Electrical Engineering and Society Major

 

This major intends to better prepare engineering students in the areas of social sciences and the humanities, as a response to the globalization of engineering and technology. We recognize that "engineering only" training may not be sufficient when students seek alternate career paths besides engineering upon graduation, such as in in the law, finance, and public policy sectors.

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NOTE: ALL COURSES USED TO SATISFY MAJOR REQUIREMENTS MUST BE TAKEN FOR A LETTER GRADE AND RECEIVE A GRADE OF C- OR BETTER.

REQUIREMENTS
 

Lower Division (76 units): 

  • Mathematics: Math 18, 20A, 20B, 20C, 20D, 20E

  • Physics: PHYS 2A, 2B, 2C, and 2D or PHYS 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, and 4E

  • Chemistry: CHEM 6A

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering: ECE 15, 25, 30, 35, 45, and 65

  • 2 Elective Courses in Social Sciences and Humanities Studies


Summary of Lower Division Major Requirements

Area

Courses

Units

Math

Math 18, 20A, 20B, 20C, 20D, 20E

24

ECE

ECE 15, 25, 30, 35, 45 and 65

24

Chemistry

Chem 6A

4

Physics

Phys 2A, 2B, 2C, and 2D or PHYS 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, and 4E

16

Social Sciences & Humanities Studies

2 Elective Courses

8

Total Units

76

 

Upper Division (68 units):

Breadth (24 units): ECE 100, 101, 102, 103, 107, and 109

Design (4 units): ECE 111 or 115 or 140B or 190, or 191 or 193H (Honors Students Only)

Electrical Engineering Electives (16 units): 4 upper-division engineering, mathematics, or physics courses

Social Sciences/Humanities Studies Depth (24 units): Sample depth programs for history, economics, political science and sociology are available in the ECE portion of the UCSD General Catalog .


Summary of Upper Division Major Requirements

Area

Courses

Units

Breadth

ECE 100, 101, 102, 103, 107, 109

24

Design

ECE 111, 115, 140B, 190, 191 or 193H (Honors Students Only)

4

Electrical Engineering Electives

4 upper-division engineering, mathematics, or physics courses

16

Social Sciences/Humanities Studies Depth

6 courses. Sample depth programs for history, economics, political science and sociology

are available in the ECE portion of the UCSD General Catalog .

24

Total Units

 

68