Electrical Engineering

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The electrical engineering profession makes possible a wide variety of products, systems, and services that support and enhance the modern world we live in. Areas of growth include telecommunications, computers and computer networks, control, microelectronics, photonics, power generation and distribution, medical imaging, and micro-sensors.

The electrical engineering program, accredited by ABET/EAC, provides a foundation in physics, chemistry, mathematics, and engineering fundamentals. Advanced courses include electronics, signal analysis, logic design, power engineering, computers, automatic control, and communications. Upon graduation from the program, students find employment in areas such as design, testing, development, research, and sales. Students are also prepared for graduate study.

The electrical engineering program provides:

  • a basis in the natural and engineering sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences
  • an opportunity to choose more specialized study through senior year electives
  • an opportunity to participate in the co-op program
  • minors in engineering, mathematics, science, business, social science, and humanities
  • a double major in physics whereby typical students may graduate in both physics and electrical engineering in four years. 

ABETWidener Undergraduate Electrical Engineering Program is accredited by The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.

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1821 Experience

The 1821 Experience
In this pre-orientation program, you will explore how multiculturalism adds to the college experience and connect with other students on campus.

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Summit Widener

Summit Widener
This multi-day backpacking trip, led by members of the Outdoor Adventure Club, offers incoming Widener students a chance to build self-confidence and a social network of like-minded students on campus while having fun in the Appalachian Mountains.

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ELEVATE

ELEVATE
This student life leadership program, Enhancing Leadership Experience Via Activities, Training, and Engagement, aka ELEVATE, allows you to build or hone your leadership skills with learning tracks for emerging student leaders.

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Oskin Leaders

Oskin Leaders
The Oskin Leaders program inspires and equips Widener undergraduates to courageously leverage their passion and leadership skills to create significant, positive change.

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PSC/Bonner Leaders

PSC/Bonner Leaders Program
This program connects Widener students with a service movement of college students around the country. Students in the Presidential Service Corps/Bonner Leaders Program complete 300 hours of community service and a variety of leadership activities.