New 3.5 Year Curriculum

PCAT no longer required for admission!
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Contact Information

New 3.5 Year Curriculum

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
  • Name: Kyle Raney
    Title: Pharmacy Recruiter
    Office: Henry and Grace Farrar Center for Health Sciences, Suite 101
    Phone (Work): (501) 279-5528
    Email: kraney@harding.edu
Yes

Program Application Deadline

March 1, 2022
December 1, 2021
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Yes
Private
No
Quarter (3 terms per academic year)
* Other
* 2 - 3.5 (at least two years of pre-pharmacy study followed by three and a half years of professional study)
Not Required
Yes
Early assurance
Yes

Last Entering Class

35
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MSHI or MHIIM (Health Informatics)
Yes
Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
Masters of Science in Information Science (MSIS)
Yes

Program Description

Harding University College of Pharmacy offers a three and a half year program of study leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The program begins with a combination of didactic instruction and early pharmacy practice experiences, followed by immersive 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.
Yes

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.
Yes

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 spring prior to enrollment.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
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
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
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

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

Observation Hours

No
Yes

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.
Yes

Residency

No
No
Yes

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.
No
Yes

Interviews

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
On interview day, you will meet with the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions and other Harding University representatives, as well as members of our student body. In addition to your interview with the College of Pharmacy faculty, there will be an overview of the Pharmacy program and a virtual tour of the College.
Yes

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 $250 that is due by March 1.
  • 2022-06-06
New student orientation begins one week prior to the first day of classes. Orientation is set for August 15-19, 2022.
Yes
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes