Campbell University
College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2017:  March 1, 2017

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    Submission of a supplemental application is required to have a complete application. It is highly recommended to submit the supplemental application at the time of the PharmCAS application submission.

    • Institution Type: Private
    • Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
    • Type of academic term: 
      • Semester (two terms per academic year)
    • Dual Degree Programs Yes
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
      • PharmD/M.S.
      • PharmD/M.B.A
      • PharmD/M.P.H.
      • Other
      • If Other, please list: PharmD/MS in Clinical Research PharmD/MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences PharmD/MS in Public Health PharmD/MBA
    • Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
    • Open House Information:
      • Dates:  
      • Details: PharmDays: During PharmDays prospective students receive a first-hand impression of what life is like as a pharmacy student at Campbell University. Participants attend classes with one of our current pharmacy students, visit with students and faculty, meet with an admissions counselor and enjoy lunch on us.  
    • Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? Yes
    • Alternative enrollment options available
      • Early assurance
    • Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? Yes
    • Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? Yes
    • Satellite/Branch Campuses:

  5. Program Description ↑ 

    Campbell University

    Campbell University was founded as Buies Creek Academy on January 5, 1887 and began addressing health care issues in 1985 with the establishment of the nationally acclaimed School of Pharmacy. We were the first new pharmacy program founded in the United States in more than 35 years. In 2009, the School of Pharmacy’s name was formally changed to the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences to provide additional health science programs, including the Master of Physician Assistant Practice and Master of Science in Public Health.

    Campbell University is an interprofessional, service-oriented, private, Christian institution offering hands-on, student-centered education and patient-centered training for: Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Physical Therapy,  Master of Physician Assistant Practice, MS Public Health, MS Pharmaceutical Sciences, MS Clinical Research Online, BS Clinical Research and BS Pharmaceutical Sciences as well as outstanding Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Med programs. With a proven track record of board passage rates exceeding 98% since our inception, Campbell has the program you want in the community you need.  We offer dual degrees in PharmD/MS Public Health, PharmD/MS Clinical Research Online, PharmD/MS Pharmaceutical Sciences and PharmD/MBA.  At Campbell your training includes state of the art simulation training equipment, interprofessional collaboration, individualized attention and international mission opportunities.



    Pre-Pharmacy is one of Campbell University's largest undergraduate programs. It is a unique, two-year, non-degree program specially designed to prepare undergraduate students for entry into the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences’ (CPHS) highly regarded and competitive Doctor of Pharmacy program. The curriculum ( also prepares students to enter the bachelor’s program in pharmaceutical sciences, clinical research, or other specific disciplines. 


    Doctor of Pharmacy

    The Doctor of Pharmacy degree ( is the College’s largest program, with more than 25 years of credible training history. Campbell’s pharmacy graduates have maintained a 98 percent passage rate on the national pharmacy board exams and continue to build a legacy as successful leaders, innovators and contributors to the pharmacy profession.  


    Dual Degrees

    Four dual degrees ( are offered with the Doctor of Pharmacy program: public health, clinical research, pharmaceutical sciences and business administration.


    Early Decision

    Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences participates in the PharmCAS Early Decision process. Check out our Early Decision ( website for more details. 

    Early Decision has many benefits for students:

    • Deposit reduced from $2,000 to $250
    • Supplemental application fee ($50) waived
    • Individual meeting with PharmD advisor (virtual or in-person) with insights on how Campbell prepares clinicians for the future and residencies/fellowships. Additional insights into dual degrees, interprofessional education, and scholarships
    • Virtual workshop opportunities
    • Priority for PharmDays">(">)
    • $15,000 Early Decision Dean's Scholarship for early decision applications with a 3.2 GPA and PCAT composite 60th percentile or greater
    • Early Decision applicants are interviewed in August, September, and October
    • A headstart on the housing search for your first semester


    Dean's Scholarship

    This $10,000 scholarship is awarded to all eligible students for their P1 year based upon overall PharmCAS GPA of 3.5 or higher. This scholarship is available for renewal during the P2 year by maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or higher in the P1 year and completed the required leadership activities, community service, and professional involvement.


    Admissions Requirements

    Applicants must complete a minimum of 64 prerequisite credit hours prior to enrollment into the PharmD program.  CPHS utilizes a holistic admissions process considering experience, education, academic ability, leadership and community service.  For more information on our admission requirements, visit our PharmD admission requirements page ( ).


    Residency Opportunities

    Campbell surpassed the ASHP Residency Match Rate ( for Post-Graduate Pharmacy program national average of 65% by eight percentage points. The College has representatives serving residencies in New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and Virginia this cycle. CPHS offers a variety of residency programs. Residents at CPHS are afforded the opportunity to enhance their clinical, research, teaching and critical thinking skills to meet the demands and changes occurring in the profession of pharmacy.



    The mission of the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences is to educate students in a Christian environment to be health care professionals who will function effectively as a part of an interdisciplinary team of health care providers to meet existing and future health care needs and who will provide leadership to their profession and professional organizations.


