About the College

History 1910s
Completion of one year of high school became required for admittance to pharmacy school, and histology, physiological chemistry, and bacteriology were added to the curriculum.

Dean Cline reported to the University President that work done by the School in "botany, vegetable microscopy, and the microscopic study of powdered drugs and chemicals was abreast with that of the very best schools in America."

The student government executive committee drew up a new constitution giving female students the right to vote in campus elections.

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From 1910 photo of Professor T.U. Taylor with patron saint of UT engineering students.
 period photo of Bevo
Longhorn mascot (1916), branded by Aggies
with the score from a football game in which
Texas A & M defeated UT. Longhorn fans
later changed the brand to read "BEVO".
The American Pharmaceutical Association recommended extending the required number of coursework hours to 1,200 for the undergraduate Pharmacy Graduate (PhG) degree.

Classes were held six days a week, and long hours in the classroom and laboratories left little time for socializing.

A hurricane damaged the medical and pharmacy departments, causing postponement of the fall semester for a few weeks.

School of Pharmacy entrance requirements were strengthened to require the completion of two years of high school.

Following the U.S. entrance into World War I, the Pharmacy School saw a doubling of the number of women students applying and being admitted to the School.

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Old Red (in Galveston) viewed from across the street.
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The School continued throughout the war despite shortages of supplies and chemicals and the departure of both students and faculty to serve in the military.

A new course, "Commercial Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence," was instituted.

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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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