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Change of Major

Current Texas A&M Students

Current students who are interested in changing their major to Biomedical Sciences are strongly encouraged to attend a change of major meeting before applying to change their major.  Appointments for changing into BIMS can be made through our Online Appointment Scheduler.

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
  • Prefer 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

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 85 credit hours

Change of Major Meetings

These meetings are for any current student at Texas A&M that is interested in changing their major to Biomedical Sciences (BIMS).  Change of majors meeting are not mandatory, but strongly encouraged.

Next meeting will be TBA.

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).