Entry-to-a-Major

Students are admitted to the College of Engineering with a preference for the major noted on their admissions application and follow the first-year engineering curriculum. These changes offer students the freedom to learn about the different engineering majors to better equip them to make informed decisions concerning which engineering discipline is the best fit for their career goals.

The entry-to-a-major (ETAM) process is designed for students to take ownership of their future to identify at least three majors that are a good match for their career goals and academic performance. General Engineering advisors, as well as departmental advisors, are available for questions and advice. Students are encouraged to leverage additional resources, including the career center and departmental faculty for career advice.  

The ETAM process utilizes a priority method that is designed to place students in the highest rank major possible based upon student performance and capacity. In the case that a student determines that the highest rank major is not a good match, students have the option to pursue a change of curriculum to a different major within the College of Engineering or Texas A&M University.

Please click here to discover each of the 19 undergraduate degrees the College of Engineering offers and the opportunities they provide. 

All majors are open for applications during each entry-to-a-major cycle.

Below are current statistics about the process: 

Class of 2019

•  100% of eligible engineering students were placed in a major.              

•  95% of eligible engineering students were placed in their first or second choice major.

•  87% of eligible engineering students were placed in their first choice major.

Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their assigned General Engineering advisor and to view the admitted student profile to ensure they are prepared to apply for their preferred majors.