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RELLIS Health Science Degree
RELLIS Campus

rellis Campus main buildingStudents seeking opportunities to grow intellectually and professionally in the fields of health care and public safety can do so at the RELLIS Campus, a collaboration of Blinn College and Texas A&M University in Bryan, Texas.
 
Through partnership with WT's College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the College of Education and Social Sciences
a bachelor's degree from West Texas A&M University is more accessible than ever before. Read below what the RELLIS Campus has to offer.
 
Health Sciences Program
 
In the health care industry, a significant number of students earn an associate degree from Blinn College in allied health annually. Having a bachelor’s degree can allow these healthcare providers to pursue more opportunities in health careers by increasing their salary and responsibility within the field. In addition, a baccalaureate degree in health sciences from West Texas A&M University will prepare students for graduate level education in most health professions programs as well as graduate study in related areas such as healthcare administration. 
 
Various demographic realities in Texas, such as the doubling of residents 65 years of age and older by the year 2040, clearly indicate that the demand for health sciences services have grown and will continue to expand. Health services as a whole are among the top industries in numbers of persons employed.
  • This degree program is focused upon courses relating to the healthcare field/industry, health sciences, and clinical sciences; as well as elective courses in business, humanities, and social sciences.
  • This degree also offers academic and career development for allied healthcare providers who currently hold an associate’s degree.
  • Students select one of two Health Sciences options from either Pre-Health Care Professional; or Health Care Administration.
  • Face-to-face courses offered at the RELLIS campus will include Public Health, Statistics, and Medical Ethics.
  • There are natural synergies between this degree program and the nursing degree offered by Prairie View A&M and the biology degree offered by A&M-Texarkana.
  • It is priced at an affordable tuition with a top-quality education with friendly and accessible faculty.
Public Safety Management Program

This program is ideal for those interested in a career in public safety or personnel already in the field who want to enhance their education and achieve promotion through advanced learning. As a whole, the public safety sector is expected to grow in order to meet the needs of increasing populations making this a promising profession. There is a wide variety of roles in public safety management and a general knowledge of its many faucets equips students to earn advanced degrees or choose from a variety of jobs.

Data shows a projected growth rate in Texas 17% growth rate of firefighters, 20% growth rate of EMT paramedics, and 17% growth rate of fire inspectors and investigators through 2026. In comparison, the growth rates in the U.S. are 7%, 15%, and 10% respectively.

  • This degree program is designed to meet the needs of the public safety professional, the BAAS in Public Safety Management.
  • It provides both practical knowledge and training in supervisory and managerial techniques to students with career interests in fire service and emergency medical services fields.
  • This career-oriented degree program provides students with the skill and foundations to meet the increased demand for highly educated professionals in these fields.
 
For more information about this program contact:
Amy Andersen Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs - RELLIS@wtamu.edu
 
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