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) are encouraged to attend a change of major meeting during the semester in which they wish to change.

If you are wishing to add one of the majors in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences as a double major or double degree, please continue to use the paper ‘change of major’ forms.  To receive these by email, please contact us at bims@cvm.tamu.edu OR by calling 979-845-4941.  Thank you!

VETERINARY MEDICINE & BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES Change of Major Requirements 

2.50 Biomedical Sciences (BIMS)

  • Must have 12 or more graded hours completed at TAMU
  • Must have no more than 75 total hours completed (including transfer, dual and AP credit)
  • Must have completed the following four (4) required CBK courses:
    • BIOL 111, CHEM 119 (CHEM 101/111), CHEM 120 (CHEM 102/112), and CHEM 227/237
    • These courses must have a grade of “C” or better from TAMU or a grade of “B” or better if completed at a 2-year college; AP/IB credits are also acceptable
  • Prospective students are encouraged to attend a change of major meeting. Contact department for available times. See: https://bims.tamu.edu/future/change-of-major/
  • Advising Office is located in VIDI 123; Email: bims@cvm.tamu.edu
  • Note: BIMS majors must complete all CBK courses (with a grade of “C” or better from TAMU or a grade of “B” or better if completed at a 2-year college) before advancing into upper level major field of study coursework.  CBK courses: MATH 131/142 or equivalent; BIOL 111 & 112; CHEM 119, 120, 227/237, & 228/238; PHYS 201 & 202 or equivalents.

See: https://bims.tamu.edu/future/change-of-major/

  • Note: Students who have three (3) or more semesters of not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) will not be considered.

2.00 University Studies (USVM)

  • Must have 12 or more graded hours completed at TAMU
  • Must have no more than 90 total hours completed (including transfer, dual and AP credit)
  • Must have completed the following four (4) required courses:
    • BIOL 111, CHEM 119 (CHEM 101/111), CHEM 120 (CHEM 102/112), and CHEM 227/237
    • A passing grade is acceptable; however, a grade of “C” or better is strongly recommended; AP/IB credits are also acceptable
  • Prospective students are encouraged to attend a change of major meeting. Contact department for available times. See: https://bims.tamu.edu/future/change-of-major/
  • Advising Office is located in VIDI 123; Email: bims@cvm.tamu.edu
  • Note: USVM is not a gateway to the BIMS degree program. Students pursuing a USVM degree are not be eligible to change majors to BIMS
  • Note: Students who have three (3) or more semesters of not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) will not be considered.

2.50 NRSC-TPC

  • Must have 12 or more graded hours completed at TAMU
  • Must have no more than 75 total hours completed (including transfer, dual and AP credit)
  • Must have completed the following five (5) required CBK courses with a grade of “B” or better:
  • MATH 147 or MATH 151 (Math 2413) or MATH 171
  • BIOL 111, CHEM 119 (CHEM 101/111), CHEM 120 (CHEM 102/112), and CHEM 227/237
    • AP/IB credits are acceptable
  • Prospective students are encouraged to attend a change of major meeting. Contact department for available times. See: https://bims.tamu.edu/future/change-of-major/
  • Advising Office is located in VIDI 123; Email: bims@cvm.tamu.edu
  • Note: NRSC-TPC majors must complete all remaining CBK courses with a grade of “C” or better before advancing into upper level major field of study coursework.  (CBK courses: MATH 147, 151, 171 or equivalent; BIOL 111 & 112; CHEM 119, 120, 227/237, & 228/238; PHYS 201 & 202 or equivalents.) Additionally, NRSC-TPC majors are expected to complete: VIBS/NRSC 101 and BIOL 213 prior to the end of the second semester after changing majors. 
  • Note: Students who have three (3) or more semesters of not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) will not be considered.
  • Note: PSYC DOUBLE MAJORS/DOUBLE DEGREES/NRSC and PSYC MINORS are NOT accepted with BS-NRSC-TPS

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.

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 119 (CHEM 1411) Fundamentals of Chemistry I & Lab 4
CHEM 120 (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 142 Business Calculus 3

*Acceptable course substitutions include MATH 151 (MATH 2413).

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.

Our advising platform has changed for the remainder of the semester. We are no longer conducting face-to-face advising appointments or individual change of major walk-ins. If you have specific questions regarding changing your major, please send your questions to bims@cvm.tamu.edu. Otherwise, please feel free to join us as we will hold the 1 hour change of major meeting online via ZOOM. The website will be updated periodically with new information regarding new ZOOM links and procedures as we adjust to mandates from our provost. Please be patient with us, our goal is still to provide quality service to our students.

Date Time Location
January 7, 2021 2:00 – 3:00 pm  
February  10, 2021  2:00 – 3:00 pm  
March  9, 2021  2:00 – 3:00 pm  
April  14, 2021  2:00 – 3:00 pm   
May  4, 2021  2:00 – 3:00 pm https://tamu.zoom.us/j/95871939963
June  9, 2021  2:00 – 3:00 pm Zoom Link To Be Announced Soon

Change of Major

Point of Contact: 

Ebony Carlisle, bims@cvm.tamu.edu

MAY ZOOM MEETING INFORMATION:

Carlisle, Ebony A is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

https://tamu.zoom.us/j/95871939963