Dec 07, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Electrical Engineering Minor

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Admission Criteria

  • One of the following:
    1. Academic good standing within an approved major within the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
    2. Satisfaction of the core course requirement for admission to an engineering major. See our Admission to SEAS for Current UB Students documentation for more information.
  • Minimum prerequisite GPA of 2.500 required
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.500 required


Current students wishing to add or change their minor to Electrical Engineering, submit the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Major/Minor Change Application.  See the complete School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Admissions Policies for details.

Course Requirements

Total Credits Required for Minor: 41-42

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.


*Students are permitted to take CSE 241  in lieu of EE 178 , however EE 178  is preferred. This option should only be utilized by students who have already completed CSE 241  or are considering a major in Computer Engineering. 

**Students are permitted to take EAS 200  in lieu of EE 202 , however EE 202  is preferred. This option should only be utilized by students who have already completed EAS 200  or who are required to complete EAS 200  for their major(s).


Academic Requirements

  • Minimum GPA for minor graduation is 2.000 (on courses taken in minor)
  • At least three courses applied for the minor cannot be used to fulfill any other program requirements (UB Curriculum, major, or other minor).

Transfer Credit Policy

At least three courses applied to the minor must be taken at UB.

Learning Outcomes

The curriculum provides opportunities for students to develop the following knowledge, skills, and behaviors by the time of graduation:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • 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
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • 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
  • 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
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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