Sep 23, 2020  
2020 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin 
    
2020 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin

Undergraduate Academic Policies


Campbell University offers undergraduate programs leading to the Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.), Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.), Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.), Bachelor of Health Science (B.H.S.) and Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degrees.

General Education at Campbell University

The University is especially proud of its undergraduate liberal arts heritage and educational mission. To this end, specific competencies of the undergraduate educational experience have been identified. Students achieve essential competencies through courses in the General College Curriculum, or GCC, and through courses in the academic major. The General Education Competencies of Campbell University are:

  • Inquiry (Reading, Mathematics, Critical Thinking, Research, and Problem-Solving)
  • Communication (Written, Oral, Non-Verbal)
  • Value Formation (Spiritual, Civic, Cultural, Global Awareness/ Understanding)

The General Education Competencies are introduced through the GCC and reinforced through the academic major, thereby ensuring that all students (including transfers) will develop competency in each area. See Below:

General Requirements for All Undergraduate Degrees

Candidates for undergraduate degrees must:

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

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Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements  

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Requirements  

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements  

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree Requirements  

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Requirements  

Bachelor of Music Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Music Degree Requirements  

Bachelor of Social Work Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Social Work Degree Requirements  

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Requirements (CIP 24.0101)

General College Curriculum for the B.A.S. Degree  

Bachelor of Health Science Degree Requirements (CIP 24.0199)

Bachelor of Health Science Degree Requirements (CIP 24.0199)  

Associate in Arts Degree Requirements

Associate in Arts Degree Requirements  

Associate of Science Degree Requirements

Associate of Science Degree Requirements  

Combined Degree Programs

Several combined degree programs exist for exceptional students. Consult the appropriate academic department for further information.

Second Bachelor’s Degree

Campbell University may grant a second bachelor’s degree to an individual who holds a prior bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, including Campbell University. A candidate for a second bachelor’s degree must complete a minimum of 32 semester hours in residence at Campbell University beyond those hours earned for a prior degree. Of these, at least 12 hours must be completed in the major courses numbered 300 or above. All major, core curriculum/general education (e.g., christian studies, foreign language), and specific degree requirements (e.g., CUC) must be fulfilled.

A student may simultaneously pursue two different bachelor’s degrees from Campbell University by completing all degree requirements for the primary and secondary degrees, and by completing a minimum of 32 semester hours in residence at Campbell University beyond those hours required for the primary degree. Of the additional 32 hours required, at least 12 hours must be completed in the major courses numbered 300 or above. For both degrees (primary and secondary), all major, core curriculum/general education (e.g., christian studies, foreign language), and specific degree requirements (e.g., CUC) must be fulfilled. Candidates who qualify for multiple undergraduate degrees will be recognized during the Commencement ceremony for only one degree; therefore, candidates must decide which degree they prefer to have recognized. When pursuing multiple programs concurrently, qualification in two or more majors in the same degree does not entitle a candidate to two or more degrees.

Students who earned a Bachelor’s degree with Campbell and return for a subsequent Bachelor’s degree will begin with a new GPA calculation. Grades and quality points earned as part of the first degree will not be included in the GPA calculation for the subsequent degree. For information regarding repeat attempts after graduation, please see the Repeat Policy.

Special Considerations for Professional School Admission

The Norman A. Wiggins School of Law will give special consideration in the admissions process for students particpating in the 3+3 program that allows the student to be admitted to Law School after 3 years in undergraduate studies. Currently, this only applies to Liberal Arts studies majors. The student must be an undergraduate Liberal Arts studies major and obtain combined SAT scores of 1800 or higher. The student must also have maintained a 3.50 cumulative grade point average during their undergraduate work at Campbell University and achieved a Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) score equal to or higher than the previous year’s median LSAT score at the law school. All candidates for admission must satisfy the character and fitness requirements of the law school and profession and any other admissions requirements.

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers a Pharmacy Scholar Early Assurance Guarantee for Pre-Pharmacy students. Qualified candidates must be a graduate from an accredited high school in the United States and earned a 3.5 GPA or greater in high school coursework. Candidates will apply for the Pharmacy Scholar Early Assurance Guarantee during the fall semester of the freshman year.  Transfer students are ineligible for the guarantee program.  In addition to the academic requirements outlined in the program, Pharmacy Scholar candidates must apply to the Doctor of Pharmacy program as an Early Decision applicant and must be endorsed by her/his academic adviser. Please refer to the websites: https://cphs.campbell.edu/academic-programs/pharmacy/pre-pharmacy/pharmacy-scholar/  and https://cphs.campbell.edu/academic-programs/pharmacy/doctor-of-pharmacy/early-decision-program/ for detailed requirements of the programs.

Class Attendance Policy

 1.  Students are expected to attend all classes.  There is strong correlation between attendance and success in class.  When absent, students are responsible for the requirements of each course.

2.  Students are required to attend at least 80% of the classes held.  Instructors will maintain attendance records.  Students who do not satisfy the minimum attendance requirement will, by default, be assigned a grade of “F”. 

3.  Although students should attend all classes, no more than of 20% of individual class meetings may be missed.  That total includes both excused and unexcused absences.  Absences for University-sanctioned activities such as participation in academic, athletic, or other school recognized events will be considered excused.  Unusual and unforeseen circumstances such as personal and family emergencies may be considered excused.  Students will be allowed to make up work for excused absences, if possible.  It is the responsibility of the student to complete missed assignments, and when possible, furnish advance notification and documentation to the instructor regarding the absences.  Absences that fall outside of these categories will be considered unexcused meaning that students may not be allowed to make up their work.

  4. In each course syllabus, instructors will clearly state the attendance policy.  The instructor has authority over grade assignment.

 

The following amendment to the Campbell University Undergraduate Attendance Policy is proposed for AY 2020-21 due to the uncertainties caused by the pandemic.

As the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve, Campbell University strives to deliver rigorous academic instruction in the safest possible environment.  In a traditional face-to-face delivery model without the significant impacts of a pandemic, the attendance policy ensures class attendance as an easily documented proxy for course engagement.  The attendance policy strives to ensure student engagement with the discipline and mastery of the course learning objectives.   Due to the necessity of modifications to classroom capacities to accommodate social distancing and the potential for disruptions that will require varied forms of delivery during the semester, modifications to the attendance policy are needed to allow for alternate measures of engagement.  Pandemic related disruptions may include illness of either students or the instructor, exposures requiring quarantine that prevents face-to-face attendance or instruction, or stay-at-home orders which will require engagement outside of a physical presence in a classroom.    

When face-to-face attendance is not possible due to pandemic-related restrictions, course attendance should be evaluated as defined by Title IV of the Higher Education Act.  The following measures of engagement should serve as a measure of course attendance when physical presence is not feasible. 

  • physically attending a class where there is an opportunity for direct interaction between the instructor and students  (can be face-to-face or utilizing technology including Blackboard Collaborate);
  • submitting academic assignments as outlined in the course syllabus;
  • taking an exam, an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction;
  • attending a study group that is assigned by the institution;
  • participating in an online discussion about academic matters; and
  • initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a question about the academic subject studied in the course.

While not as simple as present or absent, documentation of these activities is clear evidence of engagement, participation, and by proxy, attendance in the course.