History of the College

Since the St. Louis College of Pharmacy's founding in 1864, we have been educating innovators and practitioners who are impacting health care locally, nationally, and globally. We continue to build on our historic strengths as we prepare for an exciting future.

Today, we are continuing the work of our founders as we take bold steps to become a globally prominent leader in pharmacy and health care education, interprofessional, patient-centered care and collaborative research.

Enhancing Our Curriculum

We are committed to continually building on our history of excellence and providing academic opportunities that prepare students for leadership in pharmacy and health professions. Courses at the College are taught through the lens of health care so the knowledge students gain in the classroom can be seamlessly applied in patient care settings.

Learn more about the College’s academic programs.

Building Partnerships

Utilizing our location in one of the world’s finest biomedical research centers, the College is building partnerships with health care and educational institutions to establish cutting-edge research and patient-care initiatives.

In partnership with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the College has founded the Center for Clinical Pharmacology to advance the rational use of medicine, translate basic research into actionable, clinical research and care, and prepare the next generation of clinical scientists.

The College has co-founded the Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education with Goldfarb School of Nursing and Washington University School of Medicine to jointly educate students in the health professions to provide evidence-based, patient-centered interprofessional care.

Transforming our Campus

We have nearly completed the largest construction project in our history. In August 2015, the 213,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Academic and Research Building and library was opened. In May 2017, construction will be completed on a new, 193,000-square-foot Recreation and Student Center.

These buildings, along with renovations to our existing facilities, provide world-class academic, professional, cultural and extracurricular experiences. They help us gain a competitive edge as we recruit and prepare the brightest minds of tomorrow.

Learn more about our campus expansion project.