Dean's Welcome

Dear Visitor:

Dr. WutohOn behalf of the Faculty, Staff, and Students of the College of Pharmacy, welcome to our homepage. Our College has been preparing students to become leaders in the profession of pharmacy for more than 145 years. In fact, one of the earliest graduates of Howard University earned the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Pharmacy is a complex, exciting profession and an integral part of the interdisciplinary healthcare environment. The responsibilities and scope of practice of the pharmacist continues to change. This requires a serious commitment to life-long learning in order to best serve the public interest.

Our four-year professional program leads to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree and prepares graduates for careers in a variety of areas. Our graduates recognize the need to excel in the provision of pharmaceutical care to all patients, but especially those in underserved communities. Pharmacy graduates may choose from a number of practice and research options where they can establish a career. Among these are site-based practices such as:

  • Ambulatory care, including chain community or independent community practice, primary care, or home care.
  • Institutional care, including hospital, hospice, and nursing home care. Career opportunities also exist in specialty practice areas such as oncology pharmacy practice, nuclear pharmacy practice, psychiatric pharmacy practice, nutrition support pharmacy, and pharmacotherapy. In addition, many pharmacists can be found in the pharmaceutical industry, in local, state and national government agencies, within insurance and managed care companies, academia and in a variety of private practice and research activities.

We offer innovative programs that expose our students to a diverse, multidisciplinary environment within Howard University's Academic Health Sciences Center. Our faculty includes active pharmacy practitioners who manage complex therapeutic problems and researchers engaged in discovery in such disciplines as Pharmacoeconomics and Health Policy, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics, Natural Product Chemistry, Pharmacy Practice and Complementary and Alternative Drug Therapy. Additionally, the faculty of the College of Pharmacy prepares students through graduate education. In conjunction with the Graduate School, we offer the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

You are invited to visit our College and tour our facilities. Plan to spend some time talking with faculty, staff, and students. Perhaps, you might want to sit in on one of our classes. Please continue to browse our website. It provides additional detail about our program.

Please feel free to contact us at (202) 806-6530, if you have any questions.

Best wishes,

Anthony K. Wutoh, Ph.D., R.Ph
Dean & Professor