Campbell University
College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Kimberly Whitted 
      • Admissions Coordinator 
      • Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences  
      • PO Box 1090 
      • Buies Creek 
      • North Carolina 
      • 27506  
      • Phone (Work): 1-800-760-9734 ext. 1690  
      • Phone (Fax): 910-893-1937 
      • Email: 

    • Website:

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2015:  March 2, 2015

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • 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
      • 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:
    • 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, by James Archibald Campbell, a North Carolina preacher who believed that no student should be denied admission because of lack of funds. In 1926, the school attained junior college status and changed its name from Buies Creek Academy to Campbell Junior College. In 1961, Campbell became a senior college. The name was changed to Campbell University on June 6, 1979.

    Graduate Programs were begun in 1977, with the Master of Education degree. The Master of Science in Government was established in 1982. The Campbell University School of Law was founded in 1976, and the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business was begun in 1983. The Schools of Pharmacy and Education were established in 1985. The Divinity School was established in 1996. The School of Osteopathic Medicine was established in 2013.


    College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

    Campbell University began addressing health care issues in 1985 with the establishment of the nationally acclaimed School of Pharmacy, which was the first new pharmacy program founded in the United States in more than 35 years. In addition to the doctor of pharmacy program, the college offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Clinical Research and Pharmaceutical Sciences.  In 2009, the institution’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.



    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.



    The pre-pharmacy curriculum for admission to the doctor of pharmacy program at Campbell University is designed to ensure a student's basic understanding of the sciences as well as liberal arts. The curriculum consists of a strong core in the physical sciences in addition to mathematics and communications skills. The liberal arts component is prescribed to ensure that students receive a well-rounded education and can converse well with their peers and society upon graduation.
    The foundation of the professional curriculum at the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences is constructed similar to medical schools today. Students receive two years of basic sciences with training in pharmaceutical sciences courses that include anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, immunology, medical microbiology, pharmacology, and pharmaceutics.  The last two years of the program are designated for the clinical science portion of the curriculum. Students complete courses in diagnosis and therapeutics, in addition to clinical clerkships in the areas of internal medicine, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, ambulatory care, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, metabolic support, and drug information. Clerkships in several other clinical disciplines are available.
    Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences provides a unique learning environment where Doctor of Pharmacy students may concurrently pursue an additional master's degree. Qualified students may choose to complete a Master in Business Administration, Master of Science in Clinical Research, Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, or Master of Science in Public Health while obtaining their Doctor of Pharmacy degree. By completing one of the four dual degree programs, students have the opportunity to differentiate themselves from their peers with the additional educational experience. The outcome is a more diversified graduate with greater options for advancement and success in a variety of health care positions. 
    For more information on Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sceinces dual degree programs, please visit our webpage:


    Admissions Requirements

    Applicants to the Campbell University Pharm.D. program are reviewed and evaluated on the following selection criteria: academic performance in the pre-pharmacy curriculum at an accredited college or university in the United States; a personal admissions interview with a member of the Admissions Committee in which the applicants will be evaluated on their ability to communicate and express sincerity and motivation to pursue a career in the profession of pharmacy; 3 letters of recommendation; satisfactory completion of the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT); supplemental application; completion of the requirements set forth by the University for all applicants such as submission of transcripts for all college work completed and medical forms, etc.
    Students are evaluated and admitted for the class that commences in the fall of each academic year. At this time, spring admissions are not being considered. Since Campbell University is a private institution, students can compete for admission equally without regard to their home state, sex, race, creed, color or national origin.
    The admissions process of the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences at Campbell University is designed to ensure that students will succeed academically at the institution; to confirm that students are willing to comply with the rigors of a pharmaceutical education; to ensure that students are dedicated to the pursuit of a Pharm.D. degree in order to offer the highest level of practice available to patients; to determine that students will represent Campbell University in a favorable manner upon graduation; and to confirm that students understand the professional demands of a pharmacist in our society.

    Visit the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences web page at

  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number interviewed for fall 2014 entering class: 350
    • Estimated number accepted for fall 2014 entering class: 240
    • Estimated fall 2014 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 108
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program: 12
    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: 36
    • Estimated percent of males in 2014 entering class: 36%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2014 entering class: 64%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.48
    • Estimated number of students to be interviewed: 350
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: N/A
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2015 entering class: N/A
    • Number of TRANSFER seats available for fall 2015 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)
    • Age RANGE of entering students, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 18-48
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 10.5:1

  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 2015 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 64  94 
      Calculus: Ex. Calculus I, Analytical Geometry & Calculus  4-5 
      Physics: Physics for health science professions majors (need not be calculus based)  
      General Chemistry* - General Chemistry I at 4 semester hours, General Chemistry II at 4 semester hours  12 
      Organic Chemistry* - Organic Chemistry I at 4 semester hours, Organic Chemistry II at 4 semester hours  12 
      Biological Sciences*(12 hours are STRONGLY recommended): Recommended: General Biology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, &/or Microbiology. Also Appropriate: Immunology, CellBiology, Genetics, Medical Terminology, Biochemistry.  12 
      English Composition**: English courses must be writing intensive. Basic literature courses will not be accepted. (ex. English Composition) 
      Humanities**: Ex. Literature, Philosophy, Music, Art, Drama, Foreign Language  
      Social Sciences**: Ex. Religion, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology  
      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 
      Electives**: Suggested: Statistics, any Pharmaceutical Sciences or Clinical Research courses, any advanced biology or chemistry courses. Also, certain business electives may be used to meet the requirements of the dual Pharm.D./MBA program.  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. 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, and Organic Chemistry must have a lab associated with the course.  When available, lab-based Biological Sciences are preferred.

      **If a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree has already been completed these classes will not be required.

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? Yes

  9. Tests ↑ 

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

        July 2014, September 2014, October/November 2014, and January 2015

      • 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. 

  10. Experience ↑ 

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

        Experience is highly recommended/preferred, but not required

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? No
    • 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 do 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 3 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 Dates:
      • October - May 
    • Details: 

      Applicants who are chosen for an interview will be interviewed by at least one committee member and one current student pharmacist. In addition, there is also a multiple mini interview session, along with a studen panel. The entire interview process typically takes about 3 to 4 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 October 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 2015 
      • Details: It is mandatory that all accepted students attend orientation. Orientation will be held in August 2015 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: It will be in August 2015. 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.