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Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Admission Requirements

Program Admission Requirements

The following are minimum admission requirements:

1. A minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average in the following courses, with no grade in any of them below C, from regionally accredited institutions or recognized by the Program on Noncollegiate Sponsored Instruction of the State of New York and recorded on official transcripts:


College Calculus I 4 credits
College Calculus II 4 credits
College Calculus III 4 credits
Introduction to Differential Equations 4 credits
Calculus Based Physics I with Lab 4 credits
Calculus Based Physics II with Lab 4 credits
Chemistry I or Physics III 4 credtis
Electric Circuit Analysis (EEO 271) 4 credits
Digital Logic Design (EEO 218) 4 credits
C or C++ Programming (EEO 124) 3 credits


2. A minimum grade of C in the following General Education Courses from the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) :

WRT Write Effectively in English: an English composition course judged to be equivalent to WRT 102 or 103 (U.S. equivalent writing course)

Three Courses from the Following Categories:

  • ARTS: Explore and Understand the Fine and Performing Art
  • GLO: Engage Global Issues
  • HUM: Address Problems Using Critical Analysis and the Methods of the Humanities
  • SBS: Understand, Observe, & Analyze Human Behavior & the Structure & Functioning of Society
  • USA: Understand the Political, Economic, Social and Cultural History of the United States


Options for completing admission requirements:

All program prerequisite courses are available online. All math and chemistry courses are offered through OpenSUNY participating colleges, see this link .

Calculus-based Physics I, II lecture components (PHY 131, 132) and Physics Labs (PHY 133, 134) are available online at SBU during Summer Sessions I and II.

BSEEOL offers the three technical prerequisite courses, EEO 124, EEO 218/219 and EEO 271.

Admissions Requirements for Non-Degree Study
    • Successful applicants for non-matriculated admission should have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average for Calculus I, II and Physics I at regionally accredited institutions or recognized by the Program on Noncollegiate Sponsored Instruction of the State of New York and recorded on official transcripts.


  • A minimum grade of C in all prerequisites required for the course(s) in which students are seeking to enroll.

Those students who are admitted on a non-matriculating basis cannot graduate from the University in this status. Courses and grades earned may be applied toward a degree program at Stony Brook and used to fulfill the University's residence requirements should a student subsequently apply and admitted to the degree program. As with matriculated students, a permanent record is kept by the University's Office of Records.

Non-matriculated students' academic performance is reviewed at the conclusion of each semester. Students who earn less than a 2.00 cumulative grade point average at the completion of each semester are not permitted to continue. Students are permitted to complete a maximum of 24 credits on a non-matriculating basis. Upon completion of 24 credits, students who wish to continue their studies at Stony Brook University must apply for matriculation. Students who do not wish to matriculate or are not admitted as a matriculated student will not be permitted to continue their studies at the University.

Who should apply as a non-matriculated student for non-degree study?
  • Individuals who need some specific courses for their professional advancement.
  • Individuals who aspire to broaden their knowledge in the field of Electrical Engineering.
  • Students from other colleges and universities who plan to use one or more courses offered through the Electrical Engineering Online program to fulfill their graduation requirements at their home institution. However, the student is responsible to ensure Stony Brook courses are transferrable and acceptable in his/her home institution.


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