Harding U. to Construct New Facility for Pharmacy School

SEARCY, Ark. (AP) - Harding University is preparing to start work on a building that will house its College of Pharmacy and physician assistant program.

Work on the $7.7 million, two-story facility is to begin in June.

The building will house administrative and faculty offices, conference rooms, laboratories, examination rooms, classrooms and a library. The college has begun the process for accreditation for the school.

The university says it expects the College of Pharmacy will start classes in the fall. Harding has begun accepting applications from prospective pharmacy students and say offers have been made to 30 applicants. The first class will have room for 40 students.

The first class of the physician assistant program will graduate in July. That program won accreditation in 2005.

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