There are number of Minors and Certificates that ECE students pursue. For Electrical Engineering students, completion of a minor or certificate will complete the Professional Enrichment Elective.

Math – note IE 4613 Eng. Statistics satisfies a MA 3000-level requirement– see additional note below

Computer Science  (Computer Engineering students are not eligible)

Software Engineering


Cognitive Science

Business  – there are number of options, Accounting, etc. but Business Administration is the most common pursued by ECE students particularly in preparation for the MBA program.

Business Analytics – new minor option

Political Science



Foreign Languages


Industrial Engineering

Global Engineering Leadership

Engineering Entrepreneurship Certificate

Materials Certificate

Automotive Engineering Certificate – contact Dr. Follett (follett,ece)

Information Assurance Certificate

Energy Certificate – contact Dr. Pote (jpote@abe.msstate.edu)

Additional note on the Mathematics Minor

It is possible for CPE students to satisfy the requirements for a Mathematics Minor. Presently, Math Minors consist of 24 credit hours of upper-division MA courses. Twenty-one of these hours are required as part of the CPE program of study. By selecting an appropriate Mathematics course, CPE students may not only satisfy a CPE Technical Elective but also complete requirements for a Mathematics Minor. ECE-approved CPE Technical Electives which satisfy the Mathematics Minor are as follows:

  • For students who complete IE4613, Engineering Statistics I:
    • 4000-level courses: all 4000-level courses with an MA prefix, with the following exceptions:
      • MA 4133 – Discrete Mathematics
      • MA 4243 – Data Analysis I
      • MA 4513 – Applied Probability and Statistics for Secondary School Teachers
      • MA 4523 – Introduction to Probability
      • MA 4533 – Introductory Probability and Random Processes
      • MA 4543 – Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I

As always, students must meet all course prerequisites. Contact the major advisor for additional information.