About

Our Vision

Howard University College of Pharmacy strives to be a premier University in teaching, learning, research, leadership and service locally and globally.

Our Mission

The mission of Howard University College of Pharmacy is to provide pharmacy education of excellent quality to students possessing high academic, scholarship, and leadership potential, with particular emphasis upon the recruitment, retention, and graduation of promising African American and other ethnically diverse minority students. 
 

The College fosters the creation of new knowledge through innovative research and scholarship, commitment to community service, continuous professional development, and dedication to superior pharmacy practice locally and globally.

Our History

Howard University was founded in 1867.  Soon after, Pharmacy instruction at Howard University began in the “Department of Medicine” in 1868.  The initial program, held in the evening, offered students a “knowledge of the art and science of pharmacy”.  As a result of this program, in 1870, the first graduate of Howard University, James Thomas Wormley, received the Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical Department.  During the same year, the pharmaceutical program was differentiated from the medical program, and by 1882, the Medical Department consisted of the College of Medicine, the College of Pharmacy and the College of Dentistry.  Since this early beginning, the College of Pharmacy has been among the leaders in the preparation of individuals for rewarding careers in pharmacy.

The College of Pharmacy currently offers an entry-level four-year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program, a two-year post-B.S. Pharm.D. degree program, a Non-traditional Pharm.D. degree program, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

Consistent with the mission of Howard University, the College’s mission is to provide pharmaceutical education of excellent quality to students with high academic, scholarship and leadership potential, with particular emphasis upon the recruitment, retention, and graduation of promising African American and other minority students.

Our Values

We are leaders