About the College

History 1900s
The Pharmacy Association of The University of Texas initiated a project to have each class adopt colors and hats to improve class spirit.

Reconstruction of campus buildings following the devastating 1900 hurricane in Galveston resulted in the first expansions and improvements to the School.

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Hurricane winds devastated campus buildings.
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Students in a pharmacy lab in Old Red.
By Fall 1902, reconstruction efforts following the hurricane were nearly complete, and pharmacy and chemistry laboratories were returned to operating condition.

Completion of the Galveston seawall provided invaluable protection for the School of Pharmacy against future hurricanes.

Course work in the areas of pharmaceutical, medicinal, and analytical chemistry was added to the curriculum.

The Lambda chapter of Phi Delta Chi was founded, representing the School's first student pharmacy fraternity.

A National Syllabus Committee was organized to develop guidelines for pharmacy education throughout the United States.

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Students in lecture hall in Galveston.
1910 handbill makes light of rain-out "hoodoo"
during track and field event against Baylor.
The Texas legislature passed a bill establishing the State Board of Pharmacy to have jurisdiction over the entire state.

A Board of Regents' appropriation to establish a botanical garden distinguished the school as one of the few to offer botanical instruction in this manner.

The demand for pharmacy graduates from the School was growing so rapidly that the School was unable to satisfy it.

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Last Reviewed:June 5, 2008

College Information

Mailing Address:
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
at Austin
2409 University Ave.
Stop A1900
Austin, TX, USA

Email Address: pharmacy


National Ranking

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is recognized nationally as one of the elite pharmacy programs for education and research.  The most recent ranking by U.S. News and World Report places the UT College of Pharmacy program among the top four of the more than 100 pharmacy programs in the country.

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