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. In 1934 Harding was moved to its present site in Searcy, Ark. 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. We are, at our core, a Christian university.

Harding’s mission is to provide a quality education that will lead to an understanding and philosophy of life consistent with Christian ideals. Explore this section to learn more about our mission, our history and what makes us stand apart as a Christian university.

Available Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Cardiac Function & Interventional Technology
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Communication
  • Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Distance Education In Bible & Ministry
  • Education
  • Engineering & Physics
  • English Language & Literature
  • Exercise & Sport Sciences
  • Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Family Ministry
  • Foreign Languages & International Studies
  • History & Political Science
  • Humanities
  • Kinesiology
  • Leadership & Ministry
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Humanities
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Preaching
  • Preprofessional Health Sciences
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Theatre
  • World Missions

Harding University Locations

  • Searcy, AR