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The Department of Electrical Engineering offers a four-year degree program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE). The Electrical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Our accredited electrical engineering program is one of only three in Arkansas located at public institutions.

The first two years of curriculum contain the needed science, mathematics, engineering, and computer science basics to prepare the student for the upper level courses. The junior and senior years of the traditional electrical engineering curriculum include 6 hours of technical electives, 3 hours of mathematics elective and 6 hours of electrical engineering electives which allow students to concentrate their studies in an area of specialization: electric power, controls and robotics, or communications. Students are able to practice and become licensed as electrical engineers when they graduate from A.T.U.'s ABET, Inc. accredited electrical engineering program.

The following curriculum represents the program of study and a suggested sequence for the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. The student should be aware that not all courses are offered each semester and the ordering of courses is subject to change. In order to minimize scheduling difficulties, each student should schedule a special session with their advisor at the beginning of their junior year to plan the remaining coursework.


The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this major.


Fall Spring
ENGL 1013 Composition I1 3 ENGL 1023 Composition II1 3
Fine Arts & Humanities 1 3 COMS 2104 Foundations of Computer Programming I 4
CHEM 2124 General Chemistry I 4 MATH 2924 Calculus II 4
MATH 2914 Calculus I 4 ELEG 2130 Digital Logic Design Lab 0
ELEG 1011 Introduction to Electrical Engineering 1 ELEG 2134 Digital Logic Design 4
TECH 1001 Orientation to the University 1
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15


Fall Spring
COMS 2203 Foundations of Computer Programming II 3 PHYS 2124 General Physics IIT 4
PHYS 2114 General Physics I 4 MATH 2934 Calculus III 4
MATH 3243 Differential Equations I 3 ELEG 2111 Electric Circuits Laboratory 1
ELEG 2103 Electric Circuits I 3 ELEG 2113 Electric Circuits II 3
ELEG 3133 Microprocessor Systems Design 3 ELEG/MATH 3173 Math Methods for Engineers 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15


Fall Spring
ELEG/MCEG 3003 Engineering Modeling and Design 3 U.S. History/Government1 3
ELEG 3103 Electronics I 3 ELEG 3123 Signals and Systems 3
ELEG 3153 Electrical Machines 3 ELEG 3143 Electromagnetics 3
Technical Elective3 3 ELEG 4103 Electronics II 3
Engineering Elective2 3 MATH Electives4 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15


Fall Spring
Total Hours Total Hours

1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2Engineering Elective must be a 3000 or 4000 level Electrical Engineering course.
3Technical Elective must be a course from Engineering, MGMT 4203 Project Management, Math or the Sciences (excluding courses intended for Education Majors). All electives must have approval of the Department.
4Must have departmental approval.

Unconditional Admission Requirements

Arkansas Tech University does not discriminate on the basis of color, sex, race, age, national origin, religion, or disability in any of its practices, policies, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admission, employment, financial aid, or educational services. Arkansas Tech University complies with all applicable state and federal laws including, but not limited to, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, the Age Discrimination in employment Act of 1967 as amended,Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1974, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. The Affirmative Action Office, Administration Building, Suite 212, has been designated to coordinate compliance efforts.

Important Dates
Priority Spring Application Deadline: January 1
Priority Fall Application Deadline: August 1

Entering Freshman / New Student:

New students to Arkansas Tech University must submit an application for admission, college entrance exam scores, a record documenting completion of secondary requirements, and proof of immunization documenting 2 MMR. If you have concurrent college credit, an official transcript from that institution is required. For Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (C.L.E.P.), or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit, original score reports or a certified copy from your high school will need to be submitted prior to credit being awarded. A minimum criterion for exam scores and grade point average is listed below:

  1. Composite A.C.T. score of 19 or above, composite S.A.T. score of 990 or above on the RSAT scale of 1600 or a composite S.A.T. score of 1330 on the former S.A.T. exam with a scale of 2400, or a composite Next Generation ACCUPLACER score of 246. Note: The A.C.T. Writing exam is not required for admission purposes.

