The Minor in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences

The EECS minor, offered through the College of Engineering, is an optional program for students interested in coherent EECS study outside of their major. It is intended for students who have an interest in electrical engineering and computer engineering. Students interested in only studying computer science should consider the Computer Science Minor.

Minor Requirements

All courses must be technical in nature and completed for a letter grade

  • EE 16A 
  • EE 16B 
  • CS 61A or E 7
  • CS 61B or CS 61C
  • 3 Upper Division EE, CS, or EECS courses
    • EE or CS 195, H196, 197, 198, or 199 may not be used to fulfill this requirement. Some 194 and graduate level courses may not count; please check with the Minor Advisor before enrolling.

EECS Minors: Where are they now?

  • PhD programs at UCLA, Stanford, and Cal Tech in Electrical Engineering
  • PhD program at UC Berkeley in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences
  • PhD program at Johns Hopkins in Biomedical Engineering
  • Masters of Business Administration program at UC Berkeley
  • Senior Software Engineers at Tesla, Waymo, and Informatica
  • Controls Engineer at Clear Motion
  • Project Managers at Apple and Uber
  • Software Engineers at Google, Twitter, Illumino
  • Senior Data Scientist at SpaceX

Administrative Processes

Declaring the minor

  • The campus is moving towards policy that requires all students declare their minor no later than the semester prior to graduation.
  • Student should submit the attached form once they have four or more of the minor requirements completed.
  • Submit to: Nicole McIntyre, 205 Cory Hall,

Graduating with the minor

  • Students must maintain a culmative and EECS GPA of at least 2.0 to graduate.
  • Students must complete the PDF iconEECS Minor Completion Formwhen their last requirement is in progress. 
    • This should be done no later than the tenth week of your final semester
  • Upon completion of the minor and form, students will receive a notation in the memorandum section of their transcript. 

Policies to Note

  • Students must be declared in a major other than Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences.
  • Unfortunately, the EECS Department is unable to offer course enrollment priority to EECS minors.
  • Students may only overlap one upper division course between their declared major and the EECS minor.
  • Students must take EE 16A & 16B or EE 20  & 40. Students cannot mix and match the series.
  • Students may not complete both the EECS and CS minors.
  • Due to the similarities in requirements, L&S Computer Science majors are discouraged from pursuing the EECS minor. They may only use "EE" or "EECS" titled upper division courses towards the minor and may not overlap any upper division courses between their major and the EECS minor.


Academic Advising

Students interested in the EECS minor are welcome to connect with the program's Adviser.

Nicole McIntyre

Undergraduate Adviser & Program Coordinator
205 Cory Hall   |   (510) 642-7372  
Want to schedule an appointment with me? Click here
Quick question about course planning, enrollment updates, etc? Try the EECS 101 Piazza