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2017 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin 
2017 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Welcome to Campbell University


The Campbell University Bulletin of Undergraduate Studies 2017 documents many aspects of the University, including its history and organization as well as its academic policies and procedures.

The terms “Catalog” and “Bulletin” are used synonymously throughout this document.

The primary means of distributing the Campbell University Bulletin of Undergraduate Studies 2017 is through Campbell University’s website.

Interested parties should always refer to http://courses.campbell.edu/ for the most current version and addenda to the Campbell University Bulletin.

Copyright© 2017 Campbell University

Welcome to Campbell!

This catalog (or bulletin) has been prepared to introduce you to Campbell University.

Through it, you will learn of the talented and friendly student body, high-quality faculty, excellent academic programs, beautiful campus and facilities, and many friends who support Campbell and contribute to the fulfillment of its mission. As you read about Campbell, we want you to gain a perspective of what it is like to live and study at one of the finest universities in the eastern United States.

Selecting a quality university should include certain criteria.

A school where the individual counts: Campbell University is a friendly campus where small classes encourage closer relationships among students and faculty. The individual student is very important to fellow students, faculty, and the administrative staff.

Meaningful programs: With a tradition of academic excellence, Campbell readily introduces new programs that reflect the professional and vocational developments of our nation and world. Intramural and intercollegiate athletics combine with academics to make Campbell an exciting place to study and play.

A pleasant social and cultural environment: Campbell is a coeducational, private university located in central North Carolina. All of the North Carolina counties, a majority of the fifty states and numerous foreign countries are represented in the student body. The distribution of male and female students is almost equal. The climate in Buies Creek is mild with opportunities for outdoor sports throughout the year.

Campbell University Mission Statement

The mission of Campbell University is to graduate students with exemplary academic and professional skills who are prepared for purposeful lives and meaningful service. The University is informed and inspired by its Baptist heritage and three basic theological and biblical presuppositions: learning is appointed and conserved by God as essential to the fulfillment of human destiny; in Christ all things consist and find ultimate unity; and the Kingdom of God in this world is rooted and grounded in Christian community. The University embraces the conviction that there is no conflict between the life of faith and the life of inquiry.

To fulfill its mission, the University:

  1. presents a worldview informed by Christian principles and perspectives;
  2. affirms that truth is revelatory and transcendent as well as empirical and rational, and that all truth finds its unity in Jesus Christ;
  3. influences development of moral courage, social sensitivity, and ethical responsibility;
  4. gathers a diverse community of learners;
  5. delivers academic instruction in the liberal arts and sciences and professional preparation at both undergraduate and graduate levels through traditional, extended campus, and online programs;
  6. transfers to students the vast body of knowledge and values accumulated over the ages;
  7. encourages students to think critically and creatively;
  8. fosters the development of intellectual vitality, physical wellness, and aesthetic sensibility;
  9. forges a community of learning that is committed to the pursuit, discovery, and dissemination of knowledge;
  10. provides students with servant leadership opportunities;
  11. cooperates with other educational institutions to expand learning opportunities for students;
  12. offers service and other opportunities to the greater community through athletics, continuing education, and cultural enrichment programming.

Approved by the Board of Trustees, April 23, 2014

Code of Honor

Christian higher education has always been a major concern and integral part of Baptist life in North Carolina. Consequently, over the years, Christian universities and the church have stood as partners. Campbell University plays an important role in the mission of the church and the mission of the Kingdom of God on earth.

Campbell University is Christian but not sectarian. Each year, many religious denominations and faiths are represented on the campus. However, it is expected that all those who attend the University will be sympathetic to its stated purposes.

As a Christian university, Campbell is committed to teaching students to think with Christian values as their basic guidelines. Accordingly, it is incumbent upon the University to provide its students with a code of honorable behavior that in its observance makes more nearly possible an environment whereby the student can grow spiritually, morally, and intellectually.

To perpetuate these Christian ideals and principles, it is the responsibility of each student to maintain a high standard of personal behavior. Thus, a student who matriculates at Campbell University should demonstrate a willingness to abide by the following code while a member of the student body.

The Code of Ethics of Campbell University arises directly out of the institution’s Mission Statement.

The basic principles which guide the development of Christian character and govern Christian behavior are to be found in the Scriptures. Moral law is the gift of God and is fully revealed in the teachings of Jesus Christ.

The student, by virtue of enrollment, agrees to abide by the rules and moral precepts which govern the University community. Because of the University’s commitment to the Lordship of Christ over every area of life, wholehearted obedience to moral law as set forth in the Old and New Testaments and exemplified in the life of Christ applies to every member of the University community, regardless of position.

