Campbell University

College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Kimberly Whitted
Director of Admissions

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


Program Deadline (back to top)

PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019: June 3, 2019

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation

Program Information (back to top)

Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Institution Type: Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Type of academic term:
  • Block
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


    Open Houses and Pharmacy Workshops:

  • Dates


    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:

Program Description (back to top)

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, Master of Athletic Training, MS in Public Health, MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences, MS in Clinical Research Online, BS in Clinical Research, BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences BS in Nursing 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: Master of Science in Public Health, Master of Science in Clinical Research (online), Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Master of 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
  • 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 cumulative PharmCAS 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 completing 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

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. In 2018, Campbell surpassed the ASHP Residency Match Rate average of 65% by 16.5 percentage points:



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.


Program Statistics and Criteria (back to top)

Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 300
Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 180
Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 108
Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: N/A
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: N/A
Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 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)
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 32%
Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 68%
Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.26
Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 19-44
Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 3.5:1

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

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: 32
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 2019 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 
General Biology with lab  
Microbiology with lab (a lab component MUST be included)  3-4  5-6 
Human Anatomy & Physiology with lab - 4 credit hours (one course covering the whole body, or a two-course progression) 
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/Fine Arts or Social/Behavior Science: Ex. Literature, Philosophy, Music, Art, Drama, Foreign Language, Religion, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology (only required for applicants who have not earned a bachelor's degree).  12  18 
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.


AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework


Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required


Details: A supplemental application and professional headshot must be submitted in order for your supplemental application to be processed. The supplemental application and photo must be processed online; we do not accept paper applications. Apply here:
Deadline: May 27, 2019Received by deadline
Obtaining the Supplemental Application:

Please visit our website at to complete your supplemental application.

Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?


The oldest PCAT considered: 5 years old

July 2018, September 2018, October/November 2018, and January 2019

Note: Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
TOEFL® required?



If English is not the applicant's native language, the applicant must submit official scores for the TOEFL >100 (internet-based) or IELTS (>7.0, with no individual band score below 6). Applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree in English in the U.S. are not required to submit English proficiency test scores. 

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

Experience (back to top)

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

Residency (back to top)

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

Foreign Applicants (back to top)

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.

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 regionally accredited institution.

Letters of Reference (back to top)

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 (3) letters of recommendation sent through PharmCAS by the application deadline. We recommend one (1) from a pharmacist, one (1) 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


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

Interviews (back to top)

Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
Interview Format:
  • Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
  • Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interview Dates:
  • August 2018 - May 2019

Applicants who are selected for an interview will enage in multiple mini interviews (MMI), and a group activity. The entire interview process typically takes about four to five hours; however, not all of this time is spent interviewing.

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

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 two weeks from the date of the acceptance email.
Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?


Amount: $2,000.00
Due: Typically two weeks from the date the acceptance email is sent.
Refundable? No
Details: Applicant needs to have his/her $2,000.00 non-refundable deposit postmarked or submitted online by the date specified in the acceptance email and the printed acceptance letter, typically two weeks from the sent date of the acceptance email.
New Student Orientation Information:
  • August 2019
First day of classes and/or matriculation: The first day of class is typically in 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