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Fowler School of Engineering

» Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Launching in Fall 2021

Whether building communications systems using on-orbit satellites or designing circuits to power implantable medical devices, harness the power of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism to create technologies that touch every aspect of daily living.


Our Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering gives you the opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment with world-class faculty as you master the foundations of power, electronics, signals and instrumentation.

Learning to harness electricity has interested scientists and engineers alike for over four centuries. From simple circuits to entire control systems, join a diverse set of industries where you will solve some of engineering’s most challenging problems. And because the world is becoming more connected with each passing year, you'll learn to consider the security issues that surround cyber-physical systems and the users that interact with them.


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Grand Challenges Initiative

Students pursuing any B.S. degree in the college must 1) satisfy their First-Year Foundations Course (FFC) requirement by enrolling in a Grand Challenges Initiative FFC section; and 2) enroll in and pass 3 (ideally consecutive) 1-credit Grand Challenges Initiative seminars. Students who enter the Fowler School of Engineering after their first year either by transfer or change of major must seek advising from the Grand Challenges Initiative Program Director to design an individual plan for program participation.

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GPA and Grade Option Requirements

Students pursuing any degree in the college must maintain a 2.000 grade point average in the major and a 2.500 grade point average for all lower-division courses in the major. All courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade except for those that may only be taken or that have a default grading option of P/NP.

Degree Program Honors

Students must have a major GPA of 3.500 or higher by the conclusion of the term prior to graduation and must have completed a minimum of 120 hours of independent research. Completion of independent research includes the completion of a scientific paper in the relevant scientific field, or an oral presentation to the faculty, or a poster presentation at the Chapman University Student Research Day. Additionally, a vote by the appropriate faculty group that the research and corresponding artifacts were of sufficient quality to merit honors is required. Additional degree program honor requirements, if they exist, are listed under the degree program description.

Transfer Prerequisites

Several majors at Chapman University require and recommend foundation and/or prerequisite courses. To find how your transferable courses at your college match Chapman’s prerequisites, you can use Transferology.

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Full Description of the B.S. in Electrical Engineering Program Coming Soon!


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Accelerated Undergraduate/Master of Science in Computational and Data Sciences

Students completing undergraduate engineering degrees are eligible to complete an additional year of study to obtain a M.S. in Computational and Data Sciences degree in the Schmid College of Science and Technology. Computational science is an interdisciplinary field in which computers and mathematics are used to model and simulate biological and physical processes found in the natural world. This graduate degree consists of four areas of study: bioinformatics and computational biology, analytics and applied mathematics, computational economics and earth system science. Graduate courses used to satisfy undergraduate degree requirements, may also satisfy up to 12 credits of graduate coursework and may be double-counted towards both bachelor’s and master’s degrees. For specific criteria, refer to the Schmid College of Science and Technology’s section of the graduate catalog.

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Fowler School of Engineering applicants are eligible for scholarships that will augment or, in some cases, fully replace the standard financial aid package provided by Chapman University. Scholarships range from an annual $2,000 to 100% of tuition, room and board.

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Possible Careers

Students completing this degree will find themselves prepared to join a diverse set of industries where they'll solve some of engineering’s most challenging problems in robotics, digital communication, power generation, signal processing and more. 

Electrical Engineer
Design, develop and test the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components or systems.

Aerospace Engineer
Design aircraft, spacecraft, satellites and more, creating and testing prototypes to make sure that they function according to design.

Electro-Mechanical Technician
Combine knowledge of mechanical technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits, testing and maintaining unmanned, automated, robotic or electromechanical equipment.

Student Outcomes

The Life Blood of Possibility

Engineering placed chairman and Irvine-based tech company CEO Joe Kiani on a path to fulfilling rewards, and now he's working to see that those opportunities grow.


Read Joe's story in the Chapman Newsroom »

Student and Alumni Achievement »

Next Steps

Start your journey toward engineering the impossible today.