Starting in the fall semester, the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will add a new certificate in complaining about the rigors of being a pre-medical student. In addition to the 120 hours required to earn the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences (BIMS), an additional 16 hours of coursework is required to earn the new certificate. The courses that will be initially offered in the fall semester are shown below.
|COMM 108||Intro to Bragging About How Many Volunteer Hours You Have||3|
|COMM 316||Begging A Professor You Talked to Once or Twice for a Letter of Recommendation||2|
|BIMS 210||Complaining About Organic Chemistry I||2|
|BIMS 211||Complaining About Organic Chemistry II||2|
|MATH 149||Going to Outside Tutoring Services to Learn Statistics||3|
|PHIL 481||Accepting the Fact You May Not Get Into Medical School||3|
|PHYS 203||Taking College Physics Over the Summer to Avoid A Drop in Your GPA||1|
Savannah Lyons, a sophomore BIMS major, lauded the addition of the certificate. “I’m really excited to be able to add another line onto my resume,” Lyons said. I think that this certificate will really set me apart from the hundreds of thousands of extremely qualified candidates across the nation.”
Lyons seemed confident that the certificate was a unique opportunity to distinguish herself amongst students and supplement her existing coursework. “Sure, it’s another thing to add to a resume,” Lyons said, “but I feel like the courses will really help me pursue my career goals. I mean, I need to get ahead on the fine art of letting other students know that my course load is more difficult than theirs without being too arrogant.”
A representative from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences stated that if the certificate was sustainable, the program would add more courses to accommodate pre-dentistry, pre-veterinary, and pre-optometry students.
—Panic! At the Flagroom
On an afternoon like any other in the Memorial Student Center, Panic! At the Flag Room emerges from her practice room underground. She taps out silent melodies on her leg as she ascends the stairs and heads toward Texas A&M’s living room and its iconic ebony grand piano. The seat is empty. Today is the day. After a few cautious notes, she launches into her ambitious rendition of “This is Gospel” with perfect flourish and aplomb. It’s elegant, it’s inspiring, it’s loud. It ruins everybody’s study session.