Technically speaking, Electrical Engineering is the branch of engineering science that studies the uses of electricity and the equipment for power generation and distribution and the control of machines and communication. In English, that means that Electrical Engineers do everything from managing webpages to enhancing cellphones to developing new and innovative breast cancer treatments. University of Arkansas is very committed to its students and to doing everything possible to making them the leaders in their specialized fields. For more information, visit this link. To see some of the specialized studies, see this link.
The basic courses that each freshman must take include: Introduction to Engineering I and II, Calculus I and II, and Composition I and II. In addition to these and other classes, you must also take your choice of Freshmen Science electives. For a more detailed list of courses for a four year degree plan, see click here and here. To learn about some of the state of the art facilities, visit the labs here.
Scholarships are available for up to $8,000.00 per year for four years. There over 27 different scholarships for the Electrical Engineering department alone. The University of Arkansas’s Honors program also provides fellowships for those with exceptional grades and test scores. There are several scholarships for minority students and several financial aid programs. For more information, see this page. For other financial aid programs, visit this page. To learn more about the Honors College and fellowships, see here and here
The Electrical Engineering Department will provide advisors and peer mentoring services. The University of Arkansas also has several different physical and mental health facilities at student’s disposal as well as several options for campus housing. For more information, visit this page
In most cases mathematics courses and humanities courses can be transferred. Physics courses only transfer if they have calculus as a pre-requisite. Engineering courses only transfer if you took them in a department who’s Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering is ABET accredited, and they have calculus as a pre-requisite.
These rules are the general rules to determine whether an undergraduate course will probably transfer. They do not guarantee that a course will transfer. A course must be approved both by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and by the Department of Electrical Engineering in order to transfer. Courses that have been approved by the University of Arkansas for transfer can be found by going to http://www.registrar.uark.edu/438.php , and then clicking on Transfer Course Equivalency Guides to search for your college or university. The final decision on whether a course will transfer will be made by the Associate Department Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering.
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