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tory instruction in advanced Chemistry, Pharmacy and Physics and special
courses in Microscopy and Bacteriology, consisting of both theoretical and
laboratory instruction.

4. Not only are the degrees of Pharmaceutical Chemist and Bachelor of Science
recognized as of higher rank than that of Graduate in Pharmacy, but the three and
four year courses for which they are awarded qualify its recipients for many lines
of pharmaceutical work that are not open to graduates from the 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



The admission to this course is conditional upon the limitations of available
space. For many years past, the College has not been able to accommodate all
who have applied for admission. For the session of 1 928-1 929, we shall have
accommodations for only 275 new candidates for the degree of Ph.G.

The requirements for admission to the College Course are the same as those of
the New York State Department of Education for the Qualifying Certificate,
under the limitations set forth above.


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. It is
to be noted here that for the session of 1 928-1 929 a limited number of Fourth
Year Students can be accommodated.

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

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:

!i (grammar and composition) 2 units

2 (literature) i unit

ai (algebra to quadratics) i unit

Mathematics f aii (quadratics and beyond) i unit

\c (plane geometry) i unit

(i) iLatin 4 units


iLatin, Greek, French, German, Spanish or Italian . . . . 3 1
Physics or Chemistry i h 5 units
History i J

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

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


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) >2, i or i^ 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 I unit


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 examirtations 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 qualifying 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.

h. 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 contemplating the September, 1928 examinations, must file their
applications with the Secretary of Columbia University on or before September
10, 1928. Those who contemplate taking the June, 1929 examinations, must
file their applications with the Secretary of the College Entrance Board at 431
West 1 17th Street, New York, N. Y., on or before May 27, 1929, for points on or
east of Mississippi River; May 20, 1929, for points West of Mississippi River;
May 6, 1929, for points outside U. S. or Canada. 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 may
be had upon application to the Secretary of the University.


Candidates may be admitted to advanced standing only upon a satisfactory
record from their school of previous residence. Provided they are eligible for the
Pharmacy Student Qualifying Certificate required by the New York State Depart-
ment of Education, candidates who have completed, without condition, corre-
sponding courses in a Pharmacy School registered by the State Education
Department, are eligible for admission to the second, third or fourth years,


The fees to be paid by students are subject to change at any time in the dis-
cretion of the Trustees. The following schedule is in force for the 1928-1929
session for students accepted in any of the regular courses leading to degrees.

College Courses

University Courses

Regular Courses


2nd and 3rd

ist, 2nd and 3rd



4th Year





Breakage Deposit




Student Activities



not required










Special Courses. Students desiring to pursue individual courses as special
students will be required to pay at the rate of ^7.50 per point.

Summer Courses. The fee for any laboratory course is ^25. for first-, second-
and third-year work in the College Course. In the University Course, the fee is
$25. for first- and second-year work and ^50. for third- and fourth-year work.

The fees for quiz courses are computed on the basis of ? 15.00 for a two-hour
subject and ^7.50 for a one-hour subject.

Evening Courses. The fees for the various evening courses will be found among
the descriptions of these courses, beginning on page 44.

Books and Supplies. It is estimated that an expenditure of ^50. will cover
the cost of the textbooks and necessary apparatus required for the entire College
Course, and of .^75. for the entire University Course for the Ph.Ch. degree. The
heaviest expenditure in all cases will be in the first year; many of the required
reference works being used also in subsequent years.


Regular Courses

One of three methods for the payment of the tuition fee for the year may be
elected by the candidate, as indicated below. In this connection, it is to be noted
that all are required to pay the registration fee, the breakage deposit, the student
activities fee and the first installment of the tuition fee at the time of registration.
The dates for registration in the various classes will be found in the academic
calendar on page 73.

A. Pay in full at the time of registration.

B. Pay one-half of the tuition fee at the time of registration, and the balance
on or before January 3, 1929. Under this arrangement, an additional $2,- must be
added to the first installment.

C. Pay one-third of the tuition fee at the time of registration; one-third on or
before December 3, 1928, and the balance on or before February 11, 1929. Under
this arrangement, an additional ^5.00 must be added to the first installment.

A student, electing Plan B or C makes himself liable to suspension from further
attendance if he fails to meet the payments when due.

Second-, third- and fourth-year students, who register after the last day set for
their registration (see Academic Calendar) are required to pay an additional fee
of .^S-OO for late registration.

Examination Fees. Dates upon which fees for examination in course are
required will be found in the Academic Calendar.

The rate for re-examination is on the basis of ^5.00 for each subject in September
and $\o. for the entire series in the spring.

Rebates. The registration and student activities fees shall not be subject to

In the case of the total withdrawal of a student from the College, a partial
return of the tuition fee may be authorized by the Trustees, but in no case shall
more than two-thirds of the total charge for that year be returned.

Special, Summer and Evening Courses. Students registering in any of these
courses are required to pay the tuition and other fees in advance.



The instruction of each class during the first and second years of the College
Courses occupies three days of the v/eek, 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.


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 ofificer 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. The lectures and
recitations in a subject constitute one "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 examina-

Computation of attendance records will be based upon the total number of
hours assigned a given course (page 16) during the academic year.