  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2017 entering class: 300
    • Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2017 entering class: 188
    • Estimated fall 2017 entering class size including early assurance: 108
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2017: N/A
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2017 entering class: N/A
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2017 entering class: N/A
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.5
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: N/A
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 3 or more years, no degree (>60 sem hrs)
    • Estimated percent of males in 2016 entering class: 24%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2016 entering class: 76%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2016 entering class: 3.34
    • Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2016 class: 20-41
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2016 class: 7.28:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 64
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 28
    • Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 94
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Summer 2017 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 64  94 
      Calculus: Ex. Calculus I, Analytical Geometry & Calculus  4-5 
      Physics with lab: Physics for health science professions majors (need not be calculus based)  
      General Chemistry with lab - General Chemistry I at 4 semester hours, General Chemistry II at 4 semester hours  12 
      Organic Chemistry with lab - Organic Chemistry I at 4 semester hours, Organic Chemistry II at 4 semester hours  12 
      Biological Sciences (12 hours are required): General Biology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, & Microbiology, all with lab  12  18 
      Statistics  4-5 
      Economics: Course must be denoted as an economics course in your university catalog. Economics may count as a social science if the matriculant has 64 hours of credit at matriculation.  4-5 
      Public Speaking  4-5 
      English Composition: English courses must be writing intensive. Basic literature courses will not be accepted. (ex. English Composition) (Only required for applicants who have not earned a bachelor's degree.) 
      Humanities: Ex. Literature, Philosophy, Music, Art, Drama, Foreign Language. (Only required for applicants who have not earned a bachelor's degree.) 
      Social Sciences: Ex. Religion, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology (Only required for applicants who have not earned a bachelor's degree.) 
      Electives: Ex. Advanced biology or chemistry courses. Certain business electives may be used to meet the requirements of the dual PharmD/MBA. (Only required for applicants who have not earned a BA/BS degree)  12  18 
    • Additional Information: 

      All matriculants must complete 64 hours of coursework prior to matriculation into the Doctor of Pharmacy program. These credit hours must consist of the science/math core listed as well as economics and public speaking. All matriculants who have not earned a bachelor's degree must also complete the non-science core listed. Electives may be either basic science, math, or liberal arts courses; however, advanced biological and clinical sciences are highly beneficial for the professional program.


      *Physics, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, General Biology, Anatomy & Physiology I, and Microbiology must have a lab associated with the course. When available, lab-based Biological Sciences are preferred.


    • Does your program accept AP credits for prerequisite coursework? Yes

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? Yes

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: 5 years old
      • Details: 

        July 2016, September 2016, October/November 2016, and January 2017

      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? Yes
      • Details: 

        The TOEFL is required for applicants who learned English as a foreign language.

      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • Other required tests or credentials: 

  10. Experience ↑ 

    • Is health care-related experience required? Not required but recommended

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? No
      • Details: 
    • Is preference given to state residents? No
    • Is preference given to residents of other states? No

  12. Foreign Applicants ↑ 

    • Is proof of U.S. residency required? No
    • Are foreign citizens considered? Yes
    • Are U.S. permanent residents considered? Yes
    • Are Canadian citizens considered? Yes
    • Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Do not send any foreign transcript documentation. School only considers U.S. credentials. If you have completed your course prerequisites at a foreign institution, you may be ineligible for admission to these particular pharmacy programs.
    • Details: 

      We consider foreign citizens, US permanent residents, and Canadian citizens as long as the Doctor of Pharmacy pre-requisite coursework has been completed at a United States accredited institution.

  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
      • Number of LORs you accept: Three (3)
      • Are LORs required? Yes
      • Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? to PharmCAS
    • Institution Specific Details: 

      Applicants must have three letters of recommendation sent through PharmCAS by the deadline. We recommend one from a pharmacist, one from a science professor, and the third can be of your choice. However, we will not accept letters from family members or friends.

    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
      • Co-Worker
      • Employer
      • Faculty Adviser
      • Health Care Professional
      • Pharmacist
      • Pre-Health Adviser
      • Professor (Math)
      • Professor (Science)
      • Supervisor
      • Teaching Assistant
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types. 
    • LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: 
      • Family Member
      • Friend
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? Yes
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Format:
      • Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
      • Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
    • Interview Dates:
      • August 2016 - May 2017 
    • Details: 

      Applicants who are chosen for an interview will enage in multiple mini interviews, in addition to a group exercise. The entire interview process typically takes about four to five hours; however, not all of this time is spent during an interview.

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Acceptance letters are mailed following the applicant interview on a continual basis starting in August and ending in June.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Applicant needs to respond by the date stated in his/her acceptance email and printed letter, typically 15 business days from the date of the acceptance email.
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $2,000.00
      • Due: typically 15 business days from the date sent of the acceptance email.
      • Refundable? No
      • Details: Applicant needs to have his/her $2,000.00 non-refundable deposit postmarked or submitted online by the date in the acceptance email and the printed acceptance letter, typically 15 business days from date sent of the acceptance email.
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • August 2017 
      • Details: It is mandatory that all accepted students attend orientation. Orientation will be held in August 2017 but the most up to date orientation dates and White Coat Ceremony date will be given to all applicants upon acceptance.
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: The first day of class is typically the first week of August. The date will be sent out to all accepted students once it is available.
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes
      • Details: Deferred acceptance is considered and is handled on a one-by-one basis. The applicant must submit a written request by mail or email stating why he/she would like to defer acceptance.