Harding University

Harding began as a senior college in 1924, when two junior colleges, Arkansas Christian College and Harper College, merged their facilities and assets, adopted the new name of Harding College, and located on the campus of Arkansas Christian in Morrilton, Ark. Harper had been founded in 1915 in Harper, Kan., and Arkansas Christian had been chartered in 1919. Upon completion of a study begun in May 1978, the board of trustees approved the study's recommended change of Harding to university status, and on Aug. 27, 1979, the name of the institution officially became Harding University.

The college was named in memory of James A. Harding, co-founder and first president of Nashville Bible School (now David Lipscomb University) in Nashville, Tenn. A preacher, teacher and Christian educator, James A. Harding inspired his co-workers and associates with an enthusiasm for Christian education that remains a significant tradition at Harding University. With the merger J.N. Armstrong, who had served five years as Harper's president, became president of Harding College, and A.S. Croom, president of Arkansas Christian for two years, ... [ Read All ]

Searcy

United States

Address:
915 E. Market Ave
Arkansas
72149
Phone: 501-279-4426
Website: http://www.harding.edu/ar


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Our Aims

Harding University is a private Christian institution of higher education committed to the tradition of the liberal arts and sciences. It is composed of the following academic units: a College of Arts and Humanities, a College of Bible and Religion, a College of Business Administration, a College of Education, a College of Nursing, a College of Sciences; and graduate programs in business, education, marriage and family therapy, physician assistant studies, and religion. The University serves a diverse, coeducational student body from across the United States and around the world, although the primary constituency for students and financial support is the fellowship of the churches of Christ. The board of trustees, the administration and the faculty believe that the freedom to pursue truth and high academic achievement is compatible with the Christian principles to which the University is committed. The faculty is dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service, and to their role as models of Christian living. The University community seeks to provide an environment that both supports students and challenges them to real...  [ Read All ]


Location and Getting there

Searcy is located within 10 hours from several major U.S. cities.

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Department and information about the department

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Academic Staff and Description

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News and Events

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Information For  Undergraduates

Art & Design Majors:
Art Education
Art Therapy
Fine Arts
Graphic Design
Interior Design

http://www.harding.edu/art/majors.html
 


Information For  International Students

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Alumni

http://www.harding.edu/Alumni.html  


Student Life

The social aspect of Harding University - the pursuit of an education within a Christian social environment is of paramount importance to the University's mission. The Office of Student Life is responsible for the overview of student activities which includes residential life, personal and social wellness, academic efforts, and emotional and spiritual wellness.

http://www.harding.edu/StuLife/  


Accommodation

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How To Apply

Apply Online:
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Visit us (open days)

Visiting Harding University is the best way to experience it.

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Request a prospectus (Number, e-mail or follow link)

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