Advancement in Classes

Advancement from one class to the lext requires that the student successfully
pass an examination in all the subjects taught during the preceding year, the
passing mark being seventy-five 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 character 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 73, 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 42. 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 Sep-
tember I, 1928.

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 ?lo 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 seventy-five per cent or higher in
every department in which they may be examined. 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 examination. If successful, he will be graduated
without re-examination in the other departments. 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 42.
Students of the Third Year University Class failing in a laboratory course of
a single department may be permitted to remove this failure during the Summer
Laboratory Session. Students of this class failing in the laboratory courses of
more than one department will be required to repeat in full those courses in which
they fail, during the next regular session.


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

Honor Roll. The College Classes and the University Classes shall have
separate and distinct honor rolls. Those securing an average of 90 per cent or
over in the year's work, shall constitute the honor rolls of their respective classes.

^Trustees' Prizes. The Board of Trustees offers annually, to be presented at
Commencement, three prizes of ^lao. each, for the highest rating secured in
competitive examination in the three departments of Chemistry, Pharmacy and
Materia iVIedica. These competitive examinations are open to those members of
the graduating class who have attained positions on the honor roll of the College
Course. (If the number of these honor students be less than thirteen, a sufficient
number of graduates having the next highest averages to make that number shall
be permitted to compete for these prizes). A certificate, stating the honor for
which the prize has been awarded, is also presented to each of the recipients.

Alumni Association Prizes. The Alumni Association of the College of Phar-
macy offers annually a gold, a silver and a bronze medal to be presented at Com-
mencement to the three students having respectively attained the first, second
and third highest standings in all branches taught during the third year of the
College Course}

Five additional prizes are awarded annually by the Association on "Alumni
Day" to members of the first- and second-year classes of the College Course, as
follows: Torsion Balance, awarded to that second-year student who has secured
the highest standing during the work of the two years: a copy of " The United
States Dispensatory" to that student who has secured the highest standing during
the work of the second year; a copy of Culbreth's "Materia Medica" awarded to
that student securing the second highest standing in the work of the second year;
a copy of Amy's "Principles of Pharmacy" to that student who has secured the
highest standing in the work of the first year, and a copy of Sadtler, Coblentz &
Hostmann's "Pharmaceutical Chemistry" to that student who has secured the
second highest standing in the work of the first year.

iNot to be awarded in 1929.


In the event that the winner of the Torsion Balance has the highest record for
the second year, then the U, S. Dispensatory and Culbreth's Materia Medica
shall be awarded respectively to the second and third member of the honor roll.

Note: The award of the Torsion Balance will be omitted for the year 1929.

Max J. Breitenbach Prize. A cash prize of ^200, accompanied by a certi-
ficate, offered 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.

Kappa Psi Prize. The Gamma Chapter of the Kappa Psi Fraternity offers
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.

^Lillian Leiterman Prize. A gold medal, offered annually by Miss Lillian
Leiterman (191 1), to that woman member of the graduating class who has main-
tained the highest standing throughout the entire three years of the College Course.

^J. Leon Lascoff Prizes. Life membership in the American Pharmaceutical
Association and in a State Pharmaceutical Association, offered annually by
Trustee J. Leon Lascoff to the two members of the graduating class in the College
Course who have been prominent in student activities, who have maintained a
high degree of general scholarship, and who are adjudged by the Faculty to be
worthy of such awards.

Trustees' Scholarships. To the four students who maintain the highest
proficiency in their respective classes during the first and second years of the
College and University Courses, the Board of Trustees of the College annually
award scholarships for one year's tuition, to be applied to the session following of
their respective courses.

George J. Seabury Scholarship. This scholarship has been founded by Dr.
Henry C. Lovis, in memory of his uncle, Mr. George J. Seabury, for many years
a member and patron of the College. It provides for the tuition, during the Senior
(fourth) year of the University course, of that member of this class who has
maintained the highest standing during the three years, provided, however, that
such student is eligible for the degree of B.S. in Phar., and shall not receive both
this scholarship and the Max J. Breitenbach prize.

Isaac Plaut Fellowship. This Fellowship for the encouragement of grad-
uate study and original research was founded by Mr. Albert Plaut, in memory of
his father, Isaac Plaut.

Candidates for this Fellowship must have secured the degree of B.S. in Phar-
macy at this school, and must also possess credit for a year's study of a foreign
language, equivalent to that of the first year at Columbia College.

It provides for a year of study at a European school or university by that
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy of this College who shall have shown during his
full course of study here the greatest taste and aptitude for original investigation.
Should no member of a class be deemed worthy of the award, it will be withheld.

•Not to be awarded in 1929.


The Fellow shall be appointed by the Council of the University upon the
nomihation of the Trustees of the College of Pharmacy. He shall attend a
foreign institution to be selected by himself and approved by the Faculty of the
College of Pharmacy, and shall pursue a course of study approved by the Faculty.
At the close of his incumbency he shall present to the Faculty a written report
of his work.

The Fellowship payment shall be made in three equal installments, one on
June 15, one on November i, and one on March i, provided that the Fellow
continues faithfully to pursue the work undertaken. In case of failure so to do,
he shall forfeit all further privileges and emoluments conferred upon him by his

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