Approval to Operate
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education Disclosures
The information within is accurate at the time of publication. Students are responsible for informing themselves of and satisfactorily meeting all requirements pertinent to their relationship with the University. Students and others who use this catalog should be aware that the information changes from time to time at the sole discretion of California Health Sciences University (CHSU) and that these changes might alter information contained in this publication. Any such changes may be obtained in the addendum to the catalog. CHSU reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to make any changes to all rules, policies, procedures and any other information that pertains to students or the institution including, but not limited to, admission, registration, tuition and fees, attendance, curriculum requirements, conduct, academic standing, candidacy and graduation. This catalog does not constitute a contract, or terms or conditions of contract between the student, faculty and/or staff at CHSU.
The California Health Sciences University College of Pharmacy and the College of Osteopathic Medicine is a private institution that is approved to operate as such by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. “Approval to Operate” means that California Health Sciences University is in compliance with state standards as set forth in CEC94897 (1).
Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 1747 North Market, Suite 225, Sacramento, CA 95834, http://www.bppe.ca.gov/, Phone: (888) 370-7589 or (916) 431-6959 or Fax: (916)263-1897.
WASC Senior College and University Commission (“WSCUC”)
California Health Sciences University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). WSCUC is a regional accreditor. Regional accreditation is a form of institutional accreditation that involves a comprehensive review of all institutional functions. Regional accrediting organizations do not accredit individual programs, although new programs are actively reviewed through the substantive change process.
More information on WSCUC accreditation, including the process to file a complaint directly with WSCUC can be found on the website at: www.wscuc.org. WSCUC is located at: 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, Phone: (510) 748-9001, Fax: (510) 748-9797.
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
ACPE Accreditation Disclosure Statement
Accreditation status regarding the 4-Year Doctor of Pharmacy Program for Classes enrolled between 2021-2024
The California Health Sciences University College of Pharmacy’s 4-Year Doctor of Pharmacy program has had its pre-accreditation status withdrawn by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60603, 312/664-3575; FAX, 866/228-2631, website www.acpe-accredit.org, for issues of non-compliance with the following standards: Standard No. 8: Organization and Governance, Standard No 18: Faculty and Staff – Quantitative Factors, and Standard No. 22: Practice Facilities. For an explanation of withdrawal of the program’s status, consult the Office of the Dean or ACPE. In cooperation with ACPE, the College is implementing a teach-out plan that will afford currently enrolled students in the Classes of 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024 the same rights and privileges as graduates from a program holding ACPE Candidate status.
More information on ACPE accreditation, including the process to file a complaint directly with ACPE, can be found on its website at www.acpe-accredit.org. ACPE is located at 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60503 and can be reached by phone at 312-664-3575 or by fax at 312-664-4652.
With respect to clarification of the meaning of Candidate status, graduates of a program so designed would, in the opinion of ACPE, have the same rights and privileges of those graduates from an accredited program. The Candidate status denotes a developmental program that is expected to mature in accord with stated plans within a defined time period. It should be underscored, however, that decisions concerning eligibility for licensure by examination or reciprocity reside with the respective state boards of pharmacy in accordance with their state statutes and administrative rules. Should Candidate status be awarded to a program, ACPE would, however, make its position known and make recommendations consistent with that position.
Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA)
The California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine was awarded pre-accreditation status during the April 23-25, 2020 meeting of the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) accredits osteopathic medical education programs leading to the DO degree in the United States (programmatic accreditation). The COCA also accredits free-standing colleges of osteopathic medicine where no other educational program is offered (institutional accreditation) and serves as the federal Title IV gatekeeper for those institutions. By assessing the compliance of osteopathic medical education programs based on the nationally accepted standards of the COCA, we serve the interests of the public and of the students enrolled in our Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (COMs). To achieve and maintain accreditation, an osteopathic medical education program leading to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree must meet the standards found on the COCA website: https://osteopathic.org.
Information on how to file a complaint directly with COCA can be found on its website at https://osteopathic.org. COCA is located at 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611 and can be reached by phone at 888-626-9262.