Electrical engineering covers a broad spectrum of technologies, but fundamentally, electricity either transmits energy or it processes information. In this department you can study topics such as power electronics and energy conversion, micro-, nano- and opto-electronics, digital and analog electronics, control systems, sensors, wireless communications, or a host of other exciting things. All of these technologies have vital applications in fields as diverse as medicine, homeland security, the connected home, efficient lighting, the internet, and ubiquitous computing. The pace of change in these areas is driven by breakthroughs that people like you are making now in the world of electronics and electrical engineering.
Since electronic devices are everywhere, and since traditionally-mechanical systems (like cars, planes, and ships) are increasingly “going electric”, electrical engineering has turned into a lucrative field. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the average starting salary for class of 2014 Electrical Engineers is $62k, ranking EE among the top 10 college majors (And nearly all of the top ten majors are in engineering). Of course top BS graduates can earn much more, and MS and Ph.D. graduates can earn higher yet.
Do you have what it takes to be an EE? Success in EE requires an inventive mind with an interest and abilities in math, physics, computer software, abstract reasoning, and problem solving. By the time you graduate, you will have deep knowledge in a few areas of EE, broad knowledge of other areas in EE, and some cross-disciplinary knowledge of related fields.