Thank you for your interest in the BSEE online program. Since you have a bachelor's
degree already, the gen ed requirement is waived.
The BSEE online program is an upper division program. Its admission requirement is
4 Calculus courses (Calculus I, II, III, and Differential Equations). Have you taken
college level Calculus? If you have taken these courses, You can apply via
this link as a Transfer Student - the SUNY Application (Option 2).
If not, you can also take online Calculus from our SUNY partners.
The admission requirements for the BSEE online program is 4 Calculus courses and you
have taken Calculus I, II, III, and only missing "Differential Equations". Based
on the above, you have the following options:
Take Differential Equations online in Summer 2021 from SUNY Online and apply for admission in Fall 2021. For example
If you are missing one or two of the math courses, you have the option of applying
and be admitted as an “AOI” Area of Interest in BSEE students. You are then matriculated
and can take some of our courses and work towards matriculations. However, during
the regular academic semesters, we may not have the Math courses available online.
For online Math courses, please visit
If you are in the process of taking Calculus III and Differential Equations in the
Summer, you most likely will be admitted as an AOI (Area of Interests) in BSEE students.
You are then matriculated at the University and can take some of our EEO courses and
be admitted to the BSEE program in Spring 2022 if you can maintain a 3.0 GPA in Fall
The admission requirements are just the Calculus courses. You can take the required
courses after being admitted to the program. SBU has all Physics and EEO major courses
available online. For Math and Gen Ed courses, they are available online via our
SUNY partners via SUNY Online.
The fact that you have a prior Bachelor degree means that the Gen Ed portion of the
BSEE Online program will be waived. However, the program is an upper division program
which means that its admission requirement is 4 Calculus courses: Calculus I, Calculus
II, Calculus III and Differential Equations (Calculus IV) with an average grade of
B and above. If you have taken these Calculus courses, please go ahead to apply
SUNY Online Application. If you have not taken these Calculus courses, you can take them online from our
other SUNY partners. Please visit the
OPEN SUNY Courses link to look for online Calculus courses. For more info about the program, please visit
BSEE Online Program website.
Physics courses are not required for admission. SBU offers online Physics and lab
courses after students are admitted to the program. We have seen some challenges
in transferring Physics courses. Hence, it’s recommended that if you have not taken
Physics courses before, it’s preferred to take them online from SBU.
Physics and C++ Programming are required for the degree. However, they are not required
for admission to the program. For Physics, SBU offers online Physics and Lab.
SBU Applicant Portal (login info is e-mailed to applicants within 2 weeks of application submission),
applicants can Monitor application status, Confirm receipt of items, and Upload supplements,
including essays and resumes
The admission requirements are just the Calculus courses. You can take the prerequisite
and required courses after being admitted to the program. SBU has all Physics and
EEO major courses available online. For Math and Gen Ed courses, they are available
online via our SUNY partners via
The admission requirement for the BSEE program is 4 Calculus courses (Calculus I,
II, III and IV (Calculus IV sometimes is also known as Differential Equations). Because
the BSEE program is an upper-division program, these courses must be taken before
If an application does not have these courses, we recommend online options from SUNY
partners such as those listed in Open SUNY. Thus far, we have not implemented any
conditional acceptance criteria. Applicants are encouraged to complete the 4 Calculus
first before submitting an application. To look for online Calculus courses, please
SUNY Online Course Listing.
SBU Math: MAT 131, 132, MAT 203, MAT 303; AMS 151, AMS 161, AMS 261, AMS 361
Sequence: Calculus I, II, III; but Calculus III and Differential Equations (Calculus
IV) can be taken together (Differential Equations has Calculus II as a prerequisite).
All transfer courses must have a grade C or above. Most Gen Ed courses are transferable.
To check if a course has been previously evaluated for transfer, please use the
Transfer Equivalency Table. Courses not listed in the Transfer Equivalency Table need to be evaluated with
a course syllabus. A detailed evaluation of how many credits are transferred will
be conducted after students have been accepted.
The diploma says “Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering” and the word “online”
does not appear in the diploma. However, all courses in the major have the designator
Students purchase equipment to do the lab at home. The major piece of equipment is
the USB oscilloscope which is about $200. Please find here a list of equipment needed
EEO 219 and
The program consists of at least 120 credits. But since it’s an upper division program,
all students come with some transfer credits. The duration of study depends on the
number of credits transferred and whether the student is part-time or full-time.
Please find here the
curriculum map of the program.
Stony Brook University offers an in-person version of the degree, the Bachelor of
Engineering in Electrical Engineering. However, it’s a separate program and students
in the BSEE program are not automatically accepted. One must apply. In the past,
we have students that switched from the online program to the in-person program.
Yes, the program is accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).
The BS degree requires 120 credits whereas the BEEE requires 126 credits. However,
both BS and BE programs are credible degrees in Electrical Engineering. Some universities
offer the BSEE (e.g., University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, etc) while
others offer BEEE (e.g., Stevens Institute of Technology).
Stony Brook University does not offer Associate degrees. Other SUNY campuses do
offer Associate of Science and Technology degrees. Please visit
We certainly have graduates who work in data science, software, and the hardware industry.
The exact career path often is a personal choice and relates to available opportunities.
My advice is to stay open to opportunities and embrace the mentality of lifelong
learning to acquire required skill sets as needed.
It is possible to combine a BSEE with a MSCS. However, you may have to take a few
more CS courses to prepare for admission/application for MSCS. I recommend you check
with CS departments to get the specifics.
The BSEE program is an upper division program. All upper-division BSEE courses and
EE related prereq are available online at SBU. For non-EE prereqs and gen eds, they
are available online via our
SUNY Online partners.
Frequently Asked Questions for Veterans
Please reach out to my colleague Pamela Pfeil at the Office of Veterans Affairs
Regarding the Joint Service Transcripts, we have found that our courses tend to be
theoretically oriented and that courses from joint services are more technology oriented.
Hence, we have not been able to accept courses from JST. If you believe you have taken
courses that are theoretically/analytically oriented, we can do a course by course
evaluation. In that case, please e-mail us the syllabus.