First Year Undergraduate Curriculum

Freshman year curriculum is identical for most engineering undergraduate degree programs. Undergraduate students are admitted to the College of Engineering with a preference for the major noted on their admissions application and follow the same first-year engineering curriculum. 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.

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The computer science curriculum is designed to prepare students to enter the rapidly expanding computer field. It is based upon the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineer Computer Society and the Association for Computing Machinery recommendations for curricula and courses. The four-year undergraduate curriculum in computer science includes a sound preparation in science, mathematics, English, statistics and computing. Students majoring in computer science at Texas A&M will take a 12-hour area of concentration in another department. Electives are available in the areas of: algorithms, languages and computability, software systems, networking, computer systems and architecture, artificial intelligence and cognitive modeling, vision, graphics and robotics and computational science and engineering. Advanced undergraduates may take graduate courses in these areas.

Our mission is to prepare intellectual, professional, and ethical graduates capable of meeting challenges in the field of computer science; and to coordinate with other parts of the university to facilitate the effective use of educational resources, including courses.

Learn more about program outcomes and ABET Accreditation here.

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Older undergraduate degree plans, instructions, and other documents can be viewed on the Undergraduate Advising Archive page.

Degree Plans and Instructions

Academic Year Catalog Number Degree Plan Upper Level Tracks 4 Year Sequence Instructions
2017-2018 140

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2016-2017 139

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2015-2016 138

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2014-2015 137

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