New 3.5 Year Curriculum

PCAT no longer required for admission!
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Institution Name Harding University
College or School Name College of Pharmacy
Short Name Harding U
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PCAT no longer required for admission!
Street 1 HU Box 12230
Street 2 915 E Market Street
Street 3
City Searcy
State Arkansas
Zip 72149-5615
Country United States
Program Location: Arkansas
Admissions Office Contact(s):
  • 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
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program? March 1, 2022
Final Application Deadline Description:
What is the priority application deadline for your program? December 1, 2021
Describe any requirements or incentives for applicants who apply by the priority deadline.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below: Full Accreditation
Satellite/Branch campuses:
Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
Is your institution public or private? Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Academic Term Type: Quarter (3 terms per academic year)
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum? * Other
If Other, please briefly describe: * 2 - 3.5 (at least two years of pre-pharmacy study followed by three and a half years of professional study)
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available? Yes
If Yes to alternate enrollment, check all that apply: Early assurance
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 35
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Target number of Pharm.D. seats for the upcoming P1 entering class: 35
Maximum number of Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 40
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 2
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? Yes
If yes, check all that apply: PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MSHI or MHIIM (Health Informatics)
Does your institution offer a concurrent, double, or second degree program, as defined above? Yes
Provide any additional information regarding dual, concurrent, double, or second degree programs: Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
Masters of Science in Information Science (MSIS)
I would like to mark this section as done. 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.
Program Description Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Minimum Overall GPA: 2.5
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: 2.5
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants: The minimum GPAs listed are preferred minimums.
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 64
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 31
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 96
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 47
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants: 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.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
List of 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
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? Students may complete remaining prerequisite courses during the spring prior to enrollment.
Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Enter any additional information regarding online course prerequisites:
Can applicants use pass/fail classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Enter any additional information regarding pass/fail course prerequisites:
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: 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.
Link to additional course prerequisites information:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS? No
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee? No
Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy: Optional
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:
Additional PCAT information: For more information visit our website: https://www.harding.edu/academics/colleges-departments/pharmacy
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements. No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution? Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required? Three (3)
Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.
  • Faculty Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Family Member: CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Recommended but not required
Does it count as more than one evaluation? Yes
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Recommended but not required
Does it count as more than one evaluation? Yes
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations: 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.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is preference given to state residents? No
Is preference given to residents of other states? No
Additional information about the program’s state residency requirements:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)? Yes
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission: 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)
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Other clarifying information, if necessary: 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).
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores? Yes
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: 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.
Does the institution offer a post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists in the U.S. or abroad? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Interview Format: Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Does the institution offer an online interview option? Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: 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.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description: https://www.harding.edu/academics/colleges-departments/pharmacy
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is a deposit required to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
Is the deposit refundable for any period of time? No
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies: 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.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class:
  • Jun 06, 2022
Additional details for accepted applicants: New student orientation begins one week prior to the first day of classes. Orientation is set for August 15-19, 2022.
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation? Yes
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service? Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Admin Status Published
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AACP Institution Number 351
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