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Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Athens, OH 45701

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Russ College of Engineering and Technology

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Athens, OH 45710

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School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science  

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is one of seven degree granting departments within the Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University. The related disciplines of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science cover a wide variety of topics from power generation and alternative energy sources to database and computer game design. Students who study these topics are prepared to enter the workforce as computer scientists or electrical, computer, or software engineers. Students in electrical engineering and computer science take jobs in a variety of industries. Graduates from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science have made successful careers in all of the aforementioned industries. A number of our graduates have started successful companies as well.

Career Opportunities

Electrical and computer engineering graduates have gone on to work in engineering and business consulting firms; government agencies; electrical, electronic and computer equipment manufacturers; and transportation, communications and utilities firms; as well as the computer and data processing services industry, computer programming, systems integration, and information retrieval.


Special Features

Computer science students have numerous opportunities to study from cutting-edge researchers in such areas as computer networking, real-time systems, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, robotics, and avionics. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science affiliated research units include the Avionics Engineering Center ( and the Center for Intelligent, Distributed, and Dependable Systems ( Faculty and students are actively involved in sponsored research with industry and government agencies via these units as well as others.

EECS maintains four computing laboratories with more than 80 state-of-the-art workstations, and an internet teaching laboratory where students have direct access to core internet technologies – routers, switches, nameservers, and gateways.  In addition, the School maintains various electrical engineering and electronic laboratories where students have direct access to core computing technologies – microprocessors, memory, and microcontrollers.

In addition, EECS offers three student organization chapters that provide opportunities for guest lectures, competitions, and interaction with industry professionals:

  1. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s first professional society dedicated to educational and scientific computing.

  2. Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the international honor society for computing and information disciplines.

  3. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest professional society dedicated to electrical engineering and electronics.

The Russ College also offers an outreach program for multicultural students. The five-week Pre-Engineering Program for Multicultural Students (PEP) assists eligible first-year students with the transition from high school to a Russ College engineering or technology program. Program graduates receive credit hours toward their engineering or technology degree and either a stipend or scholarship. For more information, visit

Our Faculty

The School of EECS has more than 30 faculty with Ph.D.s in electrical engineering, computer science, or closely related disciplines. Computer science faculty hold doctoral degrees in computer science from well-respected institutions such as Stanford, Purdue, and Case-Western Reserve. They have substantial experience in the industry, and some regularly consult with industrial and governmental agencies. Ongoing faculty endeavors include research in bioinformatics, computer algorithms, networking, operating systems, computer vision, massively multiplayer computer gaming, artificial intelligence, real-time systems, software engineering, and medical imaging. All faculty are closely involved with the undergraduate program. To learn more about our faculty, click here.



Bachelor of Science, computer science

Bachelor of Science, electrical engineering

Russ College of Engineering and Technology

The Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology educates well-rounded professionals with both technical and team-project skills. Enrolling approximately 1,400 undergraduate students and almost 300 graduate students, the Russ College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across the traditional engineering spectrum and in technology disciplines such as aviation, computer science, and industrial technology. Strategic research areas include bioengineering, energy and the environment, and smart civil infrastructure. Named for alumnus Fritz Russ and his wife Dolores, the Russ College is home of the Russ Prize, one of the top three engineering prizes in the world.

Ohio University

Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Admission to Ohio University is granted to the best-qualified applicants as determined by a selective admission policy.