Declaring a Concentration in EE

Professor Claire Gmachl looks on as her undergraduate students present a poster

Deciding on a concentration is one of the most important decisions an undergraduate makes. That's why we make every effort to provide transparent information about the expectations, curriculum and culture of the department.

At any time, students can call or email Jean Bausmith, undergraduate program coordinator, with questions large or small. For academic consultations, students should contact the appropriate adviser listed below. We are available to help guide you to make an informed, confident decision about your future.

Detailed steps to declare a concentration in electrical engineering are below. First, we recommend students familiarize themselves with the contents of this website.


Virtual Open House

This year the director of undergraduate studies, Professor James Sturm, hosted two virtual open house sessions via video conference. Both sessions featured senior Joe Zhang and junior Trisha Madhavan, current electrical engineering concentrators, and Jean Bausmith, the undergraduate program coordinator, answering questions from curious first-year students. Below find video recordings of those two sessions.


Virtual Open House I — April 2, 2020


Virtual Open House II — April 9, 2020

Steps to Declare

1.  March 27–April 10

Pre-Concentration Form
Complete the Pre-Concentration Advising Form on the TigerHub website. Click on the Academic Planning Form (APF) to access the Pre-Concentration Advising Form.

2.  April 2

Course Offerings
View the Fall 2020 electrical engineering courses on the Registrar’s Course Offerings site.

3.  April 13–24

Advising Period
This is your academic advising period. Once you complete your Pre-Concentration Advising Form, please find an available appointment in the Zoom open-advising forums with one of the advisers below. Find the appropriate adviser based on the first letter of your last name. Then click the signup link provided to make an appointment in WASE using your NETID and Password.

If you require a confidential appointment, email the adviser separately.

Student Last Name Adviser WASE Signup Link
A-I Prof. James Sturm Sturm Appointment
J-Q Prof. Sharad Malik Malik Appointment
R-Z Prof. Andrew Houck Houck Appointment


4.  April 27–29

Select Courses
It is now time to select courses for the fall semester. First-year students will be able to enroll in courses from April  27, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. to April 29, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. 

5.  May 4–8

Declare your Concentration. BSE first-year students indicate their concentration on TigerHub.


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