Electrical Engineering


Why study Electrical Engineering?

As a student in the Electrical Engineering B.S. program at the University of Cincinnati, you’ll be at the forefront of advances in biomedicine, renewable energy, intelligent systems, and nanotechnologies. Using this knowledge, you’ll shape the design and manufacturing processes of technology that improves the quality of our lives.

At UC College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS), it’s all about you – we strive to help develop you into the person employers want to hire. Throughout your time with us, you will:

  • Take courses that cover intelligent systems, information processing, nanoscience and nanotechnology, embedded systems, biomedical electronics and computing, robotics, electrical energy and SmartGrid
  • Customize your experience with more than 600 organizations, including Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Association of Computing Machinery, CubeCats, Robotics Club, BattleBots Club, and more
  • Build an impressive resume and professional network through our nationally-recognized co-op program at companies such as FirstEnergy, Kohrs Lonnemann Heil Engineers (KLH), L-3 Cincinnati Electronics, General Cable Corporation, Northrop Grumman, and General Electric

Admission Requirements

Admission criteria for this program vary based on a comprehensive review of the relative strength of test scores, class rank and GPA, and co-curricular activities. 

First-year students applying to this program should also have completed the following college preparatory subjects:

  • English (4 units)
  • Mathematics, including algebra, geometry and either pre-calculus or calculus (4 units)
  • Science, including Chemistry and Physics (3 units)
  • Social sciences (3 units)
  • Electives (5 units)

Problem solvers and individuals that enjoy thinking outside of the box excel in an Electrical Engineering career. Possible career paths include:

  • Product design and development
  • Computer and integrated circuit design
  • Electric power generation and distribution
  • Electronics manufacturing

At the University of Cincinnati, we believe that learning is doing and doing is learning. That’s why we invented the first ever Cooperative Education (Co-op) program in 1906. Today, it’s the largest of its kind in the United States. The Co-op model—which places students in full-time employment in their field—supplements the classroom curriculum to make for an educational experience like no other.

Transfer students in good standing from accredited colleges and universities will be considered for admission to the college at the first, second and third-year levels. The degree requirement of professional practice experience normally precludes acceptance beyond the third-year level. For further detailed information such as required grade point average, please refer to the Transfer Students page.

Students changing majors from outside programs or colleges within UC, please visit the Transition Students page.

For additional information on international requirements, visit UC’s International Admissions page.

Application Deadlines

First-year students must begin the program during fall semester. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. High school students who wish to be considered for scholarships must apply by December 1 of their senior year in high school.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Electrical, Computer, Communications, Telecommunication(s) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.

Contact Information

Office of Undergraduate Recruitment and Enrollment
College of Engineering and Applied Science
653 Baldwin Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221
(513) 556-5417

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