Undergraduate Program

Where information meets the physical world

Electronic and photonic technologies are transforming the world in uncountable ways. From text messages to autonomous vehicles, from brain scans to smart cities, from encrypted networks to emerging quantum computers, electrical engineers design the devices and systems on which society moves, communicates and builds the future. Electrical engineers also lead the electrification of the energy economy, from solar cells to energy-efficient computers and circuits.

To gain mastery in electrical engineering, students combine computer science, materials science, energy, physics, biology, neuroscience, economics, management, public policy and many other fields.

Program of Study

The Department of Electrical Engineering offers an undergraduate program of study in electrical engineering accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

The Curriculum page provides more details about your pathway to graduation.


After Graduation

Our graduates go on to be leaders in many sectors of society. Some continue their education in top graduate schools, while others work with companies big and small, from the likes of Google, Intel and Microsoft to start-up companies that disrupt the status quo. Others still enter professions in business, finance, government, law and medicine. All of these options are open to you as your make your way to commencement.

Get to Know the Department

Once each semester we hold an open house in the undergraduate lab, F110 in the Engineering Quadrangle. An open house offers the best chance to see demonstrations of student projects and speak one-on-one with professors and electrical engineering majors to see what being in EE is all about.

Download the prospective student's handbook for further reading about the undergraduate program of study.

If you are thinking of applying to Princeton, an organized tour of the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) may help answer your most pressing questions. Contact the Undergraduate Affairs Office at (609) 258-4554. Applications for undergraduate admission are available from the Princeton Admissions Office.


Undergraduate Contacts

  • Jean Bausmith

    • Jean Bausmith
      • Undergraduate Program Coordinator
    • Phone: 609-258-2166
    • Email: jb6@princeton.edu
    • Office: B304 Engineering Quadrangle
  • James Sturm

    • James Sturm
      • Stephen R. Forrest Professor of Electrical Engineering
      • Director of Undergraduate Studies
    • Phone: 609-258-5610
    • Email: sturm@princeton.edu
    • Office: B410 Engineering Quadrangle