Majors, Minors and Certificates


The undergraduate programs in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science emphasize the practical applications of electrical engineering and computer sciences and the technological needs of society. The School of EECS at Penn State focuses on an unparalleled student-centered collaborative curriculum between our electrical engineering, computer science and computer engineering programs that address the critical need for innovative and creative engineers for the cutting-edge economy of today and tomorrow.

We offer bachelor of science degrees in:

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A minor is an academic program, with a minimum requirement of 18 credits, that supplements your major.

Computational Sciences Minor

Offered by the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering, the computational sciences minor introduces students to the fundamental skills needed to apply computational techniques to their specific domains. The minor focuses on practical application of computing technologies for data analysis including foundations in programming, developing computational models, and constructing event-driven programs. Learn more »

Minors Across Penn State

Here is a list of minors that best complement programs offered in the School of EECS. At Penn State, a minor requires you to take 18-21 credits of course work in a single area.

Because most engineering companies operate in a global marketplace, the ability to communicate in a language other than English is an important skill. Consider a foreign language for your minor:

Penn State engineering students are not limited to these minors alone. Check out the Undergraduate Bulletin for a complete list of options.


A certificate program requires you to complete a set of core requirements in a certain area through a combination of in-class work and co-curricular experiences. Once attained, your certificate program will be noted on your transcript and will enhance your résumé to set you apart from others in your field. The College of Engineering currently offers six certificate programs:



The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering and data science and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Department of Electrical Engineering