Electrical Engineering

Saint Louis University's undergraduate major in electrical engineering teaches you to apply your knowledge of mathematics, the sciences and engineering to practical problems. You’ll study electricity and learn the fundamentals of the operation and design of modern electronics, including computers, cell phones, robots and communication satellites. 


Major in Electrical Engineering

Two electrical engineering tracks are available at SLU: a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering with an emphasis in bioelectronics, which is often chosen by students who plan to attend medical school.

Throughout SLU’s electronic engineering program, your classroom experience will be enhanced with hands-on lab experience as well as small, group-driven projects.

Unlike other universities, at SLU our students begin conducting electrical experiments in Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology’s laboratory facilities during their freshman year.

The program also includes a two-semester design sequence in your senior year that offers you major engineering design experience with a focus on professional practice. Independent study on an electrical engineering topic can also be arranged under the direction of a faculty member.


Students who pursue the bioelectronics concentration take courses in biology, chemistry, math and biomedical engineering with coursework in electrical and electronic engineering.

  • ECE 2101: Electrical Circuits
  • ECE 3110: Energy Conversion
  • ECE 3130: Semiconductor Devices
  • ECE 4120: Auto Controls
  • ECE 4140: Electromagnetic Waves
Internships and Careers

While still at SLU, you’ll be encouraged to conduct research with Parks College’s faculty, many of which include stipends funded by the electrical engineering department or grants. Summer research opportunities also exist, both at SLU and at other leading research universities.

Students who graduate with a degree in electrical engineering have a variety of career paths open to them, including industrial or consulting positions, or continuing their education in graduate or professional schools. SLU's electrical engineering alumni are employed at AT&T, Boeing, Emerson Electric, General Motors, Tellabs and in the U.S. Air Force.


Parks College’s low faculty-to-student ratio allows our world-class faculty to inspire our students, feed their curiosity, awaken their minds and instill in them the joy of lifelong learning. Our staff members are also dedicated to student success — every student is known to the faculty and staff by name.

  • William Ebel, Ph.D.
  • Roobik Gharabagi, Ph.D.
  • Armineh Khalili
  • Huliyar Mallikarjuna, Ph.D.
  • Kyle Mitchell, Ph.D.
  • Habib Rahman, Ph.D.
Admission Requirements

A cumulative 3.00 high school GPA is recommended for freshman applicants and 2.70 college GPA for transfer applicants.

We recommend an ACT composite score of 24 or higher (minimums of 22 in English, 24 in mathematics, 22 in reading comprehension and 22 in scientific reasoning), or SAT composite score of 1100 or higher with a SAT math sub score of 600.

Fifteen total units of high school work are recommended: three or four units of English; four or more units of mathematics including algebra I and II, geometry and precalculus; three or four units of science including general science, introduction to physical science, earth science, biology, physics or chemistry; two or three units of social sciences including history, psychology or sociology; and three units of electives.

Unique Opportunities

Explore the Bioelectronics Track 

Electrical engineering students at SLU can choose our pre-med, bioelectronics track that incorporates elements of health care, bioengineering or biomedical engineering. Graduates use highly sophisticated medical equipment to support researchers, clinicians, physicians and other health care professionals.