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The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy is a college within the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, Georgia, United States.



The College of Pharmacy was established and opened in 1903 as the School of Pharmacy and was located in Science Hall. The school had a local physician, Dr. Samuel C. Benedict, serving as the part-time Dean and a local pharmacist at H.R. Palmer & Sons, Arthur J. Palmer, serving as a part-time professor of Pharmacy. Dr. Benedict also taught Materia Medica. Science Hall was destroyed by fire in November of that first year, so the School of Pharmacy was moved into the basement of Terrell Hall.

The school hired Robert C. Wilson as its first full-time staff member for the beginning of the 1907-08 school year (Wilson was the grandson of George Foster Pierce). The first group of graduates commenced in 1908 earning their Pharmacy Graduate (Ph.G.) degrees.

Upon Dean Benedict's death in 1914, Robert Wilson became the director of the school and remained in that position until 1948. Wilson was named as the Dean of the School of Pharmacy in 1924. The school later changed its name to the College of Pharmacy. In 1926, the school became one of the first in the country to offer a four-year Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. It also disbanded its two-year Ph.G degree track at this time.

The school's location remained in Terrell Hall until 1939 when it moved into the second and third floors of the newly remodeled New College building. In the 1940s, Robert W. Woodruff gave multiple donations to fund a dispensing laboratory, dispensary, and pharmacology laboratory.

The College's Master of Science program began in 1951 and the Ph.D. program in 1964 with the first doctorates conferred in 1967. The school moved into its current facility, the Robert C. Wilson Pharmacy Building, in 1964; however, the building was not named after Wilson until 1978 (Dr. Wilson's 100th birthday).

Departments, centers and institutes

The following departments are part of the College:

  • Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences

The Center for Mass Destruction Defense (former known as CLEARMADD) and the UGA Center for Drug Discovery (CDD) are both part of the College.

Degrees offered

Professional degrees

The following professional degrees are offered by the College:

Graduate degrees

The following graduate degrees are offered by the College:

  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Toxicology
  • Ph.D. in Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy
  • Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
  • Ph.D. in Toxicology


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