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Change of Major

Current Texas A&M Students

Current students who are interested in changing their major to Biomedical Sciences or University Studies with a Veterinary Medicine Concentration (USVM) will be required to attend a change of major meeting during the semester in which they wish to change. Applications will be available at the meeting. Please visit our Change of Major page for more information.

Students must complete the following paperwork:

Requirements to change to BIMS

  • Require 2.50 cumulative GPA at Texas A&M
  • Must have completed one full semester (12 graded credit hours) at Texas A&M
  • Must have less than 75 credit hours
  • Prefer at least 2 courses from the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) list with a grade of C or better from TAMU

Change of major BIMS: Beginning with the 10-week census date, June 3, 2016, students who are changing majors into BIMS (effective Fall, 2016 or after): Change of major requirements to BIMS will be the following:

  • 2.5 overall TAMU GPA
  • At least 12 graded hours at TAMU
  • No more than 75 overall passed hours
  • At least two math/science courses from the CBK list must be completed at TAMU with a grade of “C” or better.

Note: All math/science courses from the CBK list must have a grade of “C” or better in each course taken at Texas A&M or a grade of “B” or better in each completed course if taken at a 2-year college in order to be admitted to BIMS upper-level courses.

Requirements to change to USVM

  • Require 2.00 cumulative GPA at Texas A&M
  • Must have completed one full seemster (12 graded credit hours) at Texas A&M
  • Prefer less than 100 credit hours

Change of major USVM: Beginning with the 10-week census date, June 3, 2016, students who are changing majors into USVM (effective Fall, 2016 or after): Change of major requirements to USVM will be the following:

  • 2.0 overall TAMU GPA
  • At least 12 graded hours at TAMU
  • No more than 100 overall passed hours
  • At least two science or math courses from the following list, completed at TAMU with a passing grade; a grade of “C” or better is strongly recommended.
    • List of courses: Biology 111, 112, Chemistry 101/111, 102/112, Chemistry 227, Math 131 or 142 or 147 or 151 or 171
    • USVM is not a gateway to a BIMS degree program. If you pursue a USVM degree, you will not be allowed to switch to a BIMS degree program.

Change of Major Meetings

BIMS has scheduled the first three change of major meetings for the Fall 2015 semester.

  • October 20th, 2-3pm Room 44 MEDL (at the end of the tunnel between the Med Sciences Library and the Veterinary School/basement of the MSL)
  • October 23rd, 10-11am Room 44 MEDL
  • November 10th, 10-11am Room 330 VMA (Vet Med Administration Building)
  • December 7th, 3-4 pm Room 44 MEDL

Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) courses

The Texas Common Course Numbers are in parentheses next to the Texas A&M equivalent.

Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 111 (BIOL 1406) Introductory Biology I 4
BIOL 112 (BIOL 1407) Introductory Biology II 4
CHEM 101 & 111 (CHEM 1411) Fundamentals of Chemistry I & Lab 4
CHEM 102 & 112 (CHEM 1412) Fundamentals of Chemistry II & Lab 4
CHEM 227 & 237 (CHEM 2423) Organic Chemistry I & Lab 4
CHEM 228 & 238 (CHEM 2425) Organic Chemistry II & Lab 4
PHYS 201 (PHYS 1401) College Physics I 4
PHYS 202 (PHYS 1402) College Physics II 4
MATH 131* Mathematical Concepts - Calculus 3

*Acceptable course substitutions include MATH 142 (MATH 1325) and MATH 151 (MATH 2413).