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College Highlights

Fall 2013FacultyStudentsStaff
College of Medicine 129 837 475
College of Nursing 35 184 26
Rangel College of Pharmacy 37 347 56
School of Public Health 47 417 155
Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry 245 593 321

Texas A&M Health Science Center is Transforming Health through innovative research and education in dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and medical sciences. Here are some highlights from our colleges, including faculty-student ratio information.

College of Medicine

  • Established in 1977
  • Fall 2013 Enrollment: 837 students
  • Student/ Faculty Ratio: 6.5:1

Established to meet the needs of the medically underserved populations, the College of Medicine was founded in 1977. The college has expanded from a basic science campus in College Station and a clinical campus in Temple to four-year campuses in Bryan-College Station and Temple, a clinical campus in Round Rock, and a clinical program in Dallas. Currently enrolling more than 700 medical students, it is the only Texas medical school with two four- year campuses.

The college pairs medical education and research opportunities through clinical affiliations with private, state and federal health care organizations and community-based hospitals and clinics. The college offers a combined M.D./Ph.D. degree in Clinical Medicine and Medical Science, M.D./M.B.A. degree, M.D./M.P.H. degree, and M.S. in Education for Healthcare Professionals. Throughout the college and its centers, research programs are currently under way in biochemistry, cancer, integrated biology, cell and molecular biology, pathogenesis and neuroscience.

College of Nursing

  • Established in 2008
  • Fall 2013 Enrollment: 184 students
  • Student/ Faculty Ratio: 5.3:1

The College of Nursing is committed to addressing the critical nursing shortage across Texas through exceptional educational programs.

The college offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) through three educational tracks: Traditional, Second Degree and RN-to-B.S.N. The Traditional track accepts the first two years of education requirements from an accredited college or university, then requires

completion of upper-division nursing courses at the College of Nursing. The Second Degree track accepts a completed bachelor’s degree in studies related to nursing then requires the completion of nursing course work. The college also offers the opportunity for those with registered nursing (RN) diploma or associate degree in nursing to complete their nursing course work to obtain a B.S.N. degree with the RN-to-B.S.N. track.

The Traditional and Second Degree programs are offered in Bryan-College Station, and the Second Degree program is offered in Round Rock. The RN-to-B.S.N. program is offered online.

Rangel College of Pharmacy

  • Established in 2006
  • Fall 2013 Enrollment: 347 students
  • Student/ Faculty ratio: 9.4:1

The Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, located on the Texas A&M University-Kingsville campus, was established in August 2006 in response to the shortage of pharmacists in South Texas. As the first health- related professional school in South Texas, the college offers the Doctor of Pharmacy program leading to the Pharm.D. degree. Students in this program are exposed to a core professional curriculum including biomedical sciences; pharmaceutical sciences; social, behavioral,

and administrative pharmacy sciences; and pharmacy practice. The college is the first Texas pharmacy school to implement Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences early in the professional program. These experiences include almost 900 pharmacy preceptors (mentors), who help students apply knowledge learned in the classroom, while evaluating each student’s progress.

The college is dedicated to producing quality graduates, who are highly competent in dealing with the daily demands, challenges and rewards of contemporary pharmacy practice.

School of Public Health

  • Established in 1996
  • Fall 2013 enrollment: 417 students
  • Student/ Faculty ratio: 8.9:1

Founded in 1998 as the first public health school in the nation with a focus on rural and underserved communities, the School of Public Health developed into a nationally ranked, fully accredited public health research, service and training program. After only nine years, U.S. News & World Report ranked the school as a Top 25 Graduate School in Public Health.

Offering classes at two permanent locations in both College Station and McAllen as well as other Texas locations through distance education, the school

provides public health master’s and/or doctoral programs in several public health disciplines. In addition to core public health curriculum, the school is home to several centers of research excellence, with more than 90 percent of faculty engaged in externally funded research.

Providing a forum for future public health leaders, the school builds an array of research strengths and practice skills for rural and urban settings.

Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry

  • Established in 1905
  • Fall 2013 Enrollment: 593 students
  • Student/ Faculty ratio: 2.4:1

The Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry has been distinguished for Texas dental education for more than 100 years and is dedicated to combining higher education and research with community service.

Known internationally for producing excellent clinicians, the college opened in 1905. Since then, it has graduated more than 8,000 dentists and dental hygienists. Nearly one-third of all dentists in Texas are Texas A&M Baylor College of

Dentistry graduates. In addition to a Doctor of Dental Surgery and bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene, postdoctoral certificate and graduate degree programs are offered.

Today, the college works toward innovative treatments, leading-edge technology and better ways to deliver care. It not only ensures that Texas has qualified generations of dentists, dental hygienists and scientists, but also provides care for patients who have no other access to oral health care.

Last edited by: grimm 11/21/2014


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