Biomedical Sciences - Minor

The Biomedical Sciences minor consists of 15 hrs of selected coursework related to and directed toward understanding health and disease. Students are encouraged to select courses in consultation with a BIMS Academic Advisor.

Students applying for a BIMS minor must have a 2.0 or better overall GPA and meet with a BIMS advisor to declare the minor. Students are required to meet a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in their minor coursework. Proper classification is required for the course level taken and any minor course prerequisites must be met.

The Biomedical Sciences program cannot guarantee the availability of courses required to meet the minor requirements. Successful completion of the minor will be certified by a degree audit in Howdy during the semester of the student’s graduation. The minor will be recognized after graduation on the student’s transcript, but not on the student’s diploma.

Requirements to declare BIMS minor:

  • Must have a 2.0 TAMU GPA
  • Must be declared before 75 hours are completed

A selection from among the following courses will constitute a minor field of study.  The following 15 hours of course work are required.  Proper classification must be met for the course level being taken.

VTPB 221Great Diseases of the World3
BIMS 320/GENE 320Biomedical Genetics3
VTPP 323Physiology of Domestic Animals3
VIBS 404Food Toxicology and Safety3
BIMS Directed Elective 13
General Animal Science
and General Animal Science Laboratory
Principles of Animal Nutrition
Animal Feeds and Feeding
Animal Nutrition and Feeding
Biochemistry Laboratory I
and Biochemical Techniques I
Cooperative Education in Biomedical Science
Mammalian Genetics
Seminar in Biomedical Science
Biomedical Science Field Experience
Directed Studies
Special Topics in...
Veterinary Entomology
Medical Entomology
The Science of Forensic Entomology
Applied Forensic Entomology
Molecular Genetics
and Laboratory in Molecular Genetics
Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology
Food Toxicology and Safety
Computer Applications in Public Health Research
Biology of Mammalian Cells and Tissues
Mammalian Functional Neuroanatomy
Directed Studies
Special Topics in...
Wildlife Diseases
Medical Communication in the International Community
Poultry Diseases
Clinical Microbiology
Introduction to Immunology
Cell Mechanisms of Disease
Infectious Diseases of Humans and Animals
Biomedical Virology
Directed Studies
Biomedical Parasitology
Special Topics in...
Biomedical Neuroendocrinology and Endocrine Disorders
Biomedical Physiology II
Introduction to Toxicology
Directed Studies
Special Topics in...
Total Semester Credit Hours15

Must have a 2.0 TAMU GPA