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. Learn more about Electrical Engineering as a field and some of the specialized areas in which to major.
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 look at a four year degree plan, see curriculum list and course description. To learn about some of the state of the art facilities, visit the labs labs.
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, read about costs and scholarships. For other programs, visit University wide Scholarships and Financial Aid. Learn more about the Elelctrical Engineering Honors College and Honors Fellowships
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 the page with our list of student services
If you are transferring to UARK and wish to transfer credits from another school, they must comply with the Transfer Course Equivalency Guides. 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 too them in a department who's Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering is ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited, and they have calculus as a pre-requisite.
These rules are general. They do not guarantee that a course will transfer. 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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