The following courses are required for all students, irrespective of their program of study. These courses are offered during the fall semester, with FY100 First-Year Seminar being required of only first-year students. Both FY100 and UNIV190 are typically taken during the fall semester of the first year at Clarkson.
The Clarkson Seminar
School of Engineering Common First-Year Curricula
All students majoring in a program offered by the School of Engineering (excluding engineering & management majors) take courses that are part of a common curricula during the first year. Therefore, students may defer the selection of a major field of study until the sophomore year. Beginning with the junior year, a significant amount of specialized material is incorporated into each curriculum. In the senior year, coursework is concentrated in the student’s chosen field. Courses in humanities and social sciences are taken throughout the 4-year program as part of the Clarkson Common Experience.
During the first year, students majoring in a program offered by the School of Engineering (excluding engineering & management majors) must complete the following courses:
General Chemistry I
Introduction to Engineering Use of the Computer
Engineering & Society
Students majoring in electrical engineering are required to complete the following courses:
ECE Laboratory I
Introduction to Programming & Software Design
Introduction to Digital Design
Electrical Engineering Laboratory II
Systems & Signal Processing
Electromagnetic Fields & Waves
Elementary Differential Equations
Probability & Statistics
Students are required to complete the following professional experience:
The following are electives students are required to complete for the electrical engineering major.
Students may take EE courses, 300-level or above, or BR400.
Knowledge Area/University Course Electives
A total of five Knowledge Area (KA)/University Course (UC) electives must be taken to cover four of the six knowledge areas. One of these should be a University Course.
Students majoring in electrical engineering will have approximately 6 credit hours available to use toward courses of their choice.