Campbell University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate, Baccalaureate, Masters, Education Specialist, and Doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Campbell University. The Commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support the University’s significant non-compliance with an accreditation requirement or standard. Normal inquiries about Campbell University, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the appropriate office of the University and not to the Commission’s office.
Campbell’s Professional Education programs are also accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). The Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association, the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education, and the Divinity School by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
Having opened in 1996, Campbell University Divinity School has more than 215 students seeking degrees in Master of Arts in Christian Education, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry programs. The school has 475 graduates serving literally around the world. They are pastors, missionaries, chaplains, ministers of music, ministers of youth and children, ministers of education, and serve in a variety of other ministries. The Divinity School is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
School of Education
The School of Education offers a Bachelor of Science in elementary education, middle grades education, family studies, and psychology, as well as a Bachelor of Social Work. The School also offers a Master of School Administration, Master of Arts in community counseling, Master of Education (M.Ed.) in school counseling, and M.Ed. in education. In addition, the School offers the professional education component for undergraduate teacher licensure in biology, English, French, family and consumer sciences, mathematics, music, physical education, social studies, and Spanish.
The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has accredited the School of Education.
The Bachelor of Social Work program is accredited through the Council on Social Work Education.
College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Campbell University established its nationally acclaimed College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in 1986, which was the first new pharmacy program founded in the United States in more than 35 years. Since its inception, doctor of pharmacy graduates have maintained a 98 percent passage rate on the national pharmacy board exams. In addition to the pharmacy program, the College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in clinical research and pharmaceutical sciences, a master’s degree in public health, and a professional degree in physician assistant practice. Classes for a new doctor of physical therapy degree will start in 2014.
The College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted provisional accreditation to the Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Campbell University.
Provisional accreditation is an accreditation status. The granting of provisional accreditation indicates that the plans and resource allocation for the proposed program appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards, if fully implemented as planned. Provisional Accreditation does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. Provisional status is limited to no more than three years for any program.
The date for the next comprehensive review of the program by the ARC-PA will be scheduled to occur no earlier than four months after students have entered the clinical phase of the professional program and no later than 6 months after graduation of the first class.
Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
Founded in 1976, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law has an enrollment of over 300 students and enjoys a heritage derived from three distinct traditions—the noble tradition of the legal profession, the Christian tradition, and the finer traditions of the rural South, such as friendliness and self-reliance. It seeks to educate lawyers who are prepared to serve their communities with legal skills and ethical and intellectual leadership.
The law school is accredited by the American Bar Association.
Lundy-Fetterman School of Business
Developed from Campbell’s first Department of Business, established in 1893, the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business was formally established in 1983. It offers undergraduate degrees in business administration, accounting, trust management, computer information systems, economics, international business, and golf management, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree. Reporting an enrollment of approximately 750 students, the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business is one of only 11 schools in the nation to have a golf management program approved by the PGA.
The undergraduate and graduate business programs offered by the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
ACBSP is a global business accreditation organization that provides specialized accreditation for business degree programs. The accreditation applies to the business programs offered on the main campus and at the extended campus locations at Fort Bragg, Camp Lejeune, the RTP Campus and the Law School in Raleigh.
Many of the criteria used in the evaluation process are related to the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program continuous improvement processes. Campbell's programs were evaluated on Leadership, Strategic Planning, Student and Stakeholders Focus, Student Learning and Performance, Faculty and Staff, and Educational Business Process Management. The educational quality of Campbell's business programs was determined by a variety of inputs in the educational process, the educational activities related to the teaching/learning process and the outcomes of these processes.
The business school's Professional Golf Management program is accredited by the Professional Golfers Association.
College of Arts and Sciences
The Athletic Training program, within the Exercise Science department in the College of Arts and Sciences, prepares students to complete the Board of Certification (BOC) Exam and pursue a career as a Certified Athletic Trainer. Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) engages students in both formal instruction and clinical application providing hands-on experience in a broad range of practice settings.
School of Osteopathic Medicine
Campbell University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) has been approved to begin recruiting students for its inaugural class which will begin in August 2013. The Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) decided at its April 21, 2012 meeting to award CUSOM Provisional accreditation status* effective July 1, 2012.
The School of Osteopathic Medicine will begin accepting student applications June 1, 2012.
Campbell’s medical school will eventually graduate 150 physicians each year, many of whom will practice in rural and underserved regions of the state. Students will spend their first two years training in the new medical school at Campbell University. Construction on the 96,500-square-foot facility on Highway 421 began last December and is expected to be completed by May 2013.
* Provisional accreditation status, as outlined by the COCA, means the school would be eligible to actively recruit students, matriculate new students and offer a program of medical instruction with an approved osteopathic curriculum. Provisional status can last for no more than five years and can extend until the year in which CUSOM intends to graduate its first class in May 2017. Until July 1, CUSOM’s status will be listed as “Pre-accreditation with permission to recruit, but not to admit students or offer instruction.”