A Brief Background:

The first engineering program at Sonoma State University was a Master’s program in Computer and Engineering Science (MS-CES) which was established in about two decades ago. The local community and high-tech companies donated a substantial amount of cash and equipment to Sonoma State University for starting the program. Following construction of several advanced laboratories with millions of dollars external cash and equipment, the undergraduate program in electrical engineering was established.


The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.

Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the technical disciplines, where quality, precision and safety are of the utmost importance.

Developed by technical professionals from ABET’s member societies, ABET criteria focus on what students experience and learn. ABET accreditation reviews look at program curricula, faculty, facilities, and institutional support and are conducted by teams of highly skilled professionals from industry, academia and government, with expertise in the ABET disciplines.

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Sonoma State's Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) program is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). The WASC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as certifying institutional eligibility for federal funding in a number of programs, including student access to federal financial aid.