While the Bible does not provide a specific teaching regarding all social practices, its emphasis on general principles is unmistakable, particularly in circumstances where lack of self-restraint would be harmful or offensive to others.

Out of these general principles come certain concrete expectations which should be viewed not negatively but as practical guidelines for conduct and for a productive way of life:

  • To uphold at all times and in all places, both on- and off-campus, the University’s Mission Statement.
  • To protect the property rights of others from theft, damage, or misuse.
  • To adhere to all college policies and regulations, including the rules governing the use of facilities, housing on and off the campus, and campus organizations.
  • To obey, respect, and uphold the law of the land.
  • To refrain from the possession, use, or distribution of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances.
  • To maintain a standard of dress this insures neatness, cleanliness, and appropriateness of attire.
  • To exhibit good taste, decency, and restraint at all times, refraining from disorderly conduct and indecent, profane, or obscene expression.
  • To be honest in all behavior, never cheating, plagiarizing, or knowingly giving false information.
  • To abstain from any sexual relations outside the bonds of marriage.
  • To exemplify principles of honor, integrity, and morality, and to help others fulfill their obligations under this code.

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook is published annually and is available on the University’s website under Current Students. It is reviewed and approved by the Administration and represents the official policies, regulations and procedures relating to student housing, student support services, student conduct and the University disciplinary system. The handbook also contains official policies relating to campus safety. When a student is admitted to Campbell University, the student becomes responsible for knowing and abiding by all rules and regulations of the University as published in the University Bulletin and the Student Handbook.

Statements of Compliance

Campbell University maintains a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment as approved the by Trustees and issued by the President. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Accordingly, the University is committed to administering all educational and employment activities without discrimination as to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ethnicity or national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status and any other characteristic protected by law, except where appropriate and authorized by law. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, the following employment decisions and practices: hiring; upgrading; promotions; demotions or transfers; layoffs; recalls; terminations; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; selection for training, including apprenticeship; and recruitment or recruitment advertising.

Inquiries regarding the University’s equal opportunity policies may be directed to the HR Department, P. O. Box 595, Buies Creek, NC 27506.

Employees and applicants of Campbell University will not be subjected to any form of harassment or discrimination for exercising rights protected by, or because of their participation in, an investigation or compliance review related to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998, or any other federal or state nondiscrimination law, rule, or regulation.

For further information go to: http://www.campbell.edu/about/employment/

If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any manner as described above, you should notify your supervisor; department manager; or, as an alternative, the Vice President for Business and Treasurer, or the President. Campbell University will continue to direct its management personnel to take such action as may be required to prevent behavior prohibited by this policy. All matters will be investigated and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken, up to and including termination of employment, if necessary. Retaliation against anyone who complains of or witnesses behavior contrary to this policy is also prohibited.

Campbell University also maintains affirmative action programs to implement our equal employment opportunity policy. Employees or applicants who wish to review appropriate portions of these affirmative action programs may schedule an appointment to do so by contacting the Vice President for Business and Treasurer at the Buies Creek campus, during normal business hours.

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

Under the provisions of this law, students in post-secondary education have the right to inspect and review their school records, as defined by law. Other than for “Directory Information,” Campbell University will release information only with the student’s written consent and/or in compliance with federal law and regulation, and will use “Directory Information” in the best interests of the student. “Directory Information” at Campbell University is defined as: name, academic majors and minors, academic classification (freshman, sophomore, etc.), and e-mail addresses.

Rehabilitation Act of 1973

In accordance with Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Campbell University does not discriminate on the basis of handicap in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries may be directed to James O. Roberts, Post Office Box 97, Buies Creek, North Carolina 27506.

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) as amended (ADAAA)

Campbell University complies with the provisions of this law. Inquiries may be directed to James O Roberts, Post Office Box 97, Buies Creek, North Carolina 27506.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681, et seq)

Campbell University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for men and women, and as such, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, age, national origin, religion or disability, or status as a veteran, except where exemption is appropriate and allowed by law in admissions nor in the administration of educational programs, activities, and policies and Title IX requires it not discriminate in such a manner. Students who believe they have been subjected to discrimination or harassment in violation of this policy should follow the procedure outlined in the Student Handbook for a Title IX violation. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to: Mrs. Kellie Slappey Nothstine, Title IX Coordinator, P.O. Box 95 (Wallace Student Center, Room 237), Buies Creek, NC, 27506, (910) 893-2039/FAX (910) 893-1534; nothstine@campbell.edu. Inquiries may also be directed to the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, District of Columbia Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400Maryland Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20202-1475. Telephone:(202) 453-6020; Facsimile:(202) 453-6021; Email: OCR.DC@ed.gov

