About the College

History 1960s
The Texas Journal of Pharmacy published its first issue in Winter 1960 as a combined voice of the student body, faculty, and alumni of the College. In part due to the considerable cost of production, it was discontinued in 1964.

Under the direction of its chairman, C.R. Sublett, the Pharmaceutical Foundation enjoyed its most successful year since its inception, raising more than $18,000 from various sources.

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Dean Lee Frank Worrell
The first Industrial Pharmacy Conference, later renamed the International Industrial Pharmacy Conference, was held. Lee Frank Worrell was named dean of the College of Pharmacy.

The Pharmacy Student Council was created to give pharmacy students an official voice in affairs pertaining to the College.

Pharmacy faculty members completed an extensive review process which brought about revision of nearly every course in the curriculum.

The first students from the five-year program graduated and the University then maintained the five-year Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy as the single undergraduate pharmacy degree.

The Texas regional seminar series in pharmacy was established to bring postgraduate educational seminars to pharmacists in their own localities. C.C. Albers was named interim dean upon the retirement of Dean Worrell.

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Increased focus on the research aspect of the College resulted in establishment of the Drug-Plastic Research Laboratory. Joseph Sprowls became dean of the College.

Student representatives were added to serve on the Committee on Curriculum and the Committee on Student Activities.

Drastic revisions in the pharmacy curriculum occurred, including a new focus on the pharmacist as a provider of information rather than solely as a dispenser of drugs.

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Ladies of Kappa Epsilon, a national honorary fraternity for women in pharmacy.

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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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