Requirements


Beginning each fall, members of the next class are selected using a modified rolling admissions procedure.

Important Dates

  • PharmCAS & Supplemental Application Deadline – June 2, 2021
  • PharmCAS Early Decision Deadline – September 8, 2020
  • Priority Deadline for Fall 2021 – May 1, 2021

Campbell Pharmacy Admission Requirements

  1. Applicants must complete a minimum of 64 prerequisite credit hours prior to enrollment into the PharmD program
    • All requirements must be completed at a regionally accredited U.S. institution with a letter grade of C or higher.
    • Applicants with a minimum PharmCAS grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale in all coursework attempted will be considered for admission.

Prerequisites for Applicants With a Bachelor’s Degree

  • Applicants with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution are required to complete the math and science prerequisites.
    • Bachelor’s degree must be conferred prior to entrance into the program.
    • Math and Science Requirements
      • Calculus – 3 credit hours (example: Calculus I, Analytical Geometry & Calculus)
      • Physics with lab – 4 credit hours (physics for health professions majors – does not need to be calculus based)
      • General chemistry with lab – 8 credit hours
      • Organic chemistry with lab – 7 – 8 credit hours
      • General Biology with lab – 4 credit hours
      • Human Anatomy & Physiology with lab – 4 credit hours (one course covering the whole body, or a two-course progression)
      • Microbiology with lab – 4 credit hours
      • Statistics – 3 credit hours

Prerequisites for Applicants Without a Bachelor’s Degree

  • Applicants who have not earned a bachelor’s degree are required to complete the non-science prerequisites in addition to the math and science prerequisites.
  • Electives coursework may include basic science, math or liberal arts courses; however, advanced science coursework (chemistry, biological sciences, pharmaceutical sciences and clinical sciences) is beneficial in preparation for the program.
  • Math and Science Requirements
    • Calculus – 3 credit hours (example: Calculus I, Analytical Geometry & Calculus)
    • Physics with lab – 4 credit hours (physics for health professions majors – does not need to be calculus based)
    • General chemistry with lab – 8 credit hours
    • Organic chemistry with lab – 8 credit hours
    • General Biology with lab – 4 credit hours
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology with lab – 4 credit hours (one course covering the whole body, or a two-course progression)
    • Microbiology with lab – 4 credit hours
    • Statistics – 3 credit hours
  • Non-Science Requirements (Only required for applicants who have not earned a bachelor’s degree.)
    • English Composition – 6 credit hours (courses must be writing intensive; basic literature courses will not be accepted)
    • Humanities/Fine Arts or Social/Behavior Science – 12 credit hours (Literature, Philosophy, Music, Art, Drama, Foreign Language, Religion, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology)
    • Electives –8 credit hours (recommended: pharmaceutical sciences, clinical research, advanced biology or chemistry courses; several business electives may also meet the requirements of the dual PharmD/MBA program)

International Applicants

  1. International applicants are eligible for admission if they have completed all prerequisite courses at an accredited U.S. institution. No international coursework will be accepted. All transcripts, PCAT scores, and letters of recommendation must be sent to PharmCAS.
  2. All documents required by the International Admissions Office must be received when requested in order to be eligible to receive U.S. student visas.
  3. If English is not the applicant’s native language, applicants 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.

PharmCAS

  • Submit Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) application online at www.pharmcas.org
    • Official transcripts for all college coursework attempted (including planned or in-progress coursework) and Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) scores must be submitted to PharmCAS for verification purposes
    • Submit three letters of recommendations to PharmCAS.
      • One letter from a science professor is strongly preferred
      • One letter from a pharmacist is strongly preferred
  • Submit free Campbell supplemental application
    • Upload professional headshot

PharmCAS Academic Update

For applicants currently enrolled in classes, it is imperative to update newly completed coursework in PharmCAS during the Fall and Spring Academic Updates.

  • Submit official transcripts to PharmCAS after fall grades are available to update their application
  • Submit official transcripts with spring grades directly to the CPHS Office of Admissions

Interviews

Completed application packages are evaluated using a holistic review process to determine the applicant’s potential as a student pharmacist. Qualified applicants are offered an interview.

Components of the interview:

  • Welcome and introductory session
  • Three groups are formed and rotate through:
    • Modified Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) with seven stations
    • Group activity
    • Additional information session
  • Lunch with student ambassadors, faculty and staff beginning with informal question and answer session with the Admissions Committee.
  • Optional campus tour led by Student Pharmacists

Screening & Background Check

Applicants gaining acceptance to the Campbell Doctor of Pharmacy program are required to submit to a urine drug screen and a criminal background check through the PharmCAS system. Results of these screens which violate policies and procedures of CPHS, Campbell University, or one the affiliated institutions may have a negative impact on the candidate’s ability to matriculate into the program.