Alan Sahakian, Professor and Chair of EECSDear Prospective Students,

I am very pleased to inform you about the opportunities available to you as an undergraduate in our department.

To major in Electrical Engineering (EE), Computer Engineering (CE), or Computer Science (CS) is to choose an excellent and lucrative career path, with many options available to you after graduation.

Our graduates immediately go to work at such illustrious companies as Google, Microsoft, Motorola, Apple, Ford, Pixar, General Motors, IBM, Intel, Yahoo, Sun, HP, Northrup Grumann - the list goes on. Many continue on to graduate school; a degree from Northwestern assists in placement in top graduate programs for PhD and professional degrees.

Many of our 250 undergraduate majors work in the labs alongside professors and graduate students doing real research and publishing papers. Our students are involved in Design Competition, developing competing robots, building and racing NU's solar car, creating music games, animation and computer graphics, and numerous other exciting projects. Economics, communications, linguistics, music/audio, graphics, video, networks, theory, optimization, distributed computing -- all and more are found within EECS at Northwestern University. 

Degree options are wide-ranging. Within our three core areas, EE, CE and CS, we offer an option to get your Masters degree simultaneously with your BS degree, or to choose a course of study within the Weinberg School of Arts & Sciences (as an alternative to the McCormick School of Engineering).  You can also choose to minor in CS, EE and CE.

Are you interested in programming but majoring in something else? We have courses specifically for non-CS-majors.

I invite you to explore our website and learn more about us. If you have questions, or would like specific information about one or more of our programs, you are welcome to download our Undergraduate Study Manual, or to phone us at 847-491-3451, or email us at - someone will look into your question and get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you!


Alan Sahakian
Professor and Chair

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