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Through our program educational objectives, we are committed to producing graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering who in three to five years:

  1. Are valued as reliable and competent employees by a wide variety of industries; in particular, electrical engineering industries.
  2. Succeed, if pursued, in graduate studies such as engineering, science, law, medicine, business, and other professions.
  3. Understand the need for life-long learning and continued professional development for a successful and rewarding career.
  4. Accept responsibility for leadership roles, in their profession, in their communities, and in the global society.

We are committed to challenging our gifted students by encouraging them to participate in the honors program, student-lead organizations and world-breaking research with faculty members.

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Electrical Engineering @ UAFS

UAFS LogoThe Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Arkansas offers a degree program through a remote campus at The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith in Fort Smith, Arkansas (UAFS). This allows for small class sizes and gives students the opportunity to collaborate with their professors and peers. UAFS has built a reputation as a regional destination for high-quality, affordable education, where diverse groups of aspirational students thrive and excel.

During their Junior year the students begin taking courses remotely in a live distance learning environment. Through these remote synchronous classes, UAFS students receive the same quality education as those in Fayetteville, including in-person labs and direct access to research and internship opportunities.

Upon graduation the students will receive an associate degree from UAFS and an ABET accredited bachelor's degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.


Undergraduate Research Opportunities

The Electrical Engineering Department offers a variety of different undergraduate research opportunities. Performing research allows you to interact with faculty on a new level and learn about areas of EE not found in the classroom. If you are enrolled in the Honors College, you have to write a thesis based on a project or research to be able to graduate with honors. Don’t be afraid to meet with professors to discuss the research opportunities that they offer! Below are just some of the professors you can conduct research with.


dr roy mccann

Professor: Dr. Roy McCann

Type of Research:

Circuit analysis and development of algorithms for real-time implementation using FPGAs and DSPs to control power electronic circuits in threephase


Students will need to have taken the following courses: MATH 2584, MATH
3083, ELEG 2114, ELEG 2904, CSCE 2004





Professor: Dr. Juan Balda

Type of Research:

Power electronics and its multiple applications to electric power systems. Undergraduate students will work with a graduate student in a current research topic of the Sustainable Smart Electric Energy Systems (SSEES) Laboratory


Students need to have a GPA of 3.0 or higher




dr omar manasreh

Professor: Dr. Omar Manasreh

Type of Research:

Experimental and theoretical optoelectronic properties of III–V semiconductors, nanomaterials, and related devices


Students merely need to be willing and have the desire to perform research




dr alan mantooth

Professor: Dr. Alan Mantooth

Type of Research:

The MSCAD group is looking for top undergraduate students with an interest in integrated circuit (IC) design and computer-aided design (CAD). Students will have the opportunity to be a part of several areas in the IC/CAD process. These areas include: PCB design, probe station training, high precision measurement techniques, packaging training, benchtop testing, and extreme environment testing.


It is beneficial for students to have successfully completed Circuits I, II for basic lab experience and Electronics I, II for design experience, but any student willing to learn will find work in the circuit design or CAD group rewarding




dr zhong chenProfessor: Dr. Zhong Chen

Type of Research:

Novel devices, circuits and module for extreme environment applications.  Students will have opportunity to work on the topics such as wide band-gap devices' characterizations, simulations and reliability assessments. 


Students need to have taken Electronics I, II.