New 3.5 Year Curriculum

PCAT no longer required for admission!
Published Survey
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Created: Thu, 09/05/2019 - 15:15
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Contact Information
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New 3.5 Year Curriculum

PCAT no longer required for admission!

Institution Address:
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Street 1: HU Box 12230
Street 2: 915 E Market Street
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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::
- http://www.harding.edu/pharmacy/

Contact Information Video::
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I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Program Application Deadline
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Final Application Deadline:
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What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program?: March 1, 2022
Final Application Deadline Description::
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Priority Application Deadline:
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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. :
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I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Program Information
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Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below:: Full Accreditation 
Satellite/Branch campuses::
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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)
Program Structure:
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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
Alternative Enrollment Options:
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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

Last Entering Class
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Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class:: 35
I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees
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Dual Degree:
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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
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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.


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I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria
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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

Course Prerequisites
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List of Course Prerequisites::
Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: General Chemistry 1 and 2, labs required
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Quarter Hours (Min): 12
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Course Subject: Chemistry
Course Title: Organic Chemistry 1 and 2, labs required
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Quarter Hours (Min): 12
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Course Subject: Biochemistry
Course Title: Biochemistry I, no lab required
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Microbiology
Course Title: Microbiology, lab required
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Biology/Biological Science
Course Title: Biology for Majors:  Choose from Human Anatomy & Physiology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Immunology, Biology 1, Biology 2
Semester Hours (Min): 8
Quarter Hours (Min): 12
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Course Subject: Math
Course Title: Calculus I
Semester Hours (Min): 4
Quarter Hours (Min): 6
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Course Subject: Statistics
Course Title: Statistics 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Communication / Speech (Verbal)
Course Title: Speech/Public Speaking 
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: English Composition / Writing
Course Title: English Composition I and II
Semester Hours (Min): 6
Quarter Hours (Min): 8
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Course Subject: Economics
Course Title: Economics - choose from Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Accounting I
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: Social/Behavioral Science
Course Title: General Psychology or General Sociology
Semester Hours (Min): 3
Quarter Hours (Min): 4
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Course Subject: General Elective(s)
Course Title: Other Electives
Semester Hours (Min): 11
Quarter Hours (Min): 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

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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

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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. 

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I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Supplemental Materials
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Supplemental Requirements:
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Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS?: No

Supplemental Application Fee:
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Will your institution require a supplemental application fee?: No

Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements::
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I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

PCAT and Other Tests
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Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy:: Optional
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Additional PCAT information::
For more information visit our website:  https://www.harding.edu/academics/colleges-departments/pharmacy    

Minimum composite PCAT score considered:: N/A
Other Admission Tests:
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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

Observation Hours
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Observation Hours Required:
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Does your program require pharmacy observation hours?: No

I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)
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Evaluations Required:
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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.:
Clergy: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Co-Worker: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Employer: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Faculty Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Family Member: CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
Friend: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Health Care Professional: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Pharmacist: CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
Politician: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Pre-Health Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Professor (Liberal Arts): NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Professor (Math): NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Professor (Science): NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Supervisor: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)
Teaching Assistant: NO ANSWER (evaluator type will not show on page)

Committee Letters:
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What is your college/school policy on committee letters? : Recommended but not required
Does it count as more than one evaluation?: Yes

Composite Letters:
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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

Residency
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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::
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I would like to mark this section as done.: Yes

International Applicants
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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.  

Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs for Current Pharmacists
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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

Interviews
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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

Accepted Applicants
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Deposits:
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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::
- 2022-06-06

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

Background Checks and Drug Screenings
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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