Electrical Engineering Admissions

The page contains information for applying to the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) undergraduate major.

Applicants are evaluated based on their academic performance, completion of core requirements and prerequisites, along with a personal statement providing the application committee with a compelling understanding of the student’s interest in the degree program and the University of Washington Bothell.

Prospective students who would like admission advising may contact an admissions advisor to make an appointment.

Application timeline

The Electrical Engineering major admits students for entry in autumn and winter quarters. Visit the UW Bothell Application Dates & Deadlines page for information on application deadlines.

How to apply

Submit an internal application if you are:

  • A pre-major student at UW Bothell campus
  • Already in a major at UW Bothell and you want to switch majors or do a double degree

Submit a transfer application if you are:

  • A current student at UW Seattle or UW Tacoma campus
  • Transferring from another college or university outside of the UW system

Program prerequisites

You must complete all of the following coursework—or their equivalents elsewhere—before you can be considered for admission into the BSEE program.

A minimum grade of 2.0 or higher is required for all prerequisite courses. The Electrical Engineering major is competitive, completion of the prerequisite courses does not guarantee admission.


  • STMATH 124: Calculus I
  • STMATH 125: Calculus II
  • STMATH 126: Calculus III


  • BPHYS 121: Mechanics
  • BPHYS 122: Electromagnetism and Oscillatory Motion


  • BCHEM 143+144: General Chemistry I + lab

English Composition

  • BWRIT 134: Composition

Community College Equivalencies

Approved equivalencies from Washington Community and Technical Colleges for the above prerequisites are available through the Equivalency Guide.