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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 the 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, 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.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Chemistry, labs required||8||12|
|Microeconomics or Macroeconomics||3||4|
|General Psychology or General Sociology||3||4|
|Biochemistry I, no lab required||3||4|
|Biology for Majors: Choose from Human Anatomy & Physiology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Immunology, Biology 1, Biology 2||8||12|
|Microbiology, lab required||4||6|
|Organic Chemistry, lab required||8||12|
|English Composition I and II||6||8|
Obtaining the Supplemental Application:
The last acceptable testing window for regular admission is January 2017.
International students who are non-native English speaking must send TOEFL scores. Harding University's TOEFL score code is 6267. The TOEFL is not required if an applicant completes a B.A. or B.S. degree within the United States.
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.
International students must have a U.S. social security number in order to gain an Arkansas Pharmacy Intern License.
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.
Applicants should plan for an interview day that begins around 8:30 a.m. and concludes at approximately 12:30 p.m. The day begins with a brief overview of the program, and proceeds to a series of multiple mini interviews. The Nelson Denny Reading Test is administered during the interview day. Interviewees will have an opportunity to meet with currently enrolled student pharmacists.