About the College
- Message from the Dean
- Mission & Vision Statement
- Welcome from Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Welcome from Pharmacy Practice
- History of the College of Pharmacy
The College of Pharmacy has been an integral part of Oregon State University for more than 100 years, and we continue to play an important role in helping the university achieve its strategic goals and vision. The college is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Through the research and teaching of our world-renowned faculty, we seek to promote healthier, better lives for the people of Oregon. We recognize that the field of pharmacy is expanding and evolving, and we strive to offer the tools and knowledge that our students will need to adapt and thrive in tomorrow’s pharmacy profession.
The three foundational goals of the College of Pharmacy are to provide excellent professional education for our students and continuing education for practicing pharmacists; to foster outstanding and innovative research; and to contribute to public health by developing and promoting ways to provide medications safely and affordably.
At the core of all this is our student body. Our Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) students study two years at OSU and then spend their third year at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, helping foster collaboration among the health sciences and a multidisciplinary approach to studying pharmacy theory and practice. The students in our graduate studies program are involved in innovative biomedical research and other areas of inquiry that could have broad impacts on the health care and well-being of Oregonians and others around the world. Our goal is to produce pharmacists who are independent scientists dedicated to providing a better quality of life.
The College of Pharmacy is dedicated to fostering graduates and professionals who will maximize the health of the public by advancing patient care and facilitating the discovery, understanding, and cost effective use of medicines.