Our Department offers a pre-medical option that allows motivated students to obtain the rigorous education of a bachelors degree in electrical engineering while simultaneously completing the basic science requirements necessary for applying to medical or dental school. Much of the excitement in engineering involves applications of electrical and computer engineering to problems in health, such as the development of nano-scale biosensors, or the signal processing analysis of DNA sequences. The pre-med option allows students to learn the fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering while preparing them for entry into either medical school, advanced graduate study, or industry.

Curriculum Requirements

Common Engineering Requirements
ECE 111Introduction to Engineering I3
ECE 112Introduction to Engineering II2
ECE 118Introduction to Programming3
ECE 201Electrical Circuit Theory3
ECE 202Electronics I3
ECE 203Electrical Circuits Laboratory1
ECE 206Circuits, Signals and Systems3
ECE 211Logic Design3
ECE 212Processors: Hardware, Software, And Interfacing3
ECE 218Data Structures3
ECE 302Electronics II3
ECE 303Electronics Laboratory1
ECE 315Digital Design Laboratory1
ECE 316Structured Digital Design1
ECE 336Discrete-Time Signals And Systems3
ECE 481Senior Project I1
ECE 482Senior Project II2
EE Core Electives6
ECE Design Elective3
Engineering and Technical Electives
ECE Elective3
Technical Elective3
Other Courses
Math & Basic Science Credit Hours33
Biology and Chemistry Credit Hours25
General Education Credit Hours24
Total Credit Hours136

Suggested Plan of Study 

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
ECE 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
PHY 205 University Physics I 3
HA Cognate (Humanities and Arts Elective) 4 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
ECE 112 Introduction to Engineering II 2
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
PHY 206 University Physics II 3
PHY 208 University Physics II Lab 1
CHM 111 Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHM 113 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
 Credit Hours17
Sophomore Year
Fall
ECE 201 Electrical Circuit Theory 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
PHY 207 University Physics III 3
CHM 112 Principles of Chemistry II 3
CHM 114 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
BIL 150 General Biology 4
BIL 151 General Biology Laboratory 1
 Credit Hours18
Spring
ECE 118 Introduction to Programming 3
ECE 202 Electronics I 3
ECE 203 Electrical Circuits Laboratory 1
PHY 209 University Physics III Lab 1
CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I (Lecture) 3
CHM 205 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1
BIL 160 Evolution and Biodiversity 4
BIL 161 Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory 1
 Credit Hours17
Junior Year
Fall
ECE 206 Circuits, Signals and Systems 3
ECE 211 Logic Design 3
ECE 218 Data Structures 3
ECE 302 Electronics II 3
ECE 303 Electronics Laboratory 1
CHM 202 Organic Chemistry II (Lecture) 3
CHM 206 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1
 Credit Hours17
Spring
ECE 212 Processors: Hardware, Software, And Interfacing 3
ECE 315 Digital Design Laboratory 1
ECE 336 Discrete-Time Signals And Systems 3
Advanced Bioscience Elective 2 3
MTH 210 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
PS Cognate (People and Society Elective) 4 3
 Credit Hours16
Senior Year
Fall
ECE 310 Introduction to Engineering Probability 3
ECE 316 Structured Digital Design 1
ECE 481 Senior Project I 1
EE Core Elective 1 3
EE Core Elective 1 3
PS Cognate (People and Society Elective) 4 3
HA/PS Cognate (Adv. HA/PS Elective) 4 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
ECE 482 Senior Project II 2
EE Design Elective 1 3
ECE Elective 3
Technical Elective 1 3
HA Cognate (Humanities and Arts Elective) 4 3
HA/PS Cognate (Adv. HA/PS Elective) 4 3
 Credit Hours17
 Total Credit Hours136
1

See description of electives under the Departmental Electives Section.

2

Advanced Bioscience Elective is to be chosen from BMB 260 BIL 250BIL 255BIL 268, or BMB 401, in consultation with their academic advisor. Students should verify admission requirements of their medical school of interest to verify Adv. Bioscience requirements.

3

Offered only in the Fall semester.

4

Students in the Premed Concentration are highly encouraged to choose cognates that include PSY 110and SOC 101.