Princeton University

School of Engineering & Applied Science

Prospective Majors

Our Department offers a four-year degree program leading to an Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET accredited Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree. The program has some distinctive features that set it apart it from most, if not all, electrical and computer engineering programs in the country. It combines:

Rigorous training in engineering fundamentals, including

  • Exposure to modern applications and recent research results;
  • Participation in independent study/research;
  • Required completion of seven courses from a wide range of elective courses in the liberal arts;

At the same time it provides the flexibility to

  • Combine studies in electrical engineering with a wide variety of other fields, such as biology, economics, computer science, neuroscience, and physics;
  • Take courses in entrepreneurship;
  • Participate in a junior-year exchange program with Oxford University, or spend a semester abroad studying at another institution.

This unique combination of features is designed to prepare our graduates to excel both in engineering innovation and in life-long learning. The program also offers outstanding preparation for professions in business, finance, government, law, and medicine. The Department draws students from across the United States and around the world, and boasts an approximate student–to-faculty ratio of 3 to 1 (for sophomores, juniors, and seniors). That translates into small class sizes and an environment in which majors get to know and interact closely with each other and with the faculty. A key feature of the program is the opportunity to participate in research, either with a project of your own design or a project in a faculty member’s research laboratory.

Engineering School Tours

If you are thinking of applying to Princeton, informative organized tours of the School of Engineering and Applied Science maybe of interest. Contact the SEAS Undergraduate Affairs office (609) 258-4554 Applications for undergraduate admission are available from the Princeton Admissions Office.