For Electrical Engineering 9 credits, for Lasers and Optical Engineering 3 credits, chosen from any combination of courses on the Science/Math/Engineering Electives for Electrical Engineering or Science/Math/Engineering Electives for Lasers and Optical Engineering lists, provided the course is not already required for the degree.
Free elective credits can be satisfied by completing courses 100 level or above. AP, IB, and transfer credits can be used to fulfill free elective credits.
|Category I - Basic Competencies|
|IA - Intermediate Writing||CO150||3 cr.|
|IB - Mathematics||MATH160||3 cr.|
|Category II - Additional Communication|
|IIA - Advanced Writing||CO301B or JTC300||3 cr.|
|Category III - Foundations & Perspectives (21-24 credits total)|
|IIIA - Biological/Physical Sciences||PH141||5 cr.|
|IIIB - Arts/Humanities||6 credits - choose from the list available in the current General Catalog or Class Schedule,
no more than 3 credits of intermediate foreign languages may be used toward this category
|IIIC - Social/Behavioral Sciences||ECON202||3 cr.|
|IIID - Historical Perspectives||3 credits - choose from the list available in the current General Catalog or Class Schedule|
|IIIE - Global & Cultural Awareness||3 credits - choose from the list available in the current General Catalog or Class Schedule|
(1) Students in the Honors Program substitute alternate courses - please contact the Honors Program for additional information.
STUDENTS ARE ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING AND FULFILLING THE REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION. THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE LISTED IN THE GENERAL CATALOG AND EACH SEMESTER'S COURSE SCHEDULE.
A minimum of 42 upper-division semester credits (300-400 level) is required of all students completing a bachelor’s degree program. Elective credits taken at the 500 level may be used to fulfill this requirement. A minimum of 30 upper-division semester credits must be completed in residence at CSU as a major in the College of Engineering as verified by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.
All courses must be taken for a grade. The only exception to this policy is the pass/fail option available in the first semester of the freshman year. The original grade and grades earned in repeated courses are both used in calculating grade point averages, unless a student exercises Repeat/Delete policy explained in the Advising and Registration section of the General Catalog. Only the most recent grade of a repeated course is used in calculating the ECE GPA.
Meeting course prerequisites and corequisites is the responsibility of the student. Math department policy is that module prerequisites must be satisfied on the first day of class.
The ECE curriculum has been modified as part of the Revolutionizing Engineering Departments initiative (RED). Three threads run through the new curriculum: Foundations, Creativity and Professional Formation of Engineers. This curriculum incorporates skills that engineers need beyond technical expertise, in areas like communication, ethics, social impact and interaction in large, diverse groups. As a part of the ECE department graduation requirements, students must complete the following Career Development Seminars as part of the Professional Formation of Engineers thread:
These sessions should be recorded in the College of Engineering's Career Readiness Program tracking system. To view the schedule for Career Development Seminar sessions, please go to: https://www.engr.colostate.edu/students/current-students/undergraduate/pli-register.php.