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Electrical Engineering, BS

Shippensburg University is the only institution in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education to offer a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and has achieved ABET accreditation.

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What Will I Learn?

Abet logoThis program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

You will have an ability to use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice and will engage in lifelong learning to continue developing your skills and knowledge of the practice. You will develop a solid grasp of technology and a broad background in sciences and humanities.

Key areas of learning are:

  • Circuit design
  • Electronics
  • Embedded systems
  • Communication systems
  • Control systems

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Meet Matt Bellan

“Shippensburg's School of Engineering has provided me with great tools and hands-on training that is relatable to real-world job situations.”

How Matt Found Success at Ship

What are the requirements for this degree?

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering requires the completion of 120 credit hours that meet the general education requirements as well as the specific program requirements of the electrical engineering degree.

  • Electrical engineering major core: 34 credits
  • Engineering core: 12 credits
  • Mathematics cognate courses: 23 credits
  • Physics cognate courses: 16 credits
  • General education: 35 credits


Possible minors:

  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Business

What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

Demand for electrical engineers is growing, driven by the rapid pace of technological innovation and development. This is particularly true in the area of research and development. Electrical engineering students have plenty of opportunities to gain hands-on experience through internships, recruitment and participation in research projects through department partnerships with regional industries.

Some specific careers in this field include:

  • System engineer
  • Network engineer
  • Robotics engineer
  • Electronics engineer
  • Electromagnetic engineer
  • RF engineer
  • Power engineer
  • Communication engineer
  • Researcher/developer
  • Professor

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?

You should expect:

  • Small class sizes with highly accessible faculty
  • A sense of department camaraderie
  • Numerous opportunities for department involvement (crews, clubs, internships, research)

You will have full access to a broad array of laboratory equipment including a state-of-the-art printed circuit board fabrication lab, rework stations, programming stations and test benches. Specialized laboratory instruments, which support classes that involve modern high-speed digital logic and radio-frequency devices (RF), include a signal generator, a spectrum analyzer and a logic analyzer.

Contact the Computer, Electrical, and Software Engineering Department 156 Mathematics and Computing Technologies Center 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1178