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History

1973 - The first computer science faculty member joins the Department of Mathematics to teach and develop programs in computer science.

1974 - The Department of Mathematics offers bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degrees in computer science.

1978 - The University approves the formation of the Institute of Engineering Science which will offer an engineering degree within the College of Arts and Sciences.

1979 - The Institute of Engineering Science becomes operational with its first director.

1980 - The Computer Science program in the Department of Mathematics combines with the Engineering Science program in the Institute of Engineering Science to form the Department of Engineering and Computer Science.

1982 - The Baylor Computer Science program gains national recognition by winning the International Scholastic Programming Contest.

1985 - The master of science degree in computer science is offered for the first time at Baylor, and the Baylor bachelor of science degree in Computer Science is one of only 50 programs to be accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Commission, Inc. (CSAC) of the Computer Science Accreditation Board (CSAB), the national accrediting agency for computer science programs.

1988 - The Department of Engineering and Computer Science moves into the newly constructed Rogers Engineering and Computer Science Building, which is built specifically to support the engineering and computer science programs.

1989 - The Baylor Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the national accrediting agency for engineering programs.

1995 - The School of Engineering and Computer Science is formed with two departments, the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Engineering.

2000 - The Department of Engineering requested and EAC/ABET granted separate accreditation of the department's three baccalaureate majors: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering.

2003 - The School of Engineering and Computer Science partners with Campus Living & Learning on the University's first residential community, the Engineering & Computer Science Living-Learning Center (ECS-LLC).

2004 - The Board of Regents approves the first master's program in engineering.

2006 - The Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering are established.

2010 - The Board of Regents approves the first Ph.D degree offered in the School of Engineering and Computer Science.

2013 - Students move into the Teal Residential College for engineering and computer science students, located in the East Village Residential Community.