College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences2021-2022

School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems

Electrical Engineering, Minor

This minor is designed for students who "get a charge out of" the many engineering applications of electricity. This plan provides the logical next step for students who want to gain expertise in using industry-caliber tools for design, analysis, simulation—and innovation stimulation.


What Can I Do With a Minor in Electrical Engineering?

Electronics and electricity are used by those in almost every career field as a tool to measure important phenomena, visualize data, manipulate and save information, analyze trends, control processes and save labor. Just imagine how productive you would be if the power went out and all the things you use every day had dead batteries. A minor in electrical engineering can give you the added knowledge that can make you stand out, be more productive, and give your resume an extra glow.

We will challenge your inquisitive mind and prepare you to succeed through an emphasis on innovation, real-world applications, and evolving technologies. Learn the technical and people skills employers are looking for in the innovative and award-winning Design4Practice Program. Develop your tech-savvy by using industry-caliber design, simulation, and analysis tools. Build your teamwork, communication, and thinking skills by collaborating on student design projects.

University Requirements

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 18
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 137


Minor Requirements
  • Take the following 18 units:

    • Select any four EE courses (12 units)
    • Select EE courses at the 300 level or above (6 units)
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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