At the very least, make it a survey course prior to selecting your major. I remember my first EE class (sorta). We basically discussed what EE was, where it was going, who the major players in EE were in terms of physics, mathematics, etc. All sorta dry and uninteresting until we got to the "applications" part. Our EE professor worked on optics research being used on the AH64 Apache and the like and since we had just started bombing/blowing shit up in Iraq, he showed us what his team was working on, etc. Yes yes, horrible stuff, blowing up people, but to my 18 year old mind it was absolutely amazing. "This.. THIS is what I can do with an EE degree!" I imagine there were a lot of peaceniks who were not so enthused. Now, imagine a similar class, but instead of showing us the wonders of war and destruction (or
I also remember how devoid of women the math and engineering departments were in college. Anything to get that number up without having to resort to taking Sociology is a win for your potential dating pool.