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06.03.04

Dallas County Community College District

College Station, Texas - The Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) have signed an agreement to facilitate the admission and academic transfer of students from the DCCCD campuses at Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Mountain View and North Lake into the undergraduate Biomedical Science Program at Texas A&M.

As DCCCD 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 DCCCD, have completed 67 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 the Dallas County Community College District in offering this opportunity to students in the Dallas 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.

"DCCCD continuously seeks to form partnerships with senior institutions to provide greater educational and transfer opportunities to our students," said Dr. Jesus "Jess" Carreon, Chancellor for the Dallas County Community College District. "We are really excited by our continued relationship with this outstanding university and our vision of supporting our student's educational goals and dreams."

DCCCD is one of ten community colleges in Texas to be selected to participate in this opportunity. The agreement will take effect Fall 2004, and any student meeting the requirements will be guaranteed admission to the Biomedical Science 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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