Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering | Degrees & Programs – Nevada Today

Electricity runs the world, and electrical engineers design solutions to generate it, regulate it, and use it to propel advances in electronic devices.
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This 129 credit program is designed to be completed in four years.
Open to all undergraduate students. Learn how to apply to the University of Nevada, Reno.
A degree in electrical engineering prepares students to develop solutions to urgent problems in areas such as power, communications, computing and networking.
Electrical engineers work with electromagnetic fields and electricity for use in communications, biotechnology applications and electronic circuits. The core of electrical engineering is the ability to work with sensors, acquire data, communicate electronically, process signals and information, model complex systems, and integrate various sources of energy in distributed systems.
View the program educational objectives and student learning outcomes for the bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering
In the College of Engineering, hands-on learning starts on day one. The first engineering class, Engineering 100, will challenge you to work in teams to design a hovercraft capable of traversing across a pre-set course. And in your final class before you graduate, you will work in a team to develop a product that’s ready for the marketplace. Your senior capstone project will be presented to potential employers at the annual Innovation Day, In between, you’ll gain hands-on experience in classrooms and research laboratories, putting your science and mathematical knowledge to work solving engineering problems.
From electromagnetics to biosensors to smart grids, we’re on the cutting-edge of electrical and biomedical engineering research and training our students to be successful leaders in the field.
An emphasis in biomedical engineering will enable students to apply their electrical engineering studies to solve medical problems.
With an emphasis on robotics, autonomous/aerial vehicles, and embedded systems, electrical engineering students can apply their skills to the growing robotics and autonomous vehicles field. 
By emphasizing renewable energy, students gain the skills needed to address nationally important issues of alternative and renewable energy
Students may also pursue a minor in electrical engineering.
The accelerated B.S./M.S. program encourages outstanding students in the College of Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno to obtain a M.S. degree in a shorter amount of time.
The College of Engineering, in partnership with the College of Business, offers a five-year program to earn both the Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Master of Business Administration degrees.
Electrical engineering students can continue their studies by pursuing an M.S. or a Ph.D. in electrical engineering.
Our students and faculty collaborate on new research to make a world of difference.
Senior capstone projects — Graduate with a prototype in hand
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"Everything we do on a daily basis involves engineering."
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"Conducting innovative research helps me compete on a global level" — students get hands-on experiences
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Median starting salaries of $78,148
Electrical engineers wear many hats today, thanks to the wide range of fields that call on their expertise. With communications, computers, networking and systems playing key roles in the operations of virtually all businesses, electrical engineers are critical to maintaining and developing the systems that support our society.
Career opportunities for electrical engineers include jobs such as the following:
Additionally, electrical engineers are generally well compensated. Electrical engineering majors had a median starting salary of $78,148, according to a 2022 salary survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, making them one of the top-earning majors for bachelor’s degree holders.
76% of students receive financial aid
Almost everyone is eligible to receive some kind of aid. We offer need-based and merit-based forms of financial aid to help you afford college.
54% of all students graduate with no debt
That’s right. More than half of our students leave the University of Nevada, Reno with no student debt.
At the University of Nevada, Reno Honors College, our students maximize their unique gifts and passions through a series of personalized experiences that deepen their capacity for transformative societal impact.


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