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This agreement serves to facilitate the admission and academic transfer of students from Odessa College to the Biomedical Science program (BIMS) in the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. As students progress successfully toward the completion of the Associate of Science degree, this agreement will ensure the seamless transition of students into the BIMS program according to the provisions and conditions below.

  1. Odessa College students who complete the attached degree plan, as full time students will be admitted to the BIMS program automatically provided they meet all other general admission requirements (i.e., transcripts, applications, timelines, etc.) to Texas A&M University.
  2. Students must have maintained no less than a 3.60 GPA in the courses taken at Odessa College and be eligible for graduation from Odessa College.
  3. Students must not have made any grade below a “B” in all of their Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) science and math coursework.
  4. This agreement will be reviewed on an annual basis and may be amended by mutual written consent of both parties by issuing an addendum to this agreement.
  5. This agreement will commence effective the Spring 2004 semester with commitment of a five (5) year period.

Clayton Alred
Vice President for Instruction
Odessa College

H. Richard Adams
Dean College of Veterinary Medicine
Texas A&M University


1st Semester

Course Title SCH
ENGL 1301 Freshman Composition I 3
BIOL 1406 General Biology I 4
HIST 1301 U.S. History to 1877 3
MATH 2413 Calculus I 4
CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I Lab 1
Total Semester Credit Hours 18


2nd Semester

Course Title SCH
ENGL 2311* Technical Writing 3
BIOL 1407 General Biology II 4
HIST 1302 U.S. History Since 1877 3
CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II Lab 1
MATH 2414 Calculus II 4
Total Semester Credit Hours 18


3rd Semester

Course Title SCH
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
CHEM 2323 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 2123 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
CHEM 2271 Organic Nomenclature 2
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
PHYS 1401 General Physics I 4
Total Semester Credit Hours 16


4th Semester

Course Title SCH
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
CHEM 2325 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 2125 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
Visual & Performing Arts From OC Core Curriculum 3
Social & Behavioral Science From OC Core Curriculum 3
PHYS 1402 General Physics II 4
Total Semester Credit Hours 17


*substitute for ENGL 1302 for the A.S. degree; required for TAMU BIMS degree

Total Credit Hours: 69


Visual and Performing Arts, OC Core Curriculum:
ARTS 1301, MUSI 1306, COMM 1308

Social & Behavioral Science, OC Core Curriculum:
PSYC 2301, 2302, SOCI 1302, 2301, ECON 2301,2302