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A number of special courses have also been established, partly for the benefit
of those regular students who desire, for any reason, to specialize in certain lines
of work, and partly to provide instruction in individual departments for those
who do not desire to take the full course. Certifixates, but not diplomas, are
awarded to the last-mentioned special students.


In response to inquiries frequently received as to the advantages of the Uni-
versity Course over the College Course, the following synopsis has been pre-
pared :

Members of the University class only are recognized as students of the Uni-
versity, and ceftain of the University privileges are open only to them.

1. The University Class receives instruction during three, instead of two,

2. For the University Class, the College provides a thorough course of labora-
tory instruction in advanced Chemistry, Pharmacy and Physics and courses
in Microscopy and Bacteriology, consisting of both theoretical and laboratory

3. The University course extends throughout the academic year, with special
instruction after the close of the College Course.

4. Not only is the degree of Pharmaceutical Chemist recognized as of higher
rank than that of Graduate in Pharmacy, but the three-year course for which
it is awarded qualifies its recipients for many lines of pharmaceutical work that
are not open to graduates from the two-year College Course.

5. The degrees of Pharmaceutical Chemist and Bachelor of Science in Phar-
macy are conferred by the University, that of Graduate in Pharmacy by the

Admission to the Graduate Course, leading to the degree of Doctor of Phar-
macy, is permitted only to those holding the degree of B.S. in Phar, of Columbia
University, or a degree of equal value, and who have credit for one year's work
in a foreign language equivalent to that of the first year at Columbia College.

It may be said in conclusion that the present tendency is strongly toward a
higher educational grade than that represented by the Graduate degree, and the
degree of Graduate in Pharmacy is ceasing to represent a satisfactory professional

Through a faculty consisting of twenty-eight active professors and instructors,
students in all classes derive the benefit not only of the most advanced methods,
but of instruction in small groups or class sections, thus allowing the largest
amount of individual attention.


Notice is hereby given:

I . That a regulation recently established by the Regents of the State of New
York, provides that after January i, 1928, no student will be allowed to matricu-
late in a school of Pharmacy of this State who has not completed two years of prac-
tical experience in a pharmacy or drug store. It is understood that graduates
from other states who have not complied with this requirement will not be
recognized by the New York State Board of Pharmacy. This experience calls
for fifty hours of drug store experience weekly. Students intending to matricu-
late in a pharmacy school in the fall of 1928 or thereafter must therefore make
immediate arrangements for the required drug store experience. It is quite
practicable to arrange for part of it during the period of high school attendance,
although full service at such a time would be impracticable.


2. That when only 50 vacancies remain for the first-year class, these vacan-
cies will be filled under the special conditions stated on page 17.

3. No student will be admitted more than two weeks after the date of opening
of the session.

4. During the session of 1924-1925, both the first and second classes will be
separated into two divisions, known respectively as "Group A" and "Group B,"
the two divisions taking their lecture courses separately. This arrangement
has been made for the purpose of enabling students to secure better results from
the lectures than is possible when meeting in a single body.

5. Attention is called to the combination course given by this vschool and the
Department of Business of the University, designed especially to fit the graduates
for positions as managers of drug stores and other pharmaceutical establish-
ments. (See page 53.)

6. All matriculants for this session must pay at least one-third of the tuition
fee for the year, on or before the ist day of September, 1924, failing which their
places will be filled by others, and no part of this sum will be refunded subse-
quently in case of the discontinuance of their course.

7. Any student who has failed in a laboratory course must make up this de-
ficiency during the summer session, and cannot be allowed laboratory space
during the regular session of 1924-1925, except on payment of the full tuition
fee for the year.

8. Students intending to compete for the Plant Fellowship should carefully
read the conditions stated on page 26 of this Announcement, and take early steps
to qualify for such competition.

9. We are happy to announce the completion and occupancy of the new build-
ing under construction at the time of the publication of our last Announcement.
This addition is found to fully meet all expectations and it has contributed greatly
to the comfort and success of both students and instructors. Special reference
will be found on another page. We take the liberty of directing the attention
of all friends of the College to the fact that up to the present time we have suc-
ceeded in raising only one third of the sum necessary for the payment for this
valuable addition.

10. According to the present valuation of high school work by the New York
State Education Department, that of each year is rated as 18 counts, instead
of 15 as formerly. The equivalent of high school graduation, when secured other-
wise than by such graduation, is therefore understood as being 72 Regents counts.

11. A new college journal, "The Messenger^' has been established, and will
appear hereafter as a monthly publication.

12. Beginning with the session of 1925-26, this College may join the other
pharmacy schools of the United States in requiring a three-year course for the
degree of Ph.G.

