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 Art & 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@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 the department for available times. See: https://bims.tamu.edu/future/change-of-major/
  • Email: bims@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 an 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.
  • 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 Advising

 

Date Time Location
November 18, 2022 2:00 – 3:00 pm https://tamu.zoom.us/j/91256080855
November 29, 2022 2:00 – 3:00 pm https://tamu.zoom.us/j/91256080855
December 19, 2022  2:00 – 3:00 pm https://tamu.zoom.us/j/91256080855
January TBD  
     
     

Change of Major

Point of Contact: Sabrina Niemeyer 

bims@tamu.edu 

MONTHLY ZOOM MEETING INFORMATION:

Please use your NetID and password to log into Zoom.

Topic: BIMS/USVM/NRSC-TPC Change of Major Monthly Meeting

Join Zoom Meeting

https://tamu.zoom.us/j/91256080855