Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BS EE)
The bachelor of science in electrical engineering (BS EE) from Boise State Unversity provides students with a rigorous foundation in physics, mathematics, and computing. Core courses in electronics and digital systems orient students to the major and begin to build each student’s skills in problem analysis and design of experiments. The program concludes with a year-long design experience in which students carry out a team project with industry sponsors.
Our curriculum emphasizes basic theory to ensure students gain a solid technical foundation, and then build students’ skills through practical experience. Electives (18 credit hours) allow students to fully explore the major and try different specialty areas, such as power engineering, semiconductors, or security of cyber-physical systems. As a result, every student in the department has an opportunity to map out a unique program suited to her/his background, interests, and goals.
Adding the STEM Education Emphasis
Want to make a difference in your community? Get cutting-edge knowledge in your field? And build valuable teaching skills? Consider the IDoTeach program. IDoTeach is an innovative secondary STEM teacher preparation program at Boise State University, offering talented STEM majors the opportunity to pursue teaching certification while earning a bachelor’s degree.
Earn a BS EE degree and graduate ready to teach by making these adjustments to your four-year plan:
- Take STEM-ED 220 Philosophical Perspectives on Science and Mathematics instead of a humanities elective
- Complete ED-CIFS 201 Education, Schooling, and Society instead of a social science elective
- Take STEM-ED 350 Research Methods and STEM-ED 410 Project-Based Instruction in place of technical electives
- Enroll in 12 additional credits:
- STEM-ED 101 Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching
- STEM-ED 102 Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design
- STEM-ED 210 Knowing & Learning in Mathematics & Science
- STEM-ED 310 Classroom Interactions
- STEM-ED 480 Apprentice Teaching
Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Engineering (BS CSE)
Coming Soon! The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering is proposing a new undergraduate degree — a bachelor of science in computer systems engineering. This new degree is being developed in response to industry demand for engineers capable of integrating software and hardware solutions to produce a stable system. An important thread in this new program is the security of cyber-physical systems, which will prepare students with an awareness of security issues in their field.
Note that information here regarding the CSE degree is subject to change as the program undergoes the final approval process.
The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department offers a minor in Electrical Engineering, a perfect fit for many science and engineering majors. The minor requires six (6) courses plus accompanying labs. This minor can be earned with little additional coursework for Material Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics or Computer Science majors if planned in advance.
For example, a BS in Computer Science already requires students to take two ECE courses and associated labs, ECE 230 Digital Systems and ECE 330 Microprocessors, which can be counted towards the ECE minor. A CS major would then need to take just four ECE courses in order to earn an ECE minor.