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Academic planning is essential to student academic success and to timely degree completion. To guide students academic planning, sample four-year academic pathways have been developed for each degree program (major) at UMBC. Students are strongly encouraged, in consultation with their academic advisor, to use the four-year academic pathway as a guide in developing an individualized degree plan based on student's academic preparation, interests and goals.

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Computer Engineering - Communications - B.S.

Year 1

Fall Semester Credits
CMSC 201* Computer Science I ‡ 4
MATH 151 Calc. & Analytic Geom. I (MATH GEP) 4
PHYS 121 Introductory Physics I (S non-lab GEP) 4
ENGL GEP 3
Total 15
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Spring Semester Credits
CMSC 202 Computer Science II 4
MATH 152* Calculus and Analytic Geometry II ‡ 4
CMPE 212* Principles of Digital Design ‡ 4
ENES 101* Introduction to Engineering ‡ 3
Total 15
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Year 2

Fall Semester Credits
MATH 251 Multivariable Calculus 4
PHYS 122* Intro. Physics II (S non-lab GEP) ‡ 4
CMSC 203 Discrete Structures 3
AH GEP 3
AH GEP 3
Total 17
Benchmark Requirements

Spring Semester Credits
CMPE 306 Basic Circuit Theory (Lab GEP) 4
MATH 225 Introduction to Differential Equations 3
CMPE 310 Systems Design & Programming 4
CMSC 341 Data Structures 3
Total 14
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Year 3

Fall Semester Credits
CMPE 314 Electronic Circuits 4
CMPE 311 C Programming & Embedded Systems 3
CMPE 323 Signals & Systems 4
MATH 221 Linear Algebra 3
Science Elective (Major Requirement) 4
Total 18
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Spring Semester Credits
CMPE 320 Prob., Stat. & Random Processes 3
CMPE 330 Wave & Signal Transmission 3
CMPE 359 Intro. to Professional Practice (WI) 3
AH GEP 3
C GEP 3
Physical Education 1.5
Total 16.5
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Year 4

Fall Semester Credits
CMSC 411 Computer Architecture 3
CMPE 450* Capstone I 2
CMPE Elective List A 3
CMPE Elective List A 3
SS GEP 3
SS GEP 3
Total 17
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Spring Semester Credits
CMSC 421 Principles of Operating Systems 3
CMPE 451 Capstone II 2
CMPE Elective List A/B 3
Foreign Language 201 4
SS GEP 3
Physical Education 1.5
Total 16.5
Benchmark Requirements

None Required