A student graduating with a bachelor's degree from CU Boulder may also earn a minor in electrical engineering. The minor is not available to students earning a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or Electrical & Computer Engineering.

The minor in electrical engineering provides training in electrical engineering beyond the training usually received by science, mathematics and applied mathematics majors. It can also broaden the training of students majoring in other engineering fields to provide more depth in electrical engineering. The goal is to teach students the fundamentals of electrical engineering and introduce them to at least one of its many advanced application areas. Such skills are important to students who expect to participate in real world situations that increasingly involve electrical engineering applications.



Prerequisites for the electrical engineering minor are two semesters of calculus and differential equations with linear algebra. A grade of C- or better is required in all prerequisite courses.

Students admitted to the electrical engineering minor must have a cumulative GPA of 2.700 or better. Students must still meet all prerequisites for the courses they choose. 

Course Requirements

This minor requires a minimum of 18 credit hours.

A cumulative GPA of 2.000 or better is required for courses used to satisfy the requirements of this minor. Each individual course that is counted toward this minor must be passed with a grade of D- or better (note that a C- or better grade is required in all prerequisite courses). 

Required Courses and Credits

Required Courses
ECEN 2250Introduction to Circuits and Electronics3
ECEN 2260Circuits as Systems3
ECEN 2270Electronics Design Lab3
Emphasis Areas
Complete 9 credits, chosen from the following:9
Digital Logic
Programming Digital Systems
Embedded Software Engineering
Linear Systems
Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
Semiconductor Devices
Electromagnetic Energy Conversion 1
Semiconductor Devices
Power Electronics and Photovoltaic Power Systems Laboratory
Introduction to Power Electronics
Analog IC Design
Control Systems Analysis
Control Systems Laboratory
Communication Theory
Introduction to Digital Filtering
Communication Laboratory
Electromagnetic Waves and Transmission
Real-Time Operating Systems
Undergraduate Optics Laboratory
Optoelectronic System Design
Microwave and RF Laboratory
Practical Printed Circuit Board Design and Manufacture
Principles of Energy Systems and Devices
Total Credit Hours18