Electrical Engineering Minor includes six courses granting at least 20 credits.

Three of the courses are core courses that cover basic knowledge in the electrical engineering discipline, and serve as required courses for the upper-division courses in the minor. The core courses are lower-division courses (1xx, 2xx).

The remaining three courses in the minor are upper-division courses (3xx, 4xx). We allow significant flexibility in the choice of the upper-division courses to allow our students to choose the path that best fits their interests.

To be admitted to the minor program students must be in good academic standing and must complete the following MTH and PHY courses that act as prerequisites to the courses in the minor program.

MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 108 General Physics II
PHY 158 General Physics II Lab
GPA in the above courses must be 2.5 and above for admission to minor program.

Core required courses:
EE 178 Digital Electronics
EE 202 Circuit Analysis
EE 205 Signals and Systems

Three courses from the following list of electives:
EE 305 Applied probability
EE 383 Communication systems
EE 324 Applied Electromagnetics
EE 336 Fundamentals of Energy Systems
EE 352 Introduction to Electronics Lab
EE 353 Electronic Circuits Lab
EE 310 Electronic Devices and Circuits I
EE 311 Electronic Devices and Circuits II
EE 379 Embedded Sys & Appl.
EE 478 HDL Digital Design
Any EE Technical elective (labeled EE 4xx).

The combination of EE 408 Senior Seminar and EE 494 Senior Design Implementation is considered as a single course towards minor.

Students that do not meet prerequisite requirements but have taken courses with similar content should contact the director of undergraduate studies.

At least three courses applied to the minor cannot be used to satisfy major requirements.

At least three courses applied to the minor must be taken at UB.

Minimum GPA for minor graduation is 2.0 (on courses taken in minor).

Admissions Information

Students can apply for the Minor in Electrical Engineering online through the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Contact Information

Department of Electrical Engineering
230 Davis Hall
(716) 645-3115