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Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)

Format: In person on the Statesboro Campus
Credit Hours: 130

Advance your career with a degree in one of the most innovative and essential technology fields!

Georgia Southern’s Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program blends classroom instruction with hands-on laboratory experience to train you in the areas of electronics, digital communication, computer architecture, robotics, control, and electrical power systems. The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. You will be pleased to know that our engineering graduates find immediate employment in one of today’s cutting-edge career fields.

With training in subjects including electronics, robotics, embedded systems, power systems, telecommunications, control systems, signal processing, microelectronics, and more, you’ll gain the tools necessary to put ideas into action and real-world solutions. Courses in this program are available on both the Armstrong and Statesboro Campuses. However, the final two years of the degree must be completed in Statesboro.

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Program Educational Objectives

The Electrical Engineering program at Georgia Southern will enable its graduates to do the following.

  1. Be successfully employed in the electrical engineering field or pursue relevant graduate degrees such as in engineering, business, or science.
  2. Be proficient in the design and implementation of electrical systems using modern tools and provide proper documentation and testing procedures.
  3. Draw upon a broad base of knowledge in science and engineering to provide viable solutions within the appropriate technological, global, societal, ethical, and organizational context.
  4. Expand their capabilities and knowledge of contemporary issues through continuing education or other lifelong learning experiences including advanced training or licensing.
  5. Effectively communicate and work in cross-functional teams while conducting themselves with high standards of ethics and professional responsibility.

Student Outcomes

The following are the student outcomes (SOs) that you are expected to possess the following skills upon graduation:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

What Is Electrical Engineering?

Engineers use the principles and theories of science, engineering, and mathematics to improve our lives. Electrical and Electronics Engineers help design, develop, test, and manufacture electrical and electronic equipment such as handheld computers, wireless networks, radar, industrial and medical monitoring and control devices, navigational equipment, and more. Electrical and electronics engineers may perform fundamental research in pursuit of new applications, product design, and development, or production and maintenance.

The electrical engineering curriculum is a broad-based, technically-oriented education that emphasizes the application of engineering principles to solve problems. Students in our electrical engineering program learn the analysis and design skills they need to put ideas into action. Classes cover such topics as electronic circuits, systems analysis, analog, and digital circuits, control logic design, robotics, wireless communication, and power systems.

Jobs in Electrical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering trains you for a wide variety of careers in diverse industries, including telecommunications, cyber security, aerospace, government, military sectors, healthcare systems, etc. You will gain the skills and exposure to applied research to work in positions such as:

  • Hardware engineer
  • Software engineer
  • Systems analyst
  • Firmware engineer
  • Applications developer
  • ASIC design engineer
  • Technical support specialist
  • Web developer
  • Network technician
  • Software developer
  • Systems engineer
  • Programmer analyst

How Much Do Electrical Engineers Make?

Electrical Engineering salaries are among the highest in the engineering field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual pay for Electrical engineers is $103,390 per year. There are approximately 313,200 jobs in the Electrical Engineering field. Career opportunities exist in engineering research and development, product design, digital system design and integration, engineering management, and engineering consultancy, among others. The program provides strong preparation for graduate study.

$101,780 per year
in 2021

313,200 jobs
in 2020

Career opportunities exist in engineering research and development, product design, digital system design and integration, engineering management, and engineering consultancy, among others.

B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering Program Details

Transfer Credits

Credits for core courses are transferable across all schools within the University System of Georgia.

University Orientation course (FYE 1220) is still required, which is unique to Georgia Southern, for those students who transfer less than 30 semester credit hours.

University core capstone course (CORE 2000) is a one-hour required course, prerequisite is 36 earned credit hours including 3 hours from AREA B.

Any major-specific requirements will be evaluated by the Admissions Office and/or the major department, and appropriate credit will be assigned.

Students who transfer from outside of the University System of Georgia will be evaluated by the Admission Office and/or the major department, and the appropriate transfer credit will be assigned.

Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum of 130 hours is required for graduation.
  • The requirements of the electrical engineering program must be satisfied.
  • A minimum of 30 hours of upper-division credits must be earned at Georgia Southern.

Professional Advisory Committee

The general purpose of the Committee is to provide advice, guidance, and support for the development of a high-quality program in Electrical Engineering at Georgia Southern. The Committee’s role is advisory to the Department’s Chair and faculty in promoting leadership in the Electrical Engineering program. The Committee provides advice and counsel on all matters to prepare students for successful entrance into professional occupations. This includes advice on curricula, materials, facilities, and equipment to keep pace with change and ensure what is taught is relevant to the future needs of the business and industrial community.

Professional License Disclosure

Licensure in engineering falls under the authority of state licensing boards. The Electrical Engineering program results in a student earning “an ABET accredited degree,” which is one of the requirements for the Professional Engineers license for all states. Other requirements include passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, passing the Principles & Practices of Engineering (PE) examination, and engineering work experience.

If you intend to pursue professional licensing, which we recommend, we advise you contact the state licensing board ( in the state(s) you want to become licensed to familiarize yourself with their specific requirements. Information for licensing in Georgia is available at

Do you have questions? Contact us!

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Georgia Southern University
1100 I.T. Drive, BLDG 255
Room 1313
Statesboro, GA 30458
Phone: 912-478-5373
Fax: 912-478-0537

Program Contact Information

Dr. Rami Haddad
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Phone: 912-478-8582

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Last updated: 11/19/2021