College Course
This IS a course of two years, each of thirty-two weeks, leading to the degree
of Graduate in Pharmacy, conferred by the College, and qualifying the graduate
to meet any examination for the position of Licensed Pharmacist.

The admission of students to this course is conditional upon the limitations


of available space. For several years past, the College has not been able to
accommodate nearly all who have applied for admission. Although an increase
of fifty per cent in our accommodations has been made, we still find ourselves
compelled to turn away applicants. The regular requirements for admission,
stated below, are therefore subject to certain conditions which must prevail so
long as this excessive demand continues, and which must be carefully read by
all prospective matriculants. All properly qualified applicants will be admitted
in the order of their application, until only fifty vacancies for the first-year
class remain. Thereafter, we shall select only the best qualified of those apply-
ing, to fill such vacancies, under the provisions stated below.

For admission to this course, the student must be at least seventeen years of
age, and must present a Qualifying Certificate for a Pharmacy Student, issued
to him by the N. Y. State Education Department. This certificate, or the
statement of the State Education Department that the student is entitled to
it, must be filed on or before November 15. Those who have successfully pur-
sued four years' study at a high school or other school of corresponding grade,
recognized by the State Education Department, can secure the certificate by
sending their credentials to the Examination Division, Education Department,
Albany, N. Y., on a form provided for that purpose, together with a fee of one
dollar. Those unable to present such credentials are required to pass examina-
tions held by the Department ("Regents' Examinations") in any of the subjects
named in the following table which may be selected by the candidate, or in any
other subjects in which examinations are given, the subjects so selected to give
a total credit of at least seventy-two counts, as there indicated. These examina-
tions are held in January, June and September, in Albany, New York, Buffalo,
and Syracuse. All subjects taken in Regents' examinations to count toward the
certificate must be passed at not less than 75 per cent.

Students entering on credentials from foreign countries where the language
is other than English must pass a special examination in second-year English,
before being matriculated.

Students who have attended private institutions should not fail to ascertain
whether such institutions are approved by the Education Department. If not,
their credentials will not be accepted, and they will be required to take the
regular examinations of the Department. For information as to these examina-
tions, the necessary fees, etc., consult the State Education Department, Albany,
N. Y.

Compliance with the above requirements will entitle applicants to admission
to this course until we have but fifty vacancies remaining in the first-year class,
after which only those registering for the University Class will be accepted,
until the 2nd of September, after which any still remaining will be filled as above

Subjects Ofifered by the Department of Education.

Ancient and Modern Languages

12 Three-year English 10 Second-year French

4 Fourth-year English 10 Second-year Spanish

10 Second-year Latin 10 Second-year Italian


10 Second-year Greek lo Second-year Hebrew

10 Second-year German

5 Elementary algebra 2 Inter, algebra

3 Advanced algebra 2 Solid geometry

5 Plane geometry 2 Plane trigonometry

5 Physics 5 Biology

5 Chemistry 5 Physical geography

History and Social Science
5 Modern history I 23^ Economics

5 Modern history II 2}4 Civics

5 American history

Commercial Subjects
5 Bookkeeping I 5 Commercial arithmetic

5 Bookkeeping II lo Shorthand

2 Elementary representation 2 Elem. mechanical drawing

2 Intermediate drawing

The University Courses

These are courses of full academic years (September to June) leading to grad-
uation with the other departments of the University, and to the degree of Phar*
maceutical Chemist, conferred by the University, at the end of the third year,
and to that of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at the end of the fourth.

Pharmaceutical Chemist Course

For admission to this course, a student must be seventeen years of age, must
have graduated from a high school within or outside of the State of New York
that is accredited by the Education Department of this State, and must present
a pharmacy student qualifying certificate from the Education Department of
this State, based on 72 academic counts, equal to 15 Columbia units.


English / ^ (grammar and composition) i^ units

I 2 (literature) i}4 units

- , f at (algebra to quadratics) i unit

Mathematics \ r ^ 1. ^

{ c (plane geometry) i unit

one unit from the following:

Physics I unit

Chemistry i unit

Biology I unit

Mathematics .aii (algebra through quadratics and beyond) i unit

Elective subjects 9 units

Elementary French 2 units

Elementary German 2 units



Elementary Greek 2 units

Elementary History i, 2, 3 or 4 units

Elementary Italian 2 units

Elementary Latin 2, 3, or 4 units

Physics I unit

Elementary Spanish . 2 units

Intermediate French i unit

Intermediate German i unit

Intermediate Spanish i unit

Intermediate Italian i unit

Advanced French i unit

Advanced German i unit

Advanced Spanish ' . .1 unit

Advanced Greek i unit

Advanced Arithmetic i unit

Advanced Latin i unit

Advanced Mathematics K. i or iK units

Biology I unit

Botany i unit

Chemistry i unit

Drawing i unit

Harmony i unit

Musical Appreciation .1 unit

Physiography i unit

Shopwork i unit

Zoology I unit

Second Year Hebrew 2 units

Elementary Bookkeeping i unit

Advanced Bookkeeping i unit

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Course

The requirements for admission to this course differ from those of the Pharma-
ceuti(?al Chemist Course in the following particulars:

