Centennial Celebration 1902 - 2002 History
The North Dakota Agricultural College Board of Trustees vote to establish a School of Pharmacy under the Department of Chemistry.
The new school offers a four-year degree in pharmaceutical chemistry and a two-year course in practical pharmacy. Five students are enrolled in the two programs.
The School of Pharmacy becomes a separate entity from the Department of Chemistry. W.F. Sudro, professor of pharmacology, is named head of the school.
The school is elected to the American Conference of Pharmaceutical Faculties, which consists of the nation's most highly ranked pharmaceutical institutions.
The four-year curriculum is adopted as sole course of study.
The School of Pharmacy is accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.
A graduate degree in pharmaceutical chemistry is established.
Four departments are created: pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacognosy, pharmacology and pharmacy. Six years later, pharmacy administration is added.
The School of Pharmacy, originally housed in the chemistry building and Francis Hall, moves into the newly built Sudro Hall. The program adopts the five-year curriculum mandatory for all pharmacy programs in the United States.
An associate degree in nursing is added to the school. The two-year program is phased out in 1987. NDSU and Concordia College, Moorhead, agree to create a four-year baccalaureate degree using the Tri-College Consortium.
The college begins the Native American Pharmacy Program to address the severe shortage of Native American pharmacists.
A six-year entry-level doctor of pharmacy program is implemented. The college also now offers a two-year post-baccalaureate PharmD Program.
NDSU's new Concept Pharmacy is deemed a unique and innovative breakthrough in pharmacy education by Walgreens Scripting Success, a national newsletter.
Concept Pharmacy opens in October 2002
The college receives a federal grant to develop a statewide telepharmacy program to save rural pharmacies from closing and receives, in cooperation with the Department of Chemistry, an $8.2 million NIH grant to establish a Center for Biomedical Research Excellence.
The College of Pharmacy observes its 100th anniversary, which includes a dedication ceremony for a new Walgreens Wing addition to Sudro Hall.