Minors


ECE offers three minors in accord with the general university policy that a minor requires five upper-division courses. Students must realize that these upper-division courses have extensive lower-division prerequisites (please consult the ECE undergraduate office). Students should also consult their college provost's office concerning the rules governing minors and programs of concentration.

The minors consists of 7 courses: 2 lower-division courses and 5 upper-division courses.

Electrical Engineering: Twenty units chosen from the breadth courses: ECE 101, 102, 103, 107, 109

Engineering Physics: Twenty units chosen from the junior year courses: PHYS 110A, 130A, MATH 110A, ECE 101, 102, 103, 107, 109

Computer Engineering: Twenty units chosen from the junior courses: ECE 102, CSE 100, 101, 105, 120, 140, 140L, 141, 141L

 

The department will consider other mixtures of upper-division ECE, CSE, physics, and mathematics courses by petition. Courses used to satisfy minor requirements must be taken for a letter grade and passed with a C- or better.



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


How do I declare a minor?

Can my classes overlap with both major and minor?

  • Lower-division classes can apply to both your major and your minor. You can use two upper-division courses that satisfy your major to fulfill your minor requirements. For more information on overlapping classes, read the Academic Senate Policy on minors (section E).

Can I take minor courses P/NP?

  • No, minor courses must be taken for a letter grade and passed with a C- or better.

Can I major and minor in the same school/department?

  • No, per Jacobs School of Engineering policy, you cannot minor in another engineering program. You can minor outside of JSOE.