Minor in Electrical Engineering (EE)

The Department offers a minor program in EE to provide an opportunity to any non-EE major student interested in gaining ability and training in the field of Electrical Engineering. Students interested in receiving a minor in Electrical Engineering require 10 units to 43 units depending upon the student's major field of study and the units available as free electives in the major that can be used by the EE minor program.

EE Minor Degree Requirements

To minor in Electrical Engineering, students must complete 25 units of Engineering science courses, 16 units of core courses and 9 units of electives, and 19 units of support courses in Mathematics, Physics as follows:

Core Courses 16 Units
ES 110: Intro. to Engineering & Lab Experience 2
ES 112: Fundamentals of Digital Logic Design 1
ES 210: Digital Circuits & Logic Design 4
ES 220: Electric Circuits 3
ES 221: Electric Circuits Laboratory 1
ES 230: Electronics I 3
ES 231: Electronics I Lab 1
ES 497: Engineering Science Colloquium 1


Electives From The Following List 9 Units
ES 314: Adv. Program., Modeling and Simulation 4
ES 310: Microprocessors & System Design 4
ES 330: Electronics II 3
ES 345E: Engineering Applications of Probability Theory 1
ES 400: Linear Systems Theory 3
ES 430: Electromagnetic Theory & Applications 3
ES 432: Physical Electronics 3
ES 442: Analog & Digital Communications 4
ES 445: Photonics 3
ES 465: Intro. to Networking 3


Support Courses 19 Units
PHYS 114: Introduction to Physics I 4
PHYS 214: Introduction to Phys II 4
PHYS 116: Introductory Physics lab 1
MATH 142E: Discrete Structures I 2
MATH 161: Calculus I 4
MATH 211: Calculus II 4


TOTAL UNITS: 25 units without support courses and 44 units including support courses.

Additional support courses may be needed depending upon the electives chosen. For example, ES 400: Linear Systems Theory requires a prerequisite of Math 241: Differential Equations with Linear Algebra and ES 314 requires a prerequisite of CS 115.

Grade requirement

The student must complete each course applied towards minor in Electrical Engineering with a grade of C or higher.

Pathway Examples

Examples of the pathways to minor in EE by the students majoring in Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics disciplines are posted at Example Pathways to EE Minor. The interested students should contact ES Department for advising and developing a plan of study.