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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.

Date Time Location
Friday, March 13 10:30am Room 044 Medical Sciences Library
Friday, March 13 2:00pm Room 044 Medical Sciences Library
Friday, April 17 10:00am Room 044 Medical Sciences Library
Friday, April 17 2:00pm Room 044 Medical Sciences Library
Monday, May 4 2:00pm Room 044 Medical Sciences Library

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).