Seeking to better prepare their students for the changing demands of the new global economy, officials at Georgia Tech (GT) this semester have introduced a totally redesigned framework for earning a computer-science degree.

Dubbed "Threads," the program shuns a traditional degree in favor of a more personalized approach--one that aims to make every course students enroll in, either inside or outside their major field of study, more relevant to their professional aspirations.

Officials at the school's nationally recognized College of Computing, where the Threads program launched in late September, say...

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