University Studies - BS, Biomedical Sciences Concentration
The University Studies major allows students to choose an area of concentration and two minors to constitute the 120 hours of the degree. The University Studies is a BS degree with an area of concentration in biomedical sciences. The area of concentration emphasizes applied biology in the context of the veterinary and human medical field, highlighting one health concepts and the interrelatedness of human, animal and environmental health and the factors affecting each. Students considering USVM as a major should note that all students are required to complete prerequisite coursework including biology, fundamentals of chemistry (2 semesters) and organic chemistry with lab (1 semester), prior to completing the area of concentration coursework. Minors must be chosen from an approved list (Biology or Biomedical Sciences cannot be chosen as minors to couple with this concentration). This major does not admit first time college students. Students can apply to change their curriculum according to approved university steps and in consultation with an academic advisor from the school. Students must maintain a minimum overall Texas A&M GPA of 2.0 and meet all requirements and prerequisite coursework for the declared area of concentration and two minors. The minors will be recognized after graduation on the student’s transcript, but not on the student’s diploma.