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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. For over 125 years, Campbell has been committed to its mission of preparing men and women for purposeful lives and meaningful service. With nationally recognized academic programs and small classes taught by professors, Campbell offers the preparation you need with the small community you want. In today’s world, where scientific and technological advances seem to occur at a constantly accelerating pace, it is crucial for our school to place itself on the cutting edge of medical education innovation and to prepare our students for a medical landscape brimming with challenge and change. In 2009, the college’s name was formally changed to the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences to provide additional health science programs such as: the Doctor of Pharmacy, the Physician Assistant Program, the Doctor of Physical Therapy, and the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine; graduate programs, which include MS Clinical Research, MS Pharmaceutical Sciences, and MS Public Health; undergraduate programs include BS Clinical Research and BS Pharmaceutical Sciences as well as outstanding Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Med programs.

To learn more about the admissions requirements for each program, please click on the programs above. Also, learn from Campbell students by visiting the Student Pharmacists blog – Eat, Sleep, Pharmacology.

Campbell University is a service-oriented, inter-professional teaching institution focused on student-centered education and patient-centered care. CPHS has a proven track record of board passage rates exceeding 98% since our inception. Campbell has state-of-the-art simulation training equipment and facilities. Our central location in North Carolina provides access to the region’s finest hospitals, clinics and health care organizations, many of which of these organizations are partners with the University offering our students clinical rotation, field experience, professional training and employment upon graduation. Our clinical affiliations include: Duke University Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health, GlaxoSmithKline, Novant Health, WakeMed Health & Hospitals, VA Medical Centers and many more. The Research Triangle Park (RTP), one of the oldest and largest science parks in the nation, is located in our backyard and features many companies including GlaxoSmithKline, PAREXEL, PPD and Quintiles. Many companies in the RTP and the surrounding region serve as training grounds for our students.


Campbell University’s main campus occupies over 1300 acres in the Harnett County community of Buies Creek, North Carolina.

Campbell offers the convenience of a small, close-knit campus with the student life amenities of larger institutions. With tree-lined sidewalks criss-crossing the scenic campus, students are able to easily walk to their next class, grab a meal, or bike to the afternoon soccer or football game. Students can also take advantage of our state-of-the-art library, cross-country trails, an indoor pool, athletic and intramural fields, workout areas, multiple eating establishments and a student life center.

Located just 30 miles from the thriving capital city of Raleigh and 30 miles from Fayetteville, Campbell is just a short drive away from hundreds of additional entertainment, shopping, and dining options. And the nearby towns of Lillington, Erwin, and Dunn are all just minutes from Buies Creek. The campus map will demonstrate the layout of our campus.

We care for our students: Student Support Services

Having the best and most successful academic experience starts with the resources of Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences’ (CPHS) Academic Support Services. We’re here to nurture, enhance, and promote your growth and development in the classroom and in other academic settings. Academic Support at CPHS includes the Office of the Dean, the Office of Admissions & Student Affairs, as well as faculty and staff with an open door policy. All are dedicated to helping you reach academic excellence.

Academic Support Services develops and supports programs and services designed to provide the tools and resources needed to assist you academically. We offer a Peer Tutoring Program, stress and time management workshops, CV and resume seminars, study skills and learning style workshops, information dissemination, support for test anxiety, and supplemental instruction. Our doors are always open and our staff is always available to offer the support, advice, encouragement, and resources you need to handle your concerns and meet your challenges.

Dual Degree Programs

Campbell University offers a unique variety of dual degree programs to help you differentiate yourself from graduates across the nation. Our dual degree programs are still expanding, but currently include: PharmD/MBA (Master of Business Administration), PharmD/MSPS (Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences) PharmD/MSCR (Masters of Science in Clinical Research), PharmD/MSPH (Master of Science in Public Health), PA/MSPH (Physician Assistant/Master of Science in Public Health) and a JD/MSPH (Law/Masters of Science in Public Health)

Prepare for the Professional Application Process with our Summer Capstone

Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS) is dedicated to enhancing diversity in the fields of pharmacy and other healthcare professions. To address the needs of citizens in different geographical locations and ethnic groups, the College developed the Healthcare Professionals Readiness & Enrichment Program (H-PREP).

The leading initiative of H-PREP is the Summer Capstone program, a four-day training program at CPHS offered May 18-23, 2013. The Summer Capstone is designed to prepare underrepresented or financially disadvantaged students who are highly qualified in the field of health sciences for admission into CPHS. The curriculum provides excellent educational opportunities for students interested in potential careers in pharmacy and health care industries.

The main focus of H-PREP is to showcase the Campbell University health programs and campus while educating individuals on career options, interviewing and application skills as well as overall professionalism and career goals. H-PREP components include:

  • Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) and Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) preparation
  • Exposure to professionals in various fields of pharmacy and health sciences
  • Professional development, learning styles, goal setting, cultural competency, interviewing and competitive applicant seminars
  • Mentoring opportunities with CPHS faculty, staff and students

Application and prerequisites for the 2013 capstone will be available in September.

Postgraduate Residencies & Fellowships at Campbell

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Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS) offers a variety of pharmacy residency programs and research fellowship opportunities. 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.

Don’t take our word for it, check out one of our many student success stories!

Marie Davies says, “I decided to come to Campbell for the opportunities. Coming from a large university, UC Davis, to a small family feel had its benefits. It was so easy to get involved and participate as a pharmacy advocate, be a leader at the school and national level, and gain experience working right alongside faculty members. Mainly I came for the joint degree. Doing the MSCR joint PharmD program allowed me to keep my options open. Research triangle park is really close by, in Raleigh, and this offered many opportunities for internship and research.