Students who believe they have been subjected to discrimination or harassment in violation of Title IX should follow the procedure outlined in Undergraduate Student Handbook (https://www.campbell.edu/policies/title-ix/title-ix-policies-and-procedures/) for a Title IX violation. If you believe you have been the subject of sexual assault, harassment, discrimination, or violence, this should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator. The process involves an immediate initial investigation to determine if there is reasonable cause to believe the nondiscrimination policy has been violated. If so, the University will initiate a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation. This investigation is designed to provide a fair and reliable determination about whether the University’s nondiscrimination policy has been violated. If so, the University will implement a prompt and effective remedy designed to end the discrimination, prevent its recurrence and address its effects. Please refer to the Student Handbook for the policy and procedures.

Academic Facilities

Academic facilities at Campbell University are designated primarily for use in the education of Campbell University students; other uses, although quite worthy in themselves, and of benefit to the community, are not to interfere with that primary function.

The Application of this Bulletin to Campbell University Students:

All students on all campuses who matriculate after August 1, 2017 will be governed by the provisions of this Bulletin (or Catalog); normally, students will graduate under the provisions of the Bulletin in force at the time of their initial registration and advisement so long as the student is continuously enrolled in a Campbell program.  (Usually, this document is updated and published annually.) Changes to policies between revisions of the Bulletin will be made directly to the document and annotated as such.

From one year to the next, subtle changes may occur in the majors and minors represented in the Bulletin. These changes are reflected in a student’s program evaluation. When students enter the University, the student file is “stamped” with a bulletin year. Thus, students entering Campbell University in the fall semester 2017 will be “stamped” with a 2017 starting term. The requirements for that starting term will be reflected in the student information system which is updated in August prior to the beginning of each fall semester. Students are responsible for the degree, major, and minor requirements (if applicable) for the academic year in which they enter the University. Furthermore, students are responsible for using the Program Evaluation feature available to them through their WebAccess accounts to inform them of changes in course, major, and degree requirements associated with their unique catalog entrance date. The Program Evaluation available to the student is the same instrument used by the Registrar’s Office to perform final audits for graduate certification.

Any student whose continuous enrollment at the University is interrupted by a semester or more shall be subject to the graduation requirements in the Bulletin (Program Evaluation) in effect at the time of readmission. Any exception to this policy must be approved by the appropriate academic Dean in consultation with the University Registrar.

This Bulletin is intended as a guideline for students and should not be construed as an offer to contract or as a contract between Campbell University, Incorporated, and any student or a warranty of any entitlements, programs, regulations, or benefits set forth herein. The University reserves the right to change this Bulletin or any of its policies, regulations, charges, rules, schedules, and courses without notice and to make such changes applicable thenceforth, not only to new students, but also to students already registered. The University reserves the right to correct errors in its printed and electronic materials. The University also reserves the right to interpret its own policies. This Bulletin supersedes all previous editions of this Bulletin.

All undergraduate students at Campbell University are subject to the provisions of the student honor code. All students are responsible for being completely familiar with the provisions thereof; ignorance of those regulations does not constitute a defense against a charge of violation of the honor code.


Academic Calendar and Schedule 2017–2019





Faculty Orientation

Th. - Fri., Aug. 17-18

Th.- Fri., Aug. 16-17

Registration Schedule Resolution Day

Mon., Aug. 21

Mon., Aug. 20


Tu., Aug. 22

Tu., Aug. 21

Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m.

Wed., Aug. 23

Wed., Aug. 22

Drop/Add Begins 3:00 p.m.

Fri., Aug. 25

Fri., Aug. 24

Last Day to Register

Wed., Aug. 30

Wed., Aug. 29

Labor Day Holiday

Mon., Sept. 4

Mon., Sept. 3

Last Day to Drop w/out a Grade

Wed., Sept. 13

Wed., Sept. 12

Enrollment Certification Day (Census Date)

Th., Sept. 14

Th., Sept. 13

Family Weekend

Fri.-Sun., Sept. 29 - Oct. 1

Fri. - Sun., Sept. 28-30

Mid-Term Grades Due if on Paper Rosters

Wed., Oct. 11

Wed., Oct. 10

Mid-Term Recess Begins, 8:00 a.m.

Th., Oct. 12

Th., Oct. 11

Mid-Term Grades Due if Keyed by Faculty

Fri., Oct. 13

Fri., Oct. 12

Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m.

