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Electrical Engineering Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Pathway: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Electrical engineers are the tool builders of the information age. They apply principles from math and physics to build systems and components for a wide range of products, from cell phones to automobiles to airplanes.

Academics

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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Take the Focus 2 Assessment
  • Find people from class/es who live in your residence hall and review class with them
  • Attend New Student Orientation
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Sign up for a Living-Learning Community
  • Get a selfie with the Mountaineer
  • Participate in the PRT cram
  • Attend an alcohol-free event

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Take a language course
  • Participate in hall council or attend a hall council program
  • Apply to be a Resident Assistant
  • Participate in an Outdoor Recreation Center spring or winter break trip
  • Ask your RA questions about succeeding at the University

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Exercise daily
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 1

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Attend a career fair
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Complete the financial literacy course

Academics

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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Find a faculty mentor
  • Complete the Campus Read

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend WVUp All Night

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Attend a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day diversity program
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Make your own decisions about drinking and do the WELLWVU CHOICES toolkit program
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more

Academics

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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Engage in undergraduate research
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Become a tutor or mentor in your major
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center
  • Visit the Core Arboretum
  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Participate in an alternative spring break

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Exercise daily
  • Become an Alcohol Literacy trainer and educate peers about the real effects of drinking alcohol
  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Join a club sport team
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

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Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Join a student organization
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Join an intramural team
  • Become a level 3 Bystander Trainer
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Become a Well-being Coach for your peers

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Attend a career fair
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization

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