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About the College of Pharmacy


The Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy opened its doors to students in 2006 to meet a critical need in the South Texas community. Today, 42 percent of graduates from our fully-accredited program have returned to South Texas to help underserved populations as Aggie pharmacists.

Advancing the profession

In all we do, we dedicate the full measure of our resources and abilities to advancing the knowledge and technologies of our profession. We strive to cultivate a culture of excellence in research, practice and patient care in each professional student enrolled in our pharmacy program. Guided by the five C's, we continue to enhance the quality of lives in the border region, the state of Texas and beyond.

Care

Our students put their skills and knowledge to work to constantly improve patient care.

Compassion

We focus on the patient as a person, extending compassion to all we serve.

Competence

Our experiential curriculum builds professional competence in every student.

Community

We bring our expertise where it's needed most to improve the quality of life in our community.

Collaboration

We forge interprofessional collaborations to advance research and scholarship.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive pharmacy education in a stimulating, learning-intensive and student-centered environment to prepare a diverse student body for the practice of pharmacy as competent, caring and ethical professionals dedicated to the provision of optimal pharmaceutical care through a balanced program of education, research and service.

Educating tomorrow's pharmacist

As the role of the pharmacist continues to evolve, our unique learning environment provides thorough, personalized education and training, creating lifelong learners prepared to meet tomorrow's health care challenges.

Male pharmacy professor speaking to male and female student

Supportive

We create an active, student-centered learning environment in which all students can realistically attain high levels of achievement.

Pharmacy student speaking to nursing student on Disaster Day

Collaborative

We provide an educational experience that values and responds to the needs of a diverse student population and encourages teamwork and communication.

Pharmacy student working with large microscope

Innovative

We pioneer a technology-based curriculum to facilitate and enhance student learning outcomes inside and outside of the classroom.

Pharmacy student working in pharmacy with supervisor

Experiential

We recognize the importance of early direct experiences with the profession of pharmacy to develop superior practice skills and lifelong learning.

Three students gathered around professor for demonstration

Holistic

We impart the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to deliver the full range of pharmaceutical care services required in a dynamic, culturally diverse society.

Making an impact across Texas

Rangel College of Pharmacy students can choose to enroll in Kingsville or College Station, receiving the same transformational education at either campus. All students and faculty benefit from collaboration opportunities for basic sciences and translational research with the rest of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center colleges, institutes and partners. Combined with experiential education placements throughout our vast preceptor network, we're expanding our impact across South Texas and beyond.

Map of Texas showing College of Pharmacy campus locations and preceptor network