About the College

History 1920s
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Texas State Pharmaceutical Association awarded its first scholarship to a promising female student. The School was elevated to the status of College of Pharmacy.

A shack was erected near Galveston's main building to accommodate a chemistry laboratory to ease overcrowding in pharmacy's basement facilities.

The Board of Regents adopted a recommendation to restrict enrollment to the College to ease severe overcrowding. Pharmacology/Toxicology became a department of the College.

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UT Women Athletes of the 1920's.
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UT Austin campus scene.
Entrance requirements for the College of Pharmacy were changed to require a high school diploma.

Courses in hospital pharmacy were added to the curricula, and William F. Gidley was appointed Dean of the College.

The Board of Regents approved a new Ph.G. curriculum in pharmacy, increasing the degree from a two-year to a three-year program.

The College of Pharmacy became a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Irma Smith became the first woman to be named to a professorial position in the College.

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Faculty of the College of Pharmacy in 1927.
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Pharmacy quarters on the Austin campus with the new Chemistry Building in the background.
The Board of Regents moved the College of Pharmacy to the UT Austin campus. There it was housed in temporary makeshift quarters including army barracks and in the Biology and Chemistry Buildings.

The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry of the College of Pharmacy became a subdivision of the University's Department of Chemistry.

Graduation from a school of pharmacy became required by state law for licensure, and the first Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy four-year degree was awarded.

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Last Reviewed:June 9, 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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