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.
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 Masters Physician Assistant Practice and Masters in Public Health Programs.
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 joint 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.
The College offers a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The bachelor’s degree is designed to prepare graduates for technical careers in pharmaceutical and related industries. The Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences prepares individuals to enter a fulfilling career in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry or provides career advancement for current industry professionals.
The College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences offers two programs to prepare students for distinguished careers in clinical research. The bachelor's level program is ideally suited to prepare clinical monitors or coordinators for work in contract research organizations (CRO's), pharmaceutical companies, or academia. The master's level program is intended to provide training for individuals who hold degrees in the health-related professions such as human and veterinary medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, and the allied health fields. Graduates who complete this degree have the opportunity to progress from project leader/manager to clinical directors and higher level positions.
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.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Calculus: Ex. Calculus I, Analytical Geometry & Calculus||3||4-5|
|Physics: Physics for health science professions majors (need not be calculus based)||4||6|
|General Chemistry* - General Chemistry I at 4 semester hours, General Chemistry II at 4 semester hours||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry* - Organic Chemistry I at 4 semester hours, Organic Chemistry II at 4 semester hours||8||12|
|BiologicalSciences*(12hoursareSTRONGLY recommended):Recommended:GeneralBiology,HumanAnatomy&Physiology,&orMicrobiology.Also Appropriate:Immunology,CellBiology,Genetics,Medical Terminology,Biochemistry||8||12|
|English Composition**: English courses must be writing intensive. Basic literature courses will not be accepted. (ex. English Composition)||6||9|
|Humanities**: Ex. Literature, Philosophy, Music, Art, Drama, Foreign Language||6||9|
|Social Sciences**: Ex. Religion, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology||6||9|
|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.||3||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|
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.
Please visit our website at http://www.campbell.edu/cphs/academic-programs/pharmd/apply/ to print and complete our supplemental application.
July 2013, September 2013, October/November 2013, and January 2014
The TOEFL is required for applicants who learned English as a foreign language.
Experience is highly recommended/preferred, but not required
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.
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.
Applicants that are chosen for an interview will be interviewed by at least one committee member and one current student pharmacist, 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.