Completion of graduation requirements from a public secondary school, private secondary school, or a homeschool program documenting a minimum 2.0/4.0 cumulative grade point average, and completion of the university’s secondary school core curriculum, OR minimum GED score of 600.
Students who have scored accordingly on an Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (C.L.E.P.), or International Baccalaureate (IB) can earn credit toward graduation at Arkansas Tech University by receiving a qualifying score on the examinations. These credits can satisfy general education requirements. AP, C.L.E.P., and IB scores should be documented on your application for admission. Submit official score reports or readable copies embossed by your high school to the Office of Admissions. Students who have earned an International Baccalaureate (IB) should submit their IB transcript for evaluation. Students who successfully complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme can earn credit toward graduation at Arkansas Tech University.

Freshmen who do not meet unconditional admission requirements will be conditionally admitted with a minimum composite A.C.T. score of 15, composite S.A.T. score of 830 or above on the RSAT scale of 1600 or a composite S.A.T. score of 1060 on the former S.A.T. exam with a scale of 2400, or a composite Next Generation ACCUPLACER score of 229, and by completing college core with a 2.0/4.0 grade point average or minimum GED score of 600.

Returning Student:

Students who have not attended Arkansas Tech in the past year or have attended another college or university since last attending Tech must submit a new application for admission. Minimum grade point average requirements are listed below:

  • Has not attended another college since attending Tech
    • Cumulative Tech GPA of 2.0 or higher

Has attended another college since attending Tech

  • Cumulative Tech GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Official college transcript(s) documenting a cumulative college GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Must be eligible for re-enrollment at the last institution attended

Transfer Student:

Students who have not attended Arkansas Tech University must submit an application for admission, official transcripts from each institution previously attended, and proof of immunization.

If transferring less than 24 credit hours, an official high school transcript and A.C.T., S.A.T., or ACCUPLACER scores must be submitted. Transfer students with more than 24 hours, who have not completed college-level English or math, will be required to submit test scores. Arkansas Tech University will recognize transfer credit from a U.S. institution provided that the institution is accredited by one of the six U.S. regional accreditation associations, and for courses that are approved for transfer by ADHE through ACTS. Acceptance of course credit may depend on the date that the institution was accredited or the date that a course was approved for transfer by ADHE. Transfer credit for coursework from institutions outside the U.S. will be considered on an individual basis. Students seeking transfer of credit from a foreign college/university must complete a credential evaluation through a company authorized by Arkansas Tech University (a list of approved service providers can be obtained in the IMSSO or in the Registrar’s Office). Transfer credit, although accepted by the university, is not guaranteed to be applicable toward meeting degree requirements for the particular program of study selected by the transfer student. Once admitted, your academic advisor will determine which credits count toward your degree requirements.

Minimum grade point average requirements are listed below:

  1. All transfers must be eligible for re-enrollment at the last institution attended and have a cumulative college GPA of 2.0

If you do not meet the requirements for unconditional admittance or if you need further details on any of the information above, email the Office of Admissions at You may also reach us by phone at 800-582-6953 or (479) 968-0343. Unofficial documents can be faxed to (479) 964-0522. All final admission documents should be mailed to:

Arkansas Tech University
Office of Admissions & Student Recruitment
Brown Hall, Suite 104
105 West O Street
Russellville AR 72801-2222

Non-Academic Rejection
Please note that academic performance is not the sole criterion for admission to the university. The university may evaluate a person's behavior and background to determine their ability to maintain the standards of academic and professional conduct expected at the university. An evaluation may take into consideration current behavior and performance as well as past experiences and actions. Simply qualifying for admission does not guarantee admission.

Cost & Fees

*Tuition and Fees are subject to change as necessary Tuition Rates

Hours Resident (In-State) Non-Resident(Out-of-State) Fees
1 226.00 452.00
2 452.00 904.00
3 678.00 1,356.00
4 904.00 1,808.00
5 1,130.00 2,260.00
6 1,356.00 2,712.00
7 1,582.00 3,164.00
8 1,808.00 3,616.00
9 2,034.00 4,068.00
10 2,260.00 4,520.00
11 2,486.00 4,972.00
12 2,712.00 5,424.00
13 2,938.00 5,876.00
14 3,164.00 6,328.00
15 3,390.00 6,780.00
16 3,616.00 7,232.00
17 3,842.00 7,684.00
18 4,068.00 8,136.00
19 4,294.00 8,588.00
20 4,520.00 9,040.00
21 4,746.00 9,492.00
22 4,972.00 9,944.00
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