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First Year Undergraduate Curriculum

The 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.

Learn how to enter a major

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

View current program requirements

Older undergraduate degree plans, instructions and other documents can be viewed on the undergraduate advising archive page.

Degree Plans and Instructions

2019-2020 Catalog 142

2018-2019 Catalog 141

2017-2018 Catalog 140

2016-2017 Catalog 139

2015-2016 Catalog 138

2014-2015 Catalog 137