The Health Sciences Colleges
College of Dentistry
The College of Dentistry at Howard University was established in 1881. It is the fifth oldest dental school in the United States. As a teaching and patient care institution, the College has trained thousands of highly skilled dental professionals to serve their communities, particularly the under served.
College of Medicine
The College of Medicine dates from 1868 and serves a broad constituency, with about 70% of the student body being U.S. underrepresented minorities and a substantial number being from foreign countries. There are over 4,000 living alumni, making up a large percentage of the black physicians practicing in this country.
College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences
The College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences at Howard University is dedicated to the education of healthcare professionals and the development of future leaders who will impact the delivery of quality healthcare worldwide. The college offers nationally recognized, accredited programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels to a diverse student population from across the nation and around the world.
College of Pharmacy
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.