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Worried about electrical engineering

JsramirezJsramirez Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
edited November 2010 in Engineering Majors
I have always liked science and am able to understand concepts very well. I have taken bio, chem, ap bio, and honors physics passing all with mostly As and one B. But I'm not as great at math but have taken higher level math courses and have never got anything below a B, I'm hoping on taking calculus I at a community college I'm currently in AP stats which is a breeze. I have a great work ethic when it comes to preparing for exams and always go as far as I can with projects. But as I read more and more about electrical engineering I'm worrying that I haven't done enough to really prepare myself for what is to come. I'm going to go to a UC, will they go over the basics? Is not having a strong affinity for math bad? I can learn quick when I apply myself and I have in the past spent entire days studying for AP exams and my average on them is a 4.5. I just wanna hear what it's like for any current electrical engineering major in the UC system or anywhere really.
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Replies to: Worried about electrical engineering

  • GShine_1989GShine_1989 Registered User Posts: 635 Member
    Yes, they'll start with basics. The EE core doesn't get any more complicated than combinatorics and Fourier transforms as far as math goes. You can make it worse than that by specializing in signal processing/communications/information theory/control. Or you can avoid it and go with a more physics-based specialization. You'll still do math all day but having a physical basis makes it less abstract (at least until you get to graduate level courses). If you're taking APs and getting 4s and 5s you should be fine. After all, most EEs graduate from completely unknown schools and probably never took anything college-level before college.
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