Texas A&M to Expand Biomedical Sciences Program to McAllen in Fall

Students in South Texas who want to take classes in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) undergraduate biomedical sciences program will have to travel no further than McAllen to earn their degrees beginning in the fall.

The CVM’s Bachelor of Science Biomedical Sciences degree is one of the distinct degree programs formally approved to be offered at the soon-to-be-completed Higher Education Center in the Tres Lagos master-planned community in Northwest McAllen, built in partnership with the City of McAllen and Hidalgo County.

“I am truly excited to be able to offer biomedical sciences as a degree option for students at the Texas A&M McAllen Higher Education Center,” said Elizabeth Crouch, CVM associate dean for undergraduate education. “Our office looks forward to welcoming these new BIMS students with our next class of Aggies.”

Texas A&M worked with the region’s industry leaders, kindergarten through 12th-grade education officials, workforce service providers and the institution’s own legacy of academic strengths to offer fully accredited degree programs approved for the Bachelor of Science Biomedical Sciences, Bachelor of Science Food System Industry Management, Bachelor of Science Interdisciplinary Engineering (which began fall 2017), and Bachelor of Science Multidisciplinary Engineering Technology.

These complement three existing degree offerings: the Bachelor of Science Public Health and Master of Public Health, currently offered at a Texas A&M educational site on South McColl Road in McAllen. Texas A&M currently intends to continue its Bachelor of Science Nursing degree program offerings at the South McColl Road site.

The formal announcement follows the completion of two years of the rigorous Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approval processes required for the formation of a Higher Education Center, extension of existing degree offerings, and negotiations with other regional higher education institutions.

Applications for admission are now being accepted for freshman entering in fall 2018.  Students interested in these programs and courses of study at the Texas A&M University Higher Education Center at McAllen should review criteria and deadlines athttp://admissions.tamu.edu/HECM.

Promotional materials have been sent to all school districts in the Rio Grande Valley, and individual student consultation is available at the Texas A&M University Prospective Student Center at 5277 North 23rd St., McAllen, Texas, 78504.