Administrators from Blinn College entered into a “2 + 2” articulation agreement with Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, providing another way that Blinn students can be incorporated into Texas A&M University to earn their four-year degree.
“We are proud to partner with other educational institutions in our state in an effort to increase educational opportunities for students,” said Dr. Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni, associate dean for undergraduate education and department head of veterinary integrative biosciences at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.
Under the terms of the agreement, after two years at Blinn, those students satisfactorily completing the prerequisite courses would be admitted into the biomedical sciences undergraduate program at Texas A&M University to complete their degree.
“This agreement further expands and strengthens our partnership with Texas A&M University to create a seamless college experience for our students,” stated Dr. Barbara Pearson, vice president of Brazos County campuses for Blinn College.
Blinn is the thirteenth college in the State of Texas to sign an articulation agreement with the Texas A&M Biomedical Sciences program.
According to Dr. F. H. “Skip” Landis, assistant dean for biomedical sciences, 2 + 2 agreements benefit students in a number of ways.
“Students who attend one of the colleges that have a 2 + 2 agreement are able to start off their education closer to home,” said Landis. “This can save money for them by often reducing their living expenses. For those students who are the first in their families to go to college, this can mean the difference between not going to college and earning a degree. After they successfully complete the prerequisites, they are then automatically admitted into the biomedical sciences program here at Texas A&M. Our program has established a legacy of successfully preparing graduates for and placing them in professional schools (veterinary medicine, medical, dental, etc.). ”
For more information on the Biomedical Sciences program in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences: http://www.cvm.tamu.edu/bims/.