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Galveston College Receives Go-Ahead to Offer Bachelor Degrees

Jan 04, 2019 03:08PM
Galveston College announced that it has received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to expand its traditional community-college mission to include the awarding of bachelor’s degrees.

Approval to advance from a Level I associate degree-granting college to a Level II bachelor’s degree-granting institution was the final step in Galveston College’s yearlong journey to offer its first bachelor’s degree in 51 years – a Bachelor of Applied Science in Healthcare Management.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 2118 on June 12, 2017, which allowed the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to authorize certain public two-year colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs in the fields of applied science, applied technology and nursing. In November 2017, the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents took a historic vote to create the opportunity for Galveston College to pursue offering the bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

The college will launch the Bachelor of Applied Science in Healthcare Management in fall 2019. The nursing degree is still in the planning stages. Galveston College will continue to add baccalaureate programs, while retaining the technical mission of training workers for local industries.

For more information on the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management at
Galveston College, visit or call 409.944.4242.