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    • School of Engineering

      • Kirkbride Hall
      • tel: 610-499-4037
      • fax: 610-499-4059
    • Dr. Sohail Sheikh

      • Chairman of Electrical Engineering
      • Kirkbride Hall, Room 369A
      • tel: 610-499-4567
    • Jill Gilbert


Electrical Engineering

Dual Degrees

  • Electrical Engineering/Physics

Students can pursue a dual degree that results in a bachelor of science in electrical engineering and physics within four years. Interested students should contact the chairs of both departments to arrange their study program and schedule.

Why Widener?

student-faculty interaction

Student-Faculty Interaction

The department cultivates faculty mentoring of students through a program that emphasizes personalized attention in small classes, academic advising by faculty, and student-faculty interaction in the classroom and labs.  

Undergraduate degree in electrical engineering

Faculty Expertise

The electrical engineering faculty at Widener have extensive experience in research and professional practice in industry. In the classroom, they draw on this wealth of knowledge when explaining engineering principles and design practices. The full-time electrical engineering faculty all hold PhDs and foster an excellent in-class atmosphere.

practical applications in labe

Industrial-Informed Design and Practical Applications in Labs

Our laboratories are equipped with modern equipment, and students get a state-of-the-art experience. Students in the electrical engineering program at Widener will work in the controls laboratory, electric circuits laboratory, and the electronics laboratory, among others.

  • Arthur P. Kalemkarian, Jr.
  • Shane R. Snyder
Arthur P. Kalemkarian, Jr.

Arthur P. Kalemkarian, Jr.


Engineering is challenging but rewarding. Chances are everything around you was influenced by an engineer, including the device you are using now to read this. If you enjoy solving problems and creating new solutions, an engineering degree will prepare you to make an impact in your career.

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Shane R. Snyder

Shane R. Snyder


Leadership isn’t something you learn overnight. It’s a skill that you gain by falling down, getting up, dusting yourself off, and taking another crack at it. A boss is someone who tells you what to do; a leader is in the trench with you getting his or her hands dirty.

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Potential Careers

  • Design 
  • Project management
  • Quality control 
  • Software
  • Reliability
  • Research & Development 
  • Field work
  • Testing
  • Sales 

Recent Employers

  • The Boeing Company
  • PECO
  • Comcast
  • U.S. Navy
  • Verizon
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Devon Medical


Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,
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