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05.13.03

Biomedical Science and McLennan Community College Partnership

Biomedical Science and McLennan Community College Partnership

College Station, Texas - The Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and McLennan Community College (MCC) of Waco, Texas have signed an agreement to facilitate the admission and academic transfer of students from McLennan Community College into the undergraduate Biomedical Science Program at Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

As MCC students progress successfully toward the completion of the Associate of Arts degree, this agreement will ensure the seamless transition of students into the Biomedical Science program according to the following academic provisions and conditions. Students must meet all the standard admissions requirements and maintain a 3.60 grade point average in courses taken at MCC, have completed 66 hours in a designated degree plan, and not earned below a "B" in their math and science courses.

" Partnerships in education are one key to providing opportunities for our high achieving students," said Dr. H. Richard Adams, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University. "The College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to join McLennan Community College in offering this opportunity to students in the Waco area."

The bachelor of science degree in Biomedical Science is the largest major on the Texas A&M University campus, with approximately two thousand students enrolled in the program. Most students pursuing this degree are preparing for a career in the allied health field, which includes such professions as medicine, optometry, veterinary medicine, nursing, ophthalmology, and dentistry.

" It is a privilege for us to partner with Texas A&M University and we are pleased to provide this opportunity for our students who want to transfer into the Biomedical Science Program," Jack Schneider, vice president for instruction at MCC, said. "MCC is widely recognized for quality academic programs and this agreement speaks very highly of our science departments."

MCC is one of ten community colleges in Texas to be selected to participate in this opportunity. The agreement will take effect Fall 2003, and any student meeting the requirements will be guaranteed admission to the BIMS program as a junior.

Contact Information:
Angela G. Clendenin
Director, Communications & Public Relations
Ofc - (979) 862-2675
Cell - (979) 739-5718



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