Office of Student Affairs
The mission of the Office of Student Affairs is to facilitate student academic success, career development, and personal growth for pharmacy students through the development and implementation of programs and processes encompassing academics and scholarship, advising, recruitment, and retention. Advising efforts consist of proactive, interactive, and holistic approaches to addressing academic and personal concerns of students. The emphasis in working with students is on providing supportive guidance to assist their decision-making processes.
An advisor advises students about their academic decisions. It is important for students to meet regularly with their advisors to ensure that they are fulfilling their requirements and developing strategies and practices for academic success. An advisor is a resource for College and university support in academic growth and development. An advisor shares considered options for extracurricular choices, volunteer service experiences, or student employment issues.
Career development and personal growth activities are important and dynamic of the pharmacy profession. They vary and include topics related to the integration of academic success, personal assessment, career exploration, job searches, professional practice transition activities/programs in classes, student group activities, and alumni/industry presentations.
- Click here to view the Academic Calendar for the current year.
- For more information on admissions criteria and an application, please click here.
- The Rangel College of Pharmacy viewbook serves to introduce prospective students to the mission and vision of the College and provides information about regional location, academics, cost & tuition, scholarships, student life and organizations, and many other aspects. To download the viewbook, please click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
- For frequently asked questions and answers, please click here.
Disclaimer Note to Student & College/School Offices of Academic and Student Affairs
This Student Handbook is intended for information purposes only. It is not a statement of official policy of the Texas A&M System Health Science Center. The provisions of this Student Handbook do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, between any applicant, student, or faculty member and the Texas A&M System. Although every effort has been made to verify the accuracy of information in this publication, the Texas A&M System, the Texas A&M Health Science Center, and the HSC-Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy reserves the right to change course offerings, fees, tuition, academic calendars, curricula, degree requirements, graduation procedures, and any other requirement affecting students. Changes will become effective whenever the proper authorities so determine and will apply to both prospective students and those already enrolled. The College, at all times, retains the right to dismiss a student who does not attain and maintain adequate academic or clinical performance or who does not exhibit the personal and professional qualifications required for the practice of pharmacy.
Updates and changes are made annually to the handbook. Anyone with suggestions for amending or changing any of the information in this handbook should make those suggestions in writing to the HSC-COP Office of Student Affairs. The Texas Health Science Center and the HSC-College of Pharmacy reserve the right to make changes to policies and procedures without notice as necessitated by governing authorities or administrative needs.
Detailed instructions on processes related to the Offices of the Registrar, Financial Aid, and Finance can be obtained by contacting the respective office or visiting their websites. Again, this handbook is meant to be a quick reference tool to assist the student with “general” processing information.
- Click here to download a copy of the Student Handbook (PDF format).
- For a complete listing of the College of Pharmacy's student organizations, please click here.
For more information on our current scholarships as well as an application, please click here.