GALVESTON, Texas – The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents today approved a new Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Degree at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The approval is the first step in bringing the next engineering program to the Island University.
“We are excited about the opportunity to fill the regional economic need for a more skilled workforce in the Coastal Bend,” said Dr. Flavius Killebrew, President and CEO of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. “Our initiatives in unmanned flight and geospatial science provide a strong background for an electrical engineering program.”
The Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board both report a need regionally for professionals in engineering to support growing industries in the area.
The program will include initiatives to ensure high completion rates, success for community college transfer students, and to recruit Texas students into the program.
If approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the university plans to begin accepting its first class of electrical engineering students in Fall 2015.