Mon., Oct. 16

Mon., Oct. 15


Sat., Oct. 28

Sat., Oct. 20

Last Day to Withdraw with a W

Mon., Oct. 30

Mon., Oct. 29

Advisement Begins - Ends

Mon., Oct. 9 - Fri., Nov. 10

Mon., Oct. 8 - Fri., Nov. 9

Thanksgiving Holiday Begins, 8:00 a. m.

Wed., Nov. 22

Wed., Nov. 21

Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m.

Mon., Nov. 27

Mon., Nov. 26

Monday Replacement Day

Tu., Dec. 5

Tu., Dec. 4

Reading Day

Wed., Dec. 6

Wed., Dec. 5

Exams Begin

Th., Dec. 7

Th., Dec. 6

Exams End

Tu., Dec. 12

Tu., Dec. 11

Grades Due - Senior 9:00 a.m.

Wed., Dec. 13

Wed., Dec. 12


Sat., Dec. 16

Sat., Dec. 15

Grades Due - All Other 9:00 a.m.

Wed., Dec. 20

Wed., Dec. 19







Registration Schedule Resolution Day

Mon., Jan. 8

Mon., Jan. 7


Tu., Jan. 9

Tu., Jan. 8

Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m.

Wed., Jan. 10

Wed., Jan. 9

Drop/Add Begins, 3:00 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 12

Fri., Jan. 11

Martin Luther King Holiday

Mon., Jan. 15

Mon., Jan. 21

Last Day to Register

Wed., Jan. 17

Wed., Jan. 16

Last Day to Drop w/out a Grade

Th., Feb. 1

Th., Jan. 31

Founders Week

Mon., Feb. 5 - Fri., Feb. 8

Mon., Feb. 4 - Fri., Feb. 8

Enrollment Certification Date (Census Date)

Fri., Feb. 2

Fri., Feb. 1

Mid-Term Recess Begins, 8:00 a.m.

Mon., Mar. 5

Mon., Mar. 4

Mid-Term Grades Due if on Paper Rosters

Wed., Mar. 7

Wed., Mar. 6

Mid-Term Grades Due if Keyed by Faculty

Fri., Mar. 9

Fri., Mar. 8

Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m.

Mon., Mar. 12

Mon., Mar. 11

Last Day to Withdraw with a W

Mon., Mar. 19

Mon., Mar. 18

Advisement Begins - Ends

Mon., Mar. 19 - Fri., Apr. 20

Mon., Mar. 18 - Fri., Apr. 22

Easter Holiday

Fri., Mar. 30

Fri., Apr. 19

Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m.

Mon., Apr. 2

Mon., Apr. 22

Monday Replacement Day

Tu., Apr. 24

Tu., Apr. 23

Baccalaureate Service

Wed., Apr. 25

Wed., Apr. 24

Reading Day

Th., Apr. 26

Th., Apr. 25

Exams Begin

Fri., Apr. 27

Fri., Apr. 26

Exams End

Wed., May 2

Wed., May 1

Grades Due - Seniors 9:00 a.m.

Fri., May 4

Fri., May 3

Grades Due - All Other 9:00 a.m.

Wed., May 9

Wed., May 8

Graduation (Law)

Fri., May 11

Fri., May 10

Graduation (Pharmacy School)

Fri., May 11

Fri., May 10

Graduation (Divinity)

Fri., May 11

Fri., May 10

Graduation:  Undergraduate & Graduate:

Sat. May 12

Sat., May 11

College of Arts & Sciences, School of Ed.,



L-F School of Business



Graduation: CUSOM










Mon., May 21

Mon., May 20

Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m.

Tu., May 22

Tu., May 21

Last Day to Drop/Add

Fri., May 25

Fri., May 24

Last Day to Register

Fri., May 25

Fri., May 24

Memorial Day Observation (Holiday)

Mon., May 28

Mon., May 27


Fri., June 22

Fri., June 21

Grades Due, 9:00 a.m.

Mon., June 25

Mon. June 24








Mon., June 25

Mon., June 24

Classes Begin, 8:00 a.m.

Tu., June 26

Tu., June 25

Last Day to Drop/Add

Fri., June 29

Fri., June 28

Last Day to Register

Fri., June 29

Fri., June 28

Independence Day Holiday

Wed., July 4

Th., July 4


Fri., July 27

Fri., July 26

Grades Due, 9:00 a.m.

Mon., July 30

Mon., July 29

Graduation Certification Day

Fri., Aug. 31

Fri., Aug. 30