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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
" 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.
Angela G. Clendenin
Director, Communications & Public Relations
Ofc - (979) 862-2675
Cell - (979) 739-5718
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843
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