Academic Advising

Academic advisors are your go-to resource for successfully navigating your undergraduate career. An academic advisor can help you explore academic and professional options, connect with resources across campus, and develop a course plan that will allow you to progress toward graduation.

COVID-19 UPDATE:  All advising appointments are currently being held virtually through Zoom  (video conference). Your advisor is also available to answer questions via email. Schedule your Zoom advising appointment with either Maia or Rebecca AT THIS LINK.  

Academic Advisors

Rebecca Field
Academic Coordinator, Undergraduate Studies
Academic Advisor for PharmSci majors with Advanced Standing, PharmSci transfer students, and PharmD Early Assurance
rfield@pharmacy.arizona.edu
520-626-4353
Drachman Hall room B107 (currently not in the office)

Schedule an appointment with Rebecca by going to Trellis Advise.

Maia Schneider, MA, BS
Academic Advisor for PharmSci majors working toward Advanced Standing, and for students interested in declaring the major
mschneider@pharmacy.arizona.edu
520-626-1616
Drachman Hall room B107 (currently not in the office)

Schedule an appointmetn with Maia by going to Trellis Advise.  

Other Advising Services

Pre-Health Advising

Advisors from the Pre-Health Advising Office can help you explore career paths in the health professions and ensure that you are on track for professional program admission. They advise students who are interested pursuing careers in medicine, dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, physician’s assistance, etc. Your Pharmaceutical Sciences major advisor can make sure you are on track with basic academic requirements for your professional program of choice, but a Pre-Health Advisor will be able to connect you with numerous additional resources and opportunities.

Other UA Academic Advisors 

If you are interested in exploring options for a minor or double major, you may meet with an advisor in that program. You can access contact info for all advisors on campus at the Advising Resource Center.

Academic Resources

Undergraduate Academic Catalog

All university policies are outlined in the academic catalog. Your advisor can help you navigate the catalog, but you are ultimately responsible for understanding university policies and how they impact your academic career. BSPS students should also be aware of other pharmacy-specific policies and processes.

Calendar of Dates and Deadlines

Almost all academic actions are tied to a specific deadline. If you are interested in dropping a class, registering for the upcoming semester, or applying for graduation, there is a deadline that you need to meet. Check the official UA Calendar of Dates and Deadlines to see upcoming deadlines, and talk to your academic advisor with any questions.

Tutoring/Study Groups/Writing Support

The UA Think Tank provides free drop-in tutoring, writing assistance, and supplemental instruction for popular UA courses. Use Think Tank Resources early in the semester in order to stay on track with your coursework. These services aren’t just for students who are struggling! The Think Tank can also connect students with fee-based individualized tutoring, exam prep courses, and specialized workshops.
 

PharmSci Student Advisory Board

The Student Advisory Board (SAB) is a team of PharmSci majors who represent the interests of the BSPS student population.  Our SAB consists of 6 outstanding students who have volunteered to help us create engaging programming for PharmSci students, to meet with prospective studnets, and to provide mentorship.  Although they are not advisors, the SAB members are available to talk to new students about their experiences as students. If you have questions about this major, extracurricular activities, or anything else regarding student life, please reach out to any one of our SAB members. They are excited to get to know you!  You can learn more about our current SAB members here.