Three Henderson State University students have been granted admission to pharmacy schools to pursue Pharm.D. degrees beginning next fall.
Laiken Sorrells of Amity, Jonathan Hardage of Bismarck and Arielle Michael of Bismarck, all received notifications of acceptance earlier this year.
Sorrells will graduate with a B.S. degree in biology in May and enter the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy program.
Hardage will also complete his degree in biology in May and enter the pharmacy program at UAMS.
Michael applied to and was granted admission to Pharm.D. programs at four pharmacy schools, including University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Chicago State University, Southern Illinois University, and UAMS. With her family roots in Illinois, she has chosen to accept the Southern Illinois University offer. Michael is completing her B.S. in Integrated Studies in May.
Successful applicants to Pharm.D. programs must excel in a rigorous combination of biology, chemistry and math courses, score well on a national standardized exam, and complete on-site interviews. The four-year Pharm.D. program allows graduates to become licensed pharmacists after completing a national licensing exam.