1910s


College of Pharmacy History, The University of Texas at Austin1910

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


1911

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.”


1912

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


College of Pharmacy History, The University of Texas at Austin

Old Red (in Galveston) shown from across the street.

1913

The American Pharmaceutical Association recommended extending the required number of coursework hours to 1,200 for the undergraduate Pharmacy Graduate (PhG) degree.


1914

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


1915

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


College of Pharmacy History, The University of Texas at Austin

Longhorn mascot (1916), branded by Aggies with the score from a football game in which Texas A & M defeated UT. Longhorn Legend tells that fans later changed the brand to read “BEVO”.

1916

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


1917

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


1918

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.


College of Pharmacy History, The University of Texas at Austin

Palma Christi

1919

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


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