This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2024-2025 VCU Bulletin. Courses that expose students to cutting-edge content and transformative learning may be added and notification of additional program approvals may be received prior to finalization. General education program content is also subject to change. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

Douglas H. Sweet, Ph.D.
Professor and chair

The Department of Pharmaceutics is a multidisciplinary community concerned with the process of transforming chemical entities into dosage forms that deliver and maintain appropriate drug concentrations, while being used safely and effectively by patients. Department faculty bring together expertise in physical pharmacy, biopharmaceutics, clinical pharmacokinetics, formulation, bioanalysis, drug metabolism and drug transport to support their educational and research missions. Graduates of the program pursue successful academic, federal and industrial pharmaceutical careers.