|College of Medicine||134||706||475|
|College of Nursing||29||145||26|
|Rangel College of Pharmacy||42||343||56|
|School of Graduate Studies||15*||131||82|
|School of Rural Public Health||44||381||155|
|Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry||254||580||321|
Total*Only faculty at the Institute of Biosciences and Technology
Texas A&M Health Science Center is transforming health through innovative teaching and research in dentistry, medicine, nursing, biomedical sciences, pharmacy and public health. Here are some highlights from our colleges, including faculty-student ratio information.
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.
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.
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.
Since its inception in 1999, the School of Graduate Studies has prepared future faculty and researchers to improve the health of Texans through scientific discovery and education.
Graduate education within the School of Graduate Studies includes programs in biomedical science, education for health care professionals, neuroscience and health services research. These programs support the school’s
primary goal to educate the next generation of biomedical, public health and clinical education researchers while promoting innovative research in biomedical, translational and clinical sciences. The school administers the programs in cooperation with each of the Texas A&M Health Science Center academic units, as well as other clinical, private and community-based health and research institutions.
Founded in 1998 as the first public health school in the nation with a focus on rural and underserved communities, the School of Rural 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.
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.