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History of the College

Oregon State University College of Pharmacy History

Developing a Curriculum

The College of Pharmacy at Oregon State University can trace its beginnings back to 1898 at what was then the Oregon Agricultural College. Chemistry and pharmacy were in a single department and students could graduate with a Bachelors of Science (B.S.) degree in Pharmacy upon completion of a four-year program. This was one of the earliest four-year programs in the country.

EAP Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to attend OSU if I am admitted to the EAP?

While we prefer that all EAP students attend OSU for all of their undergraduate work, we do allow select students to attend one of OSU's Degree Partner Program institutions for up to 2 years.  If you are interested in this option, please contact our EAP Advisor, Lauren Corwin ( for more information and to see if you are eligible.

EAP Requirements

To be eligible for fall 2017 admission to the College of Pharmacy’s Early Assurance Program, high school seniors must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Be a high school senior during 2016-2017
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.5 (weighted or unweighted)
  • Minimum standardized test score
    • ACT - 24 or SAT - 1650 on 2400 scale or SAT - 1200 on 1600 scale


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Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

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History of the College

The Beginnings... 

1930s labA department of chemistry and pharmacy was established in 1898 at Oregon Agricultural College with a four-year program leading to a B.S. degree in pharmacy. This four-year curriculum was an exception in pharmaceutical education of that era. Most pharmaceutical curriculums were two-year programs through the first quarter of the twentieth century.

Welcome from Pharmacy Practice

David T. BeardenThe Department of Pharmacy Practice is comprised of drug and disease experts invested in the clinical, economic, and policy related applications of pharmaceutical care.  Our faculty use these skills to train professional students in the rational delivery and evaluation of medication and disease state management.