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The Texas A&M University College of Engineering has 22 degree options. With so many options, we don't ask you to decide on a major during the first year. 

Instead, you'll follow a common general engineering curriculum. This curriculum helps you to get started while exploring all our degree options.

You will complete specific coursework required for the Entry to a Major (ETAM) process. You may complete this coursework as early as your second semester. After finishing the courses required for ETAM, you'll let us know which majors interest you. 

Prepare for Entry to a Major

Your academic advisors are here to guide you. You should consult with your assigned general engineering or engineering academy academic advisor. This will help to ensure that you are prepared to apply for your preferred majors.

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Entry to a Major Information

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How Entry to a Major Works

The Entry to a Major process uses a priority method that places you in your highest ranked major. This method is based on your academic performance, your ETAM application and the program’s capacity. 

After completing the required courses for entering a major, you’re guaranteed a spot in your first-choice major. But you must maintain the required automatic entry cumulative GPA defined for your class.

During each ETAM cycle, all College of Engineering majors will accept applications. On the ETAM application, you must apply to three majors and have the option to select up to five majors. 

Double-check your major choices and rankings before submitting your ETAM application. You will not have the option to decline an offer to a major listed on your application.

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Spring 2021 ETAM Placement Outcomes

In the spring 2021 semester:

  • 90.0% of eligible engineering students were placed in their first- or second-choice major.
  • 82.3% of eligible engineering students were placed in their first-choice major.
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