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From BS in different area to EE - MSEE or BSEE

  1. Apr 13, 2013 #1

    I have a bachelors degree in microbiology, but now would like to become an electrical engineer. However I'm concerned about what employers will think with a MSEE vs a BSEE?

    With the MS I'll have the degree but less background (I will have to take deficiencies though). With the BS I'll have the background but will just have a second bachelors rather than a masters?

    What do you guys think? MSEE vs BSEE?
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  3. Jun 13, 2013 #2
    I'm in a similar boat.
  4. Jun 14, 2013 #3
    I'm a physics grad who has considered going back for EE. I spoke with an adviser at the university about what options I had. In the end I concluded that a BSEE would be cheaper, would not need deficiencies and would be just as if not more marketable. In the physics-type job areas I apply too, a BSEE is required for many positions.

    For now I have been taking some classes at the community college just to keep my loans in forbearance and get the tax credits for being a student. But this fall I may go for the BSEE full time.
  5. Jun 14, 2013 #4
    If you can get into an MS program in EE do it. It is fast becoming a requirement for a lot of EE jobs.
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