Course aii, quadratics and beyond, is prescribed, in addition to those above

The candidate must be a graduate of an accredited high school of the State of
New York, where the subjects outlined have been covered. Those not so qualify-
ing must secure fifteen units at the entrance examinations conducted by Columbia
University or the College Entrance Board. Graduates of high schools outside
of the State of New York, may substitute for that examination, the June psycho-
logical tests of Columbia University, for the conditions of which the Director^of
Admissions of the University should be consulted.

The Graduate Course of Two Years, for the Degree of Doctor of


Admission to this course is based upon the degree of B. S. in Phar. secured at
this school or one maintaining an equivalent course, and a year's credit in a
modern language as given at Columbia College.



The instruction of each class during the first and second year College Courses
occupies three days of the week, the alternate days being free for that practical
experience in the pharmacy which is required of all candidates for a license by
Boards of Pharmacy. While this arrangement enables students to meet the
Board requirements, it also provides a source of income, which is a necessity for
many of the students of the College.

For the purpose of more fully elucidating the subjects presented in the lectures
and laboratories and of familiarizing the students therewith, and as a test of at-
tention and progress, provision is made for a complete series of recitations or
quizzes by a corps of qualified instructors. The order of topics and the manner
of their treatment at these recitations follow closely the courses of instruction
given by the professors in the respective departments. In order that all the mem-
bers of the class may be drilled as often and as thoroughly as possible, the classes
are divided into sections, the instruction of each section being identical, but
conducted at different hours.

In several departments each student receives daily, before the beginning of the
work, a mimeographed copy of the exercises.

Matriculation and Registration Fees

The Matriculation Fee ($5.00) must be paid by each student at the time of his
first registration. The matriculation fee is payable but once.

The Registration Fee ($5.00) is payable at the time of all subsequent registra-
tions for any year or in any of the prescribed courses.

Tuition Fees

College Course

The tuition fee for each year of the College Course is $185.00

University Course

The tuition fee for each of the first and second years of the University Course
is $210.00

The tuition fee for each year of the third and fourth years of the University
Course is $245.00

The tuition fee for each year of the Graduate Course is $250.00

First-year students who fail to pass the examinations at the end of the course
or at the supplementary examinations in the fall if they desire to repeat the first
year's work must pay a registration fee of $5.00 and a second tuition fee.

Laboratory Breakage Fee

At the beginning of each term each student is required to deposit the sum of
$10, to cover the cost of apparatus broken by him during that term. At the close
of the term such portion of this fee as has not been consumed by such breakage
will be returned to him.


Summer Laboratory and Quiz Courses

The fee for each subject of the Summer Quiz Course is $15.00

For each Summer Laboratory Course $25.00

The fee for a special lecture course in any single department of the regular

College Course is $35-00

The fee for a special laboratory course in any single department of the regular

College Course is $75-00

Evening Course fees, see page 54.

Examination Fees

On or before April 6, 1925, all students in the first and second year classes
must pay an examination fee of $10.

Candidates for the degree of Pharmaceutical Chemist must pay on or before
April 26, 1925, an examination fee of $10.

Candidates for the degree of B.S. in Pharmacy must pay, on or before April 26,
1925, an examination fee of $15.

Payment of Fees

The matriculation or registration fee must be paid at the time of registration.

The session fee may be paid as indicated below, the student electing which
plan he will accept.

All students registered in the first year class' must, in order to complete their
matriculation, make the first payment of their fees on or before September 2,
1924, instead of September 15, as noted below. Fees are not returnable under
any circumstances.

A. Pay in full on or before September 15, 1924.

B. Pay one-half of the fee on or before September 15, 1924, and half on or
before January 5, 1925; in this case, $3 will be added to the first payment.

C. Pay a third of the fee on or before September 15, 1924, a third on or before
December i, 1924, and a third on or before February 16, 1925; in this case $5
will be added to the first payment.

A student accepting plan B or C will, on failure to meet a payment, be liable
to be debarred, from that date, from attendance.

The fees for the Summer Preparatory and Evening Courses are payable in

All students, both regular and special, must pay their fees at the office of the

It is estimated that an expenditure of $25 will cover the cost of the text-books
and necessary apparatus required for the full two-year course.


The rules and regulations stated in this Announcement and those posted on
the Bulletin Boards, signed by the Chairman of an authorized committee, or by
the Dean, will govern all students of this College until a new Announcement is


Authority of the Dean

The Dean is the executive officer of the Faculty. It is his duty, under the
direction of the President, to enforce the rules of the Faculty and of the Board
of Trustees and to administer discipline in the case of their violation.

Requirements for all Regular Students


Students are particularly requested to be in attendance at the commence-
ment of the course, in order to obtain full benefit from the lectures. No student
will be admitted more than two weeks after the opening of the term, and no
member of the third and fourth year classes will be admitted later than one week
after the opening, except by special permission of the Faculty.

Every student must attend during ninety per cent, of the hours of instruction
in each year, and during eighty per cent, of those of each exercise. For failure to
comply with this condition, the student will forfeit the privilege of presenting himself
for examination.

Advancement in Classes

Advancement from one class to the next requires that the student successfully
pass an examination in all the subjects taught during the preceding year, although
the Faculty may admit a student to the next class conditioned in a single subject.
It is to be particularly noted that in deciding upon the qualifications of candi-
dates, their term's work and their character as students will be given due con-

Those students who fail to pass these examinations — but not those who have
failed, without excuse, to present themselves thereat — will be allowed to undergo
a single supplementary examination to be held as announced on page 85, pro-
vided, however, that they did not fail in a majority of their subjects, in which
latter case they must repeat their entire course. A student who fails in a labora-
tory course must repeat such course successfully before being advanced to the
higher class. This work must be done during the summer.

As an aid to those students v/ho are required to take a supplementary exami-
nation, summer quiz courses are held as per schedule on page 54. By a regulation
of the State Education Department, students failing in more than one subject
must make good the deficiency at the school where they so failed. Applicants
for the supplementary examination must notify the Registrar on or before
September 2, 1924.

Candidates for admission to advanced standing must either pass examinations
in all the subjects of the preceding year or must produce evidence of having
passed successfully examinations equal thereto.

Requirements for Graduation

Every person upon whom a degree is conferred by the College or the Univer-
sity must be of good moral character, and must have complied with all require-
ments for graduation.


Those entitled to diplomas will receive them at the end of the course without
regard to age or amount of practical experience, provided that, beginning with
the fall of 1928, two years of practical experience must be completed before

Those who fail to appear for examination (after having handed in their names
with the examination fee), or who do not pass satisfactorily, will be allowed to
present themselves at the following spring examination on paying an additional
fee of $10 and complying with all other requirements.

Such students may, if they prefer, be re-examined at any supplementary exam-
ination in September on payment of a fee of $5.00 for each and every subject In
which examined.

The fees for a third spring examination shall correspond with those stated
above for the second examination.

Any student who shall have failed three times In three or m.ore subjects at the
final examinations for graduation, shall be required to repeat the entire work
of the final year before being again admitted to examination. Any student failing
three times in one or two subjects, shall be required to repeat the entire work of
the final year in such subject or subjects before being again admitted to examina-

Not only must every student receive a definite total number of marks out of a
previously determined number, but also a fixed percentage of marks in each
department In which he may be examined. Therefore, a student may get the
required number of total marks, yet fail of graduation because in one department
he falls below the percentage required. Any student failing in one or more de-
partments, but not in laboratory courses, may present himself for re-examination
therein at the supplementary examination held in September, or at the next
regular spring examination. If successful, he will be graduated without re-ex-
amination in the other departments. Should he so elect, he may be re-examined
in all departments, in order to increase his general average. If possible. Failure
in a laboratory course will necessitate the repeating of that course, v/hlch repe-
tition must occur during the summer vacation. See schedule on page 54.


The Library is in charge, during College hours, of a trained librarian, who is
ready to offer any assistance desired by readers. It contains all the important
works of reference required in the different departments of Instruction, and for
the various branches of science taught in the College of Pharmacy. It covers,
indeed, a very broad field in all departments of chemistry, botany, and pharmacy.
Should the resources of the College be insufficient for some special purpose, the
student has recourse to such great library storehouses as the General Library of
Columbia University, on Mornlngslde Heights, the Library of the College of
Physicians and Surgeons, the New York Academy of Medicine, the New York
Botanical Garden, and others, and he will also be able, by special arrangement,
to borrow from the great Library of the Surgeon-General's office at Washington.

The Library contains an extensive series of periodicals on chemistry, pharmacy,
and botany, with their allied branches. All important journals relating to the
work of the College are regularly received.


During regular College hours the Library is accessible not only to officers and
students of the College, but also to the pharmacists of the city. Under certain
regulations, books may be borrowed for outside use, but for obvious reasons
important works of reference and unbound periodicals are not loaned. Library

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