Advisors: Cindy White, Ph.D., Dennis Matlock, 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 www.aacp.org. Prepharmacy students are encouraged to work closely with the prepharmacy advisor 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 advisor. Students who complete a baccalaureate degree before entering pharmacy school are not eligible for a second baccalaureate.