What is correct? My son is studying Electrical engineering. or My son is pursuing Electrical engineering.

  • It's not really a matter of "correct". But whereas you study a subject, you'd usually metaphorically pursue something like a career. Aug 22, 2016 at 17:26
  • In Philadelphia, most people say My son is into Electrical Engineering. That's what I have heard.
    – abhi
    Aug 22, 2016 at 17:38

2 Answers 2


"My son is studying electrical engineering" or "My son is pursuing an electrical engineering degree" or "My son is pursuing a career as an electrical engineer."

  • Why are "Electrical Engineering" and "Electrical Engineer" capitalized? Aug 23, 2016 at 1:36
  • Following the pattern of OP, but you're right, it should be lowercase. Edited to fix.
    – Azuaron
    Aug 23, 2016 at 12:19

Some options:

My son is studying electrical engineering in college.

My son is in the electrical engineering program at so-and-so school.

My son is an electrical engineering degree program.

My son is pursuing an electrical engineering PhD degree.

Typically you use "pursue" for graduate degrees in this context.

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