Areas of Study

  • Signal processing with applications in audio, video, and bio medicine
  • Automatic control with applications in manufacturing and biomedical modeling
  • Communications and networking
  • Computer design and organization
  • Digital system design
  • Analog system design
  • Antennas, microwaves, and fiber optics


  • Speech and image processing
  • Robotics
  • Computer networks
  • Fiber optics
  • Physics of semiconductors
  • Computer networks
  • Digital signal processing
  • Electric machines
  • Power systems
  • Integrated circuit (ic) design
  • Vlsi (very large scale ic) design
  • Biomedical systems
  • Biomedical signal processing
  • Microwaves
  • Computer arithmetic
  • Digital control


In the course of academic work at Lafayette, students may develop a secondary interest. Many departments offer a minor program of study. Minors are available in theater, foreign languages and literatures, music, and many other fields. For more information, see the index of available majors.

Some popular minors are: