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that they had not pursued the University Course, but we have never believed that
graduation from our two-year College Course justified that action. It has now
been agreed that those who successfully pursue this new three-year course should
receive diplomas bearing the University stamp.

One of the results of this addition of a third-year class will be a reduction in
the number of matriculants each year, since the total capacity of the school is
strictly limited. We are therefore obliged to announce that not more than 275
new students can be accepted for the session of 1927-1928.


The principal changes in this course consist in

1. An increase in the required attendance to five days, with an average of
32 hours per week.

2. The introduction of courses of instruction in English, American Govern-
ment, foreign language and mathematics, aggregating, during the first three
years, a total of 24 points or 12 hours.

3. The meeting by matriculants of the full entrance requirements of Colum-
bia College.

4. The B.S. in Pharmacy Course, heretofore given by this school, has not
been regarded as on a par with that of the college of liberal arts and science,
however complete its professional character, but the course now offered possesses
the full number of points of non-professional work of the ordinary baccalaureate
course, in addition to that of a professional character.

5. The Department of Health of the City of New York has placed the Bachelor
of Science in Pharmacy, graduating from this course, in the position of being
eligible to conduct a bacteriological laboratory or to fill similar positions.

6. Owing to the amount of space and equipment required for the performance
of the work of this course, the number of matriculants is limited to fifty, annually.



This is a course of three years, each of thirty-two weeks, leading to the degree
of Graduate in Pharmacy, conferred by the College, and qualifying the graduate
to meet examinations 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. For the session of


1927-1928, we shall have accommodations for only 275 new candidates for
the degree of Ph.G. All properly qualified applicants will be admitted in the
order of their application, until only fifty vacancies remain. Thereafter, we shall
select only the best qualified of those applying, to fill such vacancies.

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
statem.ent 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 v/here the language
is other than English must pass an examination in English for foreigners before
being matriculated.

It is important to note that these professional academic Regents examinations
will be discontinued on January ist, 1928. After that date it will be possible to
earn credit toward a Pharmacy students certificate only by attendance at an
approved day or evening high school.

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.


Ancient and Modern Languages

12 Three years English 10 Second-year German

4 Fourth-year English 10 Second-year French

10 Second -year Latin 10 Second-year Spanish

10 Second-year Greek 10 Second-year Italian


2 Intf
2 Soli
5 Plane geometry 2 Plane trigonometry

5 Elementary algebra 2 Inter, algebra

3 Advanced algebra 2 Solid geometry



5 Physics 5 Biology

5 Chemistry 5 Physical geography

History and Social Science

5 Modern history I 23^ Economics

5 Modern history II 2j^ Civics

5 American history

Commercial Subjects

5 Bookkeeping I 5 Commercial arithmetic

5 Bookkeeping II 10 Shorthand II


2 Elementary representation 2 Elem. mechanical drawing

2 Intermediate drawing


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.

The requirements for admission to this course are the same as those for Colum-
bia College. The 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.

Under this course, two programs are offered, one leading to the degree of
Pharmaceutical Chemist, and one to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Phar-

The evidence of adequate preparation for admission to the University Course
in the subjects required on the part of candidates who have not completed a
year of college work, includes both examination and school records, and are the
same as those for admission to Columbia College.

The subjects which candidates may offer in fulfilment of these requirements
are outlined below. (A " unit " implies the study of a subject for a time equivalent
to five hours weekly for one year.)


All candidates must offer:


1 (grammar and composition) 2 units

2 (literature) i unit

ai (algebra to quadratics) i unit

Mathematics \ aii (quadratics and beyond) i unit

c (plane geometry) i unit



(i) iLatin 4 units


C Latin, Greek, French, German, Spanish or ItaUan . . . -31

(2) \ Physics or Chemistry i ^ 5 units

i History i J

Elective Subjects, to make up 15 units 4 or 5 units


Group I

The candidate may offer any of the following subjects, not included among

his prescribed subjects, without other restriction than that to offer an advanced

subject will involve offering, either at the same time or earlier, the corresponding
elementary subject.
Biology — See Zoology

The English Bible i unit

Elementary Greek 2 or 3 units

Elementary History i or 2 units

Drawing (Freehand or Mechanical) i unit

Music I unit

Intermediate French i unit

Intermediate German i unit

Intermediate Italian i unit

Intermediate Spanish i unit

Advanced French i unit

Advanced German i unit

Social Science i unit

Advanced Spanish i unit

Advanced Mathematics (College) ^, i or i>2 units

and in the case of candidates not offering 4 units in Latin:

Elementary Latin 2 or 3 units

Group II

The candidate may offer not more than 4 units in all from the four subjects

Elementary French 2 units

Elementary German 2 units

Elementary Italian 2 units

Elementary Spanish 2 units

Group III

The candidate may offer not more than 3 units in all from the six subjects

Botany i unit

Chemistry i unit

Physics I unit

Physiography i unit

Shopwork i unit

Zoology I unit

iGreek, 3 units, may be substituted for Latin, in which case 6 elective units must be offered.



Under the "New Method," candidates whose school and character records
are entirely satisfactory, may meet the examination requirements by means of
a psychological test. The school course must include three units in English,
three in Mathematics (elementary and intermediate algebra and plane geom-
etry), and at least three units in a foreign language, ancient or modern. It
must have been concerned primarily with Languages, Science, Mathematics
and History.


Under the "Old Method," the examination requirements for admission may
be satisfied by any one of the three following means, or any approved combina-
tion thereof.

1. By the examinations of the College Entrance Board, held in June of each
year at Columbia University and at about 150 other educational centers in
the United States and abroad.

2. By the examinations conducted at Columbia University in September of
each year, by the Director of University Admissions.

(The examination grades in connection with the above two methods are in-
terpreted in the light of the record which students have made in school.)

3. By the examinations given in the high schools by the Education Depart-
ment of the State of New York to students who have satisfactorily completed
certain courses in these high schools. In these examinations, seventy-five per
cent will ordinarily be regarded as the lowest passing mark.

For candidates qualifjdng for admission on the basis of examinations before
Columbia University or the College Entrance Board, two methods are open:

a. Examination in fifteen units. A candidate may offer examinations in fifteen
units as evidence of his preparation in secondary school subjects.

b. Four examination plan. A candidate who has completed a satisfactory
secondary school course with a high degree of proficiency may, by special per-
mission, satisfy the examination requirement by means of "comprehensive
examinations" in not less than four subjects including those prescribed for

Candidates entering by the old method are required to take the psychological
examination for purposes of record only.

Those who contemplate taking the June examinations must file their applica-
tions with the Secretary of the College Entrance Board at 431 West 117th Street,
New York, N. Y., on or before May 30, 1927. Those contemplating the Septem-
ber examinations, must file their applications with the Secretary of Columbia
University on or before September 12, 1927. Blank forms of application for
either series of examinations may be secured from the respective secretaries.

Every candidate for admission to the University Course should secure a copy
of the current Bulletin on Entrance Examinations and Admission which m.ay
be had upon application to the Secretary of the University.

The course leading to the degree of Pharmaceutical Chemist will cover three
years; that for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy will cover four
years. Both will involve an average of thirty-two hours of instruction weekly.



The instruction of each class during the first and second years of the College
Courses occupies three days of the week, the alternate days being free for prac-
tical experience in the pharmacy. This arrangement provides a source of income,
which is a necessity for many of the students of the College. During the third
year, an additional half-day must be devoted to work in the pharmacy labora-
tory. All students who can do so are urged to devote their third year wholly
to College work.

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.


This course, of three years, is designed to fit the graduate for meeting the
requirements of the Boards of Pharmacy of most of the states.



For the session beginning September 1927 the Board of Trustees has adopted
the following schedule of fees for students in attendance.

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.

The fee for students activities, first, second and third years is |io.oo


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

University Course

The tuition fee for each year of the University Course is $300.00

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 year's work,
must pay a registration fee of $5.00 and a second tuition 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.


On or before April 9, 1928, 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 23, 1928, an examination fee of $10.

Candidates for the degree of B.S. in Pharmacy must pay, on or before April 23,
1928, an examination fee of $15.


The fees for all special courses taken during the regular term and for all
summer laboratory or quiz courses, will be charged for at the rate of $7.50
per point, paj^able in advance, and computed in accordance with the schedule
(synopsis of studies) on page 30.


A printed schedule of fees, with the dates when due, may be obtained in the
Registrars' Office.

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 3,
1927, instead of September 26, as noted below. Fees are not returnable under
any circumstances.

A. Pay in full on or before September 26, 1927.

B. Pay one-half of the fee on or before September 26, 1927, and half on or
before January 2, 1928; in this case, §3 will be added to the first payment.

C. Pay a third of the fee on or before September 26, 1927, a third on or before
December 5, 1927, and a third on or before February 13, 1928; 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 S50 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


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.



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 being late
twice at daily opening the student will be charged with one absence. 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, the
passing mark being 75 per cent, 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 candidates, their term's work and their char-
acter as students will be given due consideration.

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 76, pro-
vided, however, that they did not fail in a majority of their subjects. Students
failing in a majority of their subjects will be required to repeat their entire course,
provided however, that such students may be refused re-matriculation if, in the
judgment of the faculty, they are not qualified to be students of this College.
A student who fails in a laboratory course must repeat such course successfully
before being advanced to the higher class. This work must be done during the
summer, except in special cases.

As an aid to those students who are required to take a supplementary exami-
nation, summer quiz courses are held as per schedule on page 43. 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 i, 1927.


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.


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 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 examinations on paying an additional
fee of $10 and complying with all other requirements.

Any student who shall have failed three times in three or more 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-
tion. Should the student again fail at the final examination and at the following
supplementary examination, he will not be permitted to continue as a student,
or to be examined again.

All students must obtain a rating of 75 per cent or higher in every department
in which they may be examined. Therefore, a student may get the required num-
ber of total marks, yet fail of graduation because in one department he falls below
the percentage required. Any student failing in one or more departments, 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 ex-
amination. If successful, he will be graduated without re-examination in the
other departments. Should he so elect, he may be re-examined in all departments,
in order to increase his general average. Failure in a laboratory course will
necessitate the repeating of that course, which repetition must occur during the
summer vacation, except in special cases. See schedule on page 43.


The College reserves the right to withhold the award of any scholarship or
prize, if, in its opinion, no candidate has exhibited qualifications justifying the


The thirteen candidates securing the highest averages at the final examina-
tions, constitute the Honor Roll, provided, however, that such candidates shall
have attained a general average of not less than 85%. The diplomas of such
students will bear a special gold seal of the College, bearing the inscription "With


The Board of Trustees offers annually, to be presented at Commencement,
three prizes of $100 each, for competition at a special examination, by members


of the graduating class who have obtained a position on the roll of honor at the
regular examination for graduation. The prizes are awarded respectively for
the best practical examinations in Chemistry, Pharmacy and Materia Medica,
A certificate, stating the honor for which the prize was awarded, will also be
given to each of the recipients of these prizes.


The Alumni Association of the College of Pharmacy offers three prizes to be
presented at Commencement to the three students having the highest standing
at graduation in the branches taught during the second year of the College course.
A gold medal will be given for the best general examination, a silver medal for
the second best examination, and a bronze medal for the third best examination.

Three prizes are awarded by the Alumni Association on "Alumni Day" to
those members of the first-year College and University Classes who stand highest
in laboratory work and who pass the best examinations in all branches of the
first College year. The first prize is a Torsion balance, the second prize a copy of
Arny, '^Principles of Pharmacy" and the third prize a copy of Sadtler and
Coblentz, "Pharmaceutical Chemistry."


A cash prize of $200, accompanied by a certificate, is presented annually for
the highest proficiency in the Junior (third year) University Class. This prize
is provided for in perpetuity from the interest of funds bequeathed to the College
by the late Max J. Breitenbach for many years a devoted trustee.


The Gamma Chapter of the Kappa Psi Fraternity presents annually a gold
medal to be awarded to that Pharmaceutical Chemist not receiving either the
Breitenbach prize or the Seabury Scholarship who attains the highest standing
throughout the three years of the course.


Miss Lillian Leiterman, of the Class of 191 1, offers a gold medal to that member
of the College class who has maintained the highest standing among the women

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