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.
In addition, Campbell‘s Professional Education programs are 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). Also, the School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association; the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education; the Physician Assistant Program by the Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA); the School of Medicine by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA); and the Divinity School by The Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS). We also have accreditations in the following areas: PGA Golf Management Program by the PGA of America; the Athletic Training Program by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE); and the Business School by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP). For specific accreditation statements and statuses, please read below under the section for each college or school.
Campbell University is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium. SOC, established in 1972, consists of national higher education associations and approximately 1,900 institutional members. SOC Consortium institutional members subscribe to principles and criteria to ensure that quality academic programs are available to military students including those on active duty, Coast Guard personnel, reservists, members of the National Guard, family members, civilian employees of the Department of Defense, and veterans of all Services. As a SOC Consortium member, this institution ensures servicemembers and their family members share in appropriately accredited postsecondary educational opportunities available to other citizens. Flexibility of programs and procedures particularly in admissions, counseling, credit transfer, course articulations, recognition of non-traditional learning experiences, scheduling, course format, and residency requirements are provided to enhance access of military students and their family members to higher education programs. As membership in SOC may change, please consult with the SOC/POC, John Roberson, Dean, Adult & Online Education.
The Divinity School is accredited by The Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS). The following degrees are approved: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Christian Education, Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, and Doctor of Ministry. The School’s policy of decision making regarding faculty, curriculum, degree requirements, and library resources are in accordance with ATS policies and standards.
The School of Education offers a Bachelor of Science in birth to kindergarten education, educational studies, elementary education, middle grades education, special education, and psychology, as well as a Bachelor of Social Work. The School also offers a Master of School Administration, Master of Arts in mental health counseling, Master of Education (M.Ed.) in school counseling, and M.Ed. in education and interdisciplinary studies. In addition the School offers the professional education component for undergraduate teacher licensure in biology, English, mathematics, music, health and physical education, social studies, and Spanish.The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has accredited the professional education programs in the School of Education.
The Bachelor of Social Work program is accredited through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
Campbell University established its nationally acclaimed College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in 1986. It 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 a bachelor of science in nursing, 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 as well as a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
The Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, Illinois 60603-4810; Telephone (312) 664-3575; Website: www.acpe-accredit.org. The College is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Campbell University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.
Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2021. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.
Campbell University’s Master of Public Health program is an applicant for accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health: http://ceph.org/accredited/applicants/.
Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone 703-706-3245; [email protected] is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.
Effective November 6, 2013, Campbell University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: [email protected]). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidacy is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.
The BSN Program received Initial Approval Status from the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON) in January 2014. The NCBON will return for a second site survey and determine whether the program is in compliance with all rules for nursing programs. We anticipate that the Campbell University Department of Nursing will be receiving “Full Approval Status” in the spring of 2018.
Since its founding in 1976, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. Campbell Law boasts more than 3,500 alumni, including more than 2,400 who reside and work in North Carolina. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh.
The Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.
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 accounting, business administration, economics, health care management, international business, marketing, PGA golf management, and trust management. The School of Business also offers two graduate programs leading to the Master of Business Administration and Master of Trust and Wealth Management degrees.
The undergraduate and graduate business programs offered by the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & 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.
The business school's PGA Golf Management program is accredited by the PGA of America.
Campbell University has the distinction of being registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. Graduates of the Trust and Wealth Management Program are eligible to sit for the national CFP® Certification Examinations and earn this most prestigious of all certifications.
[Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and federally registered CFP in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements.]
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 Program (ATP) engages students in both formal instruction and clinical application providing hands-on experience in a broad range of practice settings.
At its April 21-22, 2012 meeting, the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) reviewed the initial awarding of Provisional Accreditation to the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine. The action of the COCA was as follows:
Provisional Accreditation is the highest level of accreditation a new medical school can achieve until the year of graduation of the inaugural class. For more information on COCA Accreditation Standards, CLICK HERE.
The School of Osteopathic Medicine matriculated its first class on August 5, 2013. Campbell University’s medical school will eventually graduate more than 150 physicians each year, many of whom will practice in rural and underserved regions of the state. Students spend their first two years training in the new medical school at Campbell University’s Leon Levine Hall of Medical Sciences, a state-of-the-art 96,500-square-foot facility on Highway 421 completed in May 2013. Students continue their clinical training in their third and fourth years at regional medical facilities across the state.
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