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  Mar 08, 2021
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
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Adviser: Cindy White, Ph.D.

Schools of pharmacy typically require two or three years of preprofessional course work before application to pharmacy school. Most schools of pharmacy require a strong GPA and relatively high scores on the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT). The PCAT may be taken in January, July, or September. Since the College of Pharmacy at Harding has "rolling admissions," it is to the student's advantage to take the PCAT as early as he or she feels ready. The following outline meets the entrance requirements of the Harding University College of Pharmacy. The student should obtain the admissions requirements of other schools of pharmacy to which they may wish to apply and plan their curriculum accordingly. Information regarding the admissions process and individual colleges of pharmacy may be found at Prepharmacy students are encouraged to work closely with the prepharmacy adviser as they plan their coursework.

Students who:  1) complete all the science and math requirements after high school at Harding, 2) complete all of Harding's liberal arts requirements for a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 25 of these hours taken at Harding, and 3) successfully complete the entire first year curriculum in the first professional year at an approved college of pharmacy may, upon request, receive a bachelor of science degree in Health Sciences.  AP credit, CLEP credit, and dual enrollment credit earned while in high school are exempt from the above restrictions.  This 3+1 program should be carefully planned with the prepharmacy adviser. Students who complete a baccalaureate degree before entering pharmacy school are not eligible for a second baccalaureate.

First Year

Second Year

Spring: 16 Hours

Third Year

Fall: 17 Hours

Spring: 16 Hours


*Students inadequately prepared for MATH 201  or CHEM 121  must take leveling courses.

**Required only for the 3+1 Bachelor of Science degree.

***For the 3+1 Bachelor of Science degree, the following courses must be selected: ART 101 , MUS 101 , or THEA 101 ; HIST 101  or HIST 102 ; HIST 110  or HIST 111 ; ENG 201  or ENG 202 ; and BMIS 280 , BMIS 386 , or BMIS 388 .

Additional information about the Harding University College of Pharmacy may be found at

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