“I graduated from UC Davis with a BS. Not knowing what direction I wanted to take with pharmacy, I did a 5-year program receiving my MSCR and PharmD. This assured me I wanted a career in academia that encompassed research. I am now doing a post-graduate residency at the VA where I teach at UNC, precept students on rotation, get to participate in research, and get to have a broad array of outpatient and inpatient practice settings.”

Brooke Rawls says, “Choosing Campbell for my graduate studies was a no brain-er for me. I did undergraduate work at a large institution which I loved, but I wanted a more focused environment for my graduate work. Campbell provided me with perfect balance of professional guidance, community outreach, social networking and academic family support.”

Her Story: I left NC State university after my Junior year in Zoology,Pre-Med Curriculum. I joined the Pharmacy Class of 2002 at Campbell. It was in the next 4 years that I not only found my love for medicine in pharmacy but also my husband. Those 4 years mark some of my fondest memories of learning experiences and friendships. Upon the completion of my third year I discovered my interest in Primary Care Medicine. I applied for a Campbell Residency in Primary Care. I was accepted in that position and completed a one year residency program with Dr. Steve Fuller. It was my residency experience that propelled me into my next journey, as a clinical pharmacist and innovator. One of my trusted professors in pharmacy School, Dr. Penny Shelton, introduced me to a gentleman that was looking for a chief pharmacist to help him get his pharmacy start up business off the ground, with a new approach to healthcare. I accepted the position as Director of Clinical Services at Physicians Pharmacy Alliance in 2003 post residency, and have since been elevated to Senior Vice President of Product Development and Clinical Initiatives. This job has been both fulfilling professionally and rewarding personally in my 9 year tenure. It is obvious that I wouldn’t be where I am today without both the guidance and support of Campbell University’s academic excellence and staff.

Janna Beavers says, “I chose CPHS because of the family feeling I had from the first moment I stepped on campus. I immediately felt as if I had a place at Campbell and that stayed true throughout pharmacy school. Campbell enabled me to take on leadership opportunities, plan events, and develop myself as a pharmacist and individual.

“I started the joint PharmD/MSCR program in May 2008 and completed all of the MSCR coursework in the following year. I started my P1 year in August 2009. For the next few years, I was deeply involved in various student organizations on campus. I was the founding president of SCCP (Student College of Clinical Pharmacy) and the secretary of my class. I was also involved in other organizations such as Rho Chi, Kappa Psi, SSHP, and Phi Lambda Sigma. During my P3 year, I received the United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award. I completed three different research projects, one of which was my final MSCR project. I presented all three of these projects at national meetings such as AACP, ACCP, and ASHP. During my P4 year, I completed a project at WakeMed on monitoring anti-Xa levels to present at the ACCP and ASHP meetings. I received the ACCP Cardiology PRN Travel Award to aid in costs to attend the ACCP meeting. I was recognized as the student recipient at the Cardiology meeting at the meeting in Florida. I am currently applying for residencies and hope to have a career in clinical pharmacy specializing in cardiology.”

According to Janna, prospective students should choose Campbell University CPHS for the family atmosphere, leadership opportunities and thorough involvement with student organizations and because the faculty know students personally and help them achieve their goals!

“When I originally interviewed for pharmacy school, I did not know a single person in North Carolina. I was intrigued by the joint Pharm.D./MSCR program but honestly never envisioned moving across the country from Pella, Iowa to go to school in North Carolina. However, when I arrived and began to speak with the people in the pharmacy school, I realized God had other plans for me. Yes, the joint-degree was appealing but the people made all the difference. Additionally, for me, the fact that faith in the Lord still proved to be the foundation at Campbell gave me the security to venture out on my own from Iowa. The blessings I have received since doing so are too many to count. My road to Campbell has introduced me to my professional calling in life – to care and serve others as a faculty member and ambulatory care clinical pharmacist. Through the education, support, and training I have received at Campbell, I have gone and grown further in my academic career than I ever thought possible. I have learned from and now work with some of the most talented, inspiring, and compassionate leaders and teachers in pharmacy. This journey has also introduced me to some of my closest friends and even brought my entire family down to live in North Carolina! These past seven years with my Pharmacy Family at Campbell have challenged and inspired my walk with the Lord and helped me grow both personally and professionally.

“During my time at Campbell I have completed my Pharm.D./MSCR and PGY-1 training with an emphasis in ambulatory care. Upon graduation, I had the honor of receiving the Facts and Comparisons 2011 Award of Excellence in Clinical Communications award. Currently, I am the first PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Resident for Campbell University. My primary clinic sites are Cary Healthcare Associates with Dr. Steve Fuller and Glenaire Retirement Community with Dr. Amber McLendon, both in Cary, North Carolina. I also precept fourth year pharmacy students, teach small and large group lectures for the pharmacy school in Buies Creek, and am a part of several service and leadership committees serving the school and students. I have enjoyed being very active in my church and home group in Raleigh and love exploring the beautiful state of North Carolina. I especially enjoy trying the great local restaurants and doing service work around the Raleigh area.

“The Pharmacy Family at Campbell feels like home because you are cared for as an individual. You are supported and given many opportunities to grow and succeed in some of the best learning environments in the country. Additionally, the College has faculty and staff who are dedicated, kind, and committed to their own personal growth. During fourth year rotations, I was reminded I was in the right place when I realized that even though the rotation was difficult, I was learning a lot and having so much fun at the same time. During the beginning of December I interviewed for multiple faculty positions with other schools of pharmacy around the country. What I realized when it was all said and done, was there is truly no place like “home.” I am very grateful to my Pharmacy Family at Campbell for making such a great impact on my life because now I know where I will always be able to call my home.”

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