Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Electrical Engineering (Networks and Communication Systems Concentration)

Minimum required: 131 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Electrical Engineering requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  Information about the program admissions can be found at:
  2. In order to declare Electrical Engineering as a major, students must meet one of the following prerequisites:
  • ACT Math score of 24 or higher,
  • SAT Math score of 550 (re-centered) or higher, or
  • credit for one of the following Math courses with a grade of "C" or higher:
MATH 1315College Algebra3
MATH 1317Plane Trigonometry3
MATH 1319Mathematics for Business and Economics I3
MATH 1329Mathematics for Business and Economics II3

    3.  Students who do not meet the above prerequisites may choose Pre-Electrical Engineering as their major. Pre-Electrical Engineering students who complete one of the following Math courses with a grade of "C" or higher may declare Electrical Engineering as their major:

MATH 1315College Algebra3
MATH 1317Plane Trigonometry3
MATH 1319Mathematics for Business and Economics I3
MATH 1329Mathematics for Business and Economics II3

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.
  2. For transfer students, 30-31 semester credit hours may be transferred from a Texas public institution of higher education for the Electrical Engineering Field of Study and be applied to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Electrical Engineering at Texas State University. More information about the Field of Study is available in the Academic Policies section of this catalog. The transferable Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) is listed below the Texas State University course number in the following course list.

    MATH 2471Calculus I4
    TCCN: MATH 2413
    MATH 2472Calculus II4
    TCCN: MATH 2414
    MATH 2393Calculus III 3
    TCCN: MATH 2315
    MATH 3323Differential Equations3
    TCCN: MATH 2320
    PHYS 2325
    PHYS 2125
    and Mechanics Laboratory
    TCCN: PHYS 2425 or 2325/2125
    PHYS 2326
    PHYS 2126
    Electricity and Magnetism
    and Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory
    TCCN: PHYS 2426 or 2326/2126
    CS 1428Foundations of Computer Science I4
    TCCN: COSC 1420 or 1320
    EE 2400Circuits I4
    TCCN: ENGR 2405 or 2305/2105
    Total Hours30
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  4. Nine semester credit hours must be writing-intensive (WI).
  5. Students entering Texas State with fewer than 16 credit hours completed after high school graduation will be required to take US 1100. All others will be exempt from taking this course.
  6. All students in the Electrical Engineering degree programs must complete Electrical Engineering (EE) course prerequisites with a grade of “C” or higher.
  7. If two years of the same language are taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree. In the absence of such high school language, two semesters of the same modern language must be taken at the college level.
  8. The Electrical Engineering degree programs include all the courses required for an Applied Mathematics minor.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
CHEM 1335 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN CHEM 1309 or 1409)3PHYS 2325
PHYS 2125 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN PHYS 2325 & PHYS 2125] )
4American History Component Code 0603
CHEM 1135 (TCCN CHEM 1109 [taken with TCCN 1309])1MATH 2472 (Component Area Option Code 090/092 [TCCN MATH 2414])4 
MATH 2471 (Mathematics Component Code 020 [TCCN MATH 2413])4American History Component Code 0603 
US 11001Communication Component Code 0103 
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 1301 or TCCN PHIL 2306])3  
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3  
 15 14 3
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
EE 2400 (TCCN ENGR 2405 or ENGR 2305/2105)4ECO 2301 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080 [TCCN ECON 1301 or ECON 2302] )3POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3
MATH 3323 (TCCN MATH 2320)3EE 24204 
MATH 2393 (TCCN MATH 2315)3ENGR 2301 (TCCN ENGR 2301)3 
PHYS 2326
PHYS 2126 (Component Area Option Code 090/093 [TCCN PHYS 2326 & PHYS 2126])
4MATH 33773 
CS 1428 (TCCN COSC 1420 or 1320)4PHYS 2335
PHYS 2135
 18 17 3
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
EE 34004EE 33403 
EE 34204EE 33503 
ENGR 33153EE 33553 
IE 33203EE 33703 
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3Creative Arts Component Code 050 [HUMA 1315]3 
 17 15 
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
EE 43503EE 43723 
EE 43703EE 43913 
EE 4323 or 43773EE Electives16 
EE 43903  
EE Elective15  
 17 12 
Total Hours: 131
A minimum of eleven (11) hours of advanced Electrical Engineering electives chosen from the list below are required.

Advanced Electrical Engineering Electives

EE 3326Numerical and Scientific Data Analysis Using Python3
EE 4180Electric Machines Lab1
EE 4321Digital Systems Design Using HDL3
EE 4351Fundamentals of Electroceramics3
EE 4353Fundamentals of Advanced Semiconductor Technology3
EE 4354Flexible Electronics3
EE 4355Analog and Mixed Signal Design3
EE 4356Power Electronics3
EE 4358Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems3
EE 4360Linear Control Systems3
EE 4374Introduction to Wireless Communication3
EE 4375Building a Smart Grid Architecture3
EE 4376Introduction to Telecommunications3
EE 4378Data Compression and Error Control Coding3
EE 4380Electric Machines3
EE 4381Sustainable Energy & Storage3
EE 4382Advanced Power Systems3
ENGR 4395Independent Studies in Engineering3
EE 4357Introduction to Power Systems3
EE 4359Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices3
Choose a maximum of 3 hours from the following:
Cooperative Education
Advanced Cooperative Education