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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

  • 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

  • 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 227/237, 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

Prospective BIMS and USVM students must attend one of the following change of major meetings and submit a change of major application (form) available at the meetings.

Date Time Location
Monday, September 19 2:30 – 3:30 pm VIDI Rm 106
Thursday, November 10 2:30 – 3:30 pm VIDI Rm 106
Wednesday, December 13 2:30 – 3:30pm VIDI Rm 106
Tuesday, January 10 2:30 – 3:30pm VIDI Rm 106

*Important Note about VIDI 123:

BIMS and USVM students and families,

Our offices have moved into the beautiful Veterinary Building Education Complex (VBEC).  We are now in VIDI Room 123.  Our phone number has not changed.  Currently the area is still under construction and therefore, for your safety, we are asking that students follow the below in order to reach our offices.  It is imperative that you read and follow the instructions below. If you get lost, call 979-845-4941 and someone will meet you in LOT 24 to direct you. Maps will be posted on the windows of our old offices.

Prospective families - we encourage you to park at the MSC University Center Garage and use ROUTE 9, which stops at VIDI.

Please see transport.tamu.edu for the active bus map and use ROUTE 9, which stops at VIDI. This is the ONLY way to come. Currently there is no student or visitor parking.

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).