Office of Academic and Student Affairs

The Harrison School of Pharmacy seal in the Walker Building

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs (OASA) holds extensive responsibility over programs that facilitate academic and professional growth among HSOP student pharmacists. A prospective student is often introduced to OASA during the recruitment process, when individuals interested in the pharmacy profession meet with the Director of Recruitment or another member of the staff.

Department staff standing in the lobby of the walker Building

HSOP is a member of the PharmCAS centralized application service, which allows prospective student pharmacists to apply to multiple pharmacy schools using a single web-based application. Between an active recruitment program and participation in PharmCAS, the HSOP continues to attract a very competitive applicant pool for each class of 150 student pharmacists. The HSOP’s student body are attracted from states throughout the southeast United States, but also includes residents of states such as Alaska, Oregon, California, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Kansas.

The OASA is also responsible for student academic progression and assists student pharmacists as needed to facilitate their success. A key component is the supplemental instruction program, which provides additional assistance beyond what is delivered in the classroom. It is targeted for individuals who may need extra support in mastering concepts for some of the more difficult courses; students who have previously taken and excelled in these courses are hired to instruct those needing assistance.

Throughout the academic year, OASA provides administrative oversight and coordination to a variety of annual student events and activities, which include the Scholarship Convocation, Rho Chi Honor Society Initiation, Career Day, Hargreaves Spring Celebration, Awards Ceremony, and Commencement. OASA also administers the school’s awards and scholarship programs.

In recent years, the HSOP’s student-pharmacists have been elected and appointed to prominent leadership positions in national pharmacy organizations. OASA staff members serve as advisors for HSOP’s Student Council, and assist in coordinating activities of other student organizations including:

"The Office of Academic and Student Affairs is here to work with HSOP students from the time they begin the application process through their graduation. Pursuing a degree in Pharmacy is challenging, but rewarding. We are here to help guide students through their course of study at the Harrison School of Pharmacy." – Dr. Paul Jungnickel, Associate Dean.

Last Updated: January 25, 2019