PCAT no longer required for admission!
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Contact Information

PCAT no longer required for admission!
HU Box 12230
915 E Market Street
Searcy
Arkansas
72149-5615
United States
Arkansas
  • Name: Jeanie Smith, Pharm.D.
    Title: Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions
    Office: Henry and Grace Farrar Center for Health Sciences, Suite 101
    Phone (Work): 501-279-5528
    Email: pharmacy@harding.edu

Program Application Deadline

March 1, 2021
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Yes
Private
No
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Not Required
Yes
Early assurance

Last Entering Class

39

Upcoming Entering Class

40
13

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
Yes
Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
Masters of Science in Information Science (MSIS)

Program Description

Harding University College of Pharmacy offers a four-year program of study leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The four-year program consists of three years comprised of a combination of didactic instruction and early pharmacy practice experiences followed by a fourth year comprised entirely of advanced pharmacy practice experiences. There is an emphasis on the integration of faith, learning and living, the development of Christian scholarship, the promotion of Christian ethics, and the promotion of citizenship within a global perspective through participation in mission efforts. Once admitted to Harding University College of Pharmacy, students will benefit from the close ties the University has already forged with public and private institutions throughout the world. As an example, students will have the opportunity to gain clinical education at a medical mission point in Namwianga, Kolomo, Zambia. Students will have the option to participate in medical relief efforts in Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, Cameroon, and Ghana. Students will also benefit from interactions with those in Harding’s other health sciences programs including nursing, physical therapy, and physician assistant students. Interprofessional education will be utilized as much as possible in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
2.5
The minimum GPAs listed are preferred minimums.
64
31
96
47
Although only 64 semester hours are required, students must have a minimum of 72 semester hours of undergraduate coursework completed prior to enrollment to be eligible for consideration for graduate and professional level Federal Student Loan assistance.

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General Chemistry 1 and 2, labs required 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 1 and 2, labs required 8 12
Biochemistry Biochemistry I, no lab required 3 4
Microbiology Microbiology, lab required 4 6
Biology/Biological Science Biology for Majors: Choose from Human Anatomy & Physiology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Immunology, Biology 1, Biology 2 8 12
Math Calculus I 4 6
Statistics Statistics 3 4
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Speech/Public Speaking 3 4
English Composition / Writing English Composition I and II 6 8
Economics Economics - choose from Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Accounting I 3 4
Social/Behavioral Science General Psychology or General Sociology 3 4
General Elective(s) Other Electives 11 17
Students may complete remaining prerequisite courses during the summer prior to enrollment.
Grades below C cannot be accepted for any math or science course
Advanced Placement (AP) credit may be used to satisfy prerequisite coursework provided the AP credit is accepted by the applicant's institution and is posted on the applicant's official academic transcript
All science courses must be majors courses; non-majors courses will not fulfill the requirements
Calculus - Business Calculus is not acceptable
The speech requirement should be fulfilled with a public speaking course
No credit toward the 64 semester hour requirement will be accepted for military science or physical education courses
Although only 64 semester hours are required, students must have a minimum of 72 hours of undergraduate coursework completed prior to enrollment to be eligible for consideration for graduate and professional level Federal Student Loan assistance.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
For more information visit our website: https://www.harding.edu/academics/colleges-departments/pharmacy
N/A
No

Observation Hours

No

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Faculty Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Family Member: CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Recommended but not required
Yes
Recommended but not required
Yes
Applicants must have three letters of recommendation sent directly to PharmCAS. These letters should focus on the applicant's academic and professional abilities. Having at least one reference from a pharmacist is highly recommended.

Residency

No
No

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Foreign (non-US) Citizens, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Harding University College of Pharmacy will not accept or review foreign course work. Courses completed at a college or university outside of the United States must be evaluated by World Education Servies (WES) www.wes.org or a similar organization. Credit will be given only for the number of hours as evaluated by WES or that is transferred to a U.S. accredited college or university. All accepted applicants, including those who are not a US Citizen or US Permanent Resident, MUST have a U.S. Social Security number in order to gain an Arkansas Pharmacy Intern License. A Valid US Social Security number is required to be eligible for placement into Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE).
Yes
International students who are non-native English speaking must send TOEFL scores to PharmCAS. The TOEFL is not required if an applicant completes a B.A. or B.S. degree within the United States.

Interviews

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Applicants should plan for an interview day that begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at approximately 1:00 p.m. The day begins with a brief overview of the program and then proceeds to a series of multiple mini interviews, followed by a 20 minute writing assessment. Interviewees will have an opportunity to meet with currently enrolled student pharmacists during a lunch that is provided.

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Admitted students should make an initial deposit of $200 that is due 2 weeks from receipt of acceptance letter. The second deposit of $300 is due by March 1. The third deposit of $300 is due April 1, for a total deposit of $800.
  • August 23, 2021
New student orientation begins one week prior to the first day of classes. Orientation is set for August 16-20, 2021.
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No