Degree Options

Degrees Offered

Students interested in Electrical Engineering have the option to pursue a:

  • Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) in Engineering Sciences - Electrical and Computer Engineering Track
  • Bachelor of Science (S.B.) in Electrical Engineering

Students in either degree program take many of the same upper-level EE courses. The A.B. program affords the flexibility to pursue complementary studies in other disciplines or to dive deeper into a specific sub-discipline of EE, while the S.B. program provides a broader basis in engineering fundamentals with courses from other engineering areas and design.

The requirements for these concentrations can be found in the Harvard College Handbook for Students.

Engineering Sciences (A.B.) - Electrical and Computer Engineering Track

The ECE Track of the Engineering Sciences A.B. degree requires 14-16 half-courses (dependent on math placement). The Plan of Study form for the Engineering Sciences A.B. - Electrical and Computer Engineering Track provides an easy to follow summary of the concentration requirements. A copy of each student's approved plan of study is filed with the Office of Academic Programs at the time of declaration, and updated annually by the student and their concentration adviser.  Additional information about the Engineering Sciences A.B. concentration requirements, including honors requirements and thesis information, can be found on the Engineering Sciences A.B. Program page.

Electrical Engineering (S.B.)

The Electrical Engineering S.B. degree requires 20 half-courses. The Plan of Study form for the Electrical Engineering S.B. provides an easy to follow summary of the concentration requirements. A copy of each student's approved plan of study is filed with the Office of Academic Programs at the time of declaration and is updated annually by the student and their concentration adviser.  Additional information about the Electrical Engineering S.B. concentration requirements, including honors information, can be found on the Electrical Engineering S.B. Program page.