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. 

Mission and Vision


Our mission is to advance societal health through leadership in pharmacy education, research, community engagement, and improved patient care.


The faculty and students of the College of Pharmacy will be innovators and leaders in transforming health care to create positive patient outcomes through the discovery and translation of research and scholarship.

Value Statements

The quality and completeness of our students’ education is our top priority.

Message from the Dean

Dean Zabriskie

Thank you for visiting the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy Web site. Whether you are considering applying to our Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program, our graduate studies program, or are simply seeking more information about the profession, we strive to make our Web site a resource for our community.


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College Town/Big City

Our Pharm. D. program melds a classic college experience with one of the nation's most vibrant cities.


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The College of Pharmacy has been an integral part of Oregon State University for more than 100 years, and continues 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. World-renowed faculty promote full and healthy lives for all Oregonians.