Colleges and Schools
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program offerings available at our colleges and schools.
College of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Established in 1891, the College of Agriculture and Food Sciences (CAFS) enjoys a rich educational legacy due to its history as the original land-grant component implemented at FAMU. CAFS students are exposed to a broad variety of enriching educational and professional experiences. Through the tripartite concept embraced by the land-grant institutions, students are fully prepared to become highly qualified professionals in the agriculture and food sciences professions through rigorous teaching, research and outreach methods.
College of Education
The College of Education (COE) is often considered the cornerstone college of FAMU. It was the first and only college, department or major within the university at its inception in 1887. Today, COE continues to provide relevant curriculum for elementary, secondary and graduate education programs, and assumes leadership for the selection, guidance and professional preparation of teacher educators and practitioners who will serve in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools, as well as other related agencies. COE also provides a substantial foundation for advanced study through a foundation of general education, a planned sequence in professional education and rigorous graduate programs providing preparation post-graduate work.
FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering is the joint engineering school for FAMU and Florida State University, and it is the only shared college of engineering in the nation. Located less than three miles from each campus, students enroll and graduate as either Rattlers or Seminoles and begin their college experience on the home campus. Once prerequisites have been completed, they study together at the engineering building. The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering is surrounded by eight partner research centers and a national laboratory. This unique collaboration between a top historically black university (HBCU) and a Tier-1 research institution is a great place to learn cutting-edge engineering skills in a diverse environment.
College of Law
Located in Orlando, the fourth-fastest growing city in the U.S. and the fastest growing city in Florida, the FAMU College of Law is surrounded by government offices, major law firms, large corporations and legal services agencies, and it is just steps from the George C. Young United States Courthouse and Federal Building. The curriculum emphasizes theoretical coursework, practical experience, public service and professionalism. The state-of-the-art facility boasts a four-story law library with more than 300,000 volumes, and the ceremonial moot courtroom hosts special events, including oral arguments before Justices of the Appellate Court.
College of Pharmacy and
FAMU's College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS) has a rich history of producing high-caliber graduates capable of providing exceptional pharmaceutical care. Our unique program focuses on academic excellence, research superiority and community service which allows us to prepare students for leading roles in the practice of pharmacy, research and public health.
College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
The College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (CSSAH) is a multidisciplinary college connecting students to the world with an array of learning opportunities including research, internships, service learning, online instruction and experiential scholarship. The integrated curriculum provides an expansive understanding of the arts, anthropology, history, criminal justice, geography and humanities.
College of Science and Technology
FAMU's College of Science and Technology is dedicated to preparing students by providing an open atmosphere where students encounter faculty and staff who are caring, passionate and vested in their success. Our faculty uses relevant techniques and pedagogy to strengthen student capability in solving problems independently, thereby producing responsible citizens focused on contributing to science and technology to enhance society. The college includes programs of study in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics, and students may pursue a diverse array of majors in the bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs.
School of Allied Health Sciences
FAMU is the number one producer of African American allied health professionals in the State of Florida, and the School of Allied Health Sciences (SOAHS) is one of three health professional schools at FAMU. The school was established to provide access to quality education in a group of rapidly growing health professions and is consists of six divisions: Cardiopulmonary Science, Health Care Management, Health Informatics and Information Management, Health Science, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. Since its inception in 1982, the SOAHS has experienced continuous involvement in education, practice and research contributing to the strong reputation of each of the accredited academic divisions.
School of Architecture and
The School of Architecture and Engineering Technology (SAET) began in 1975 as a State University System of Florida Center of Excellence, and was designed to diversify the university and the practices of architecture, construction and electronic engineering. SAET offers accredited graduate degrees in architecture and in facilities management, and undergraduate accredited degrees in architecture, construction engineering technology and electronic engineering technology. In 2018, FAMU was recognized by Diverse Issues in Higher Education as a national leader in awarding bachelor and master’s degrees in architecture to African Americans. SAET’s diverse student body reflects a commitment to freshmen enrichment and numerous state college transfer partnerships, and balances a commitment to rigorous STEM education with industry responsive degree programs.
School of Business and Industry
FAMU's School of Business and Industry (SBI) was established in 1974 to prepare talented students from around the nation and the world to thrive in a competitive global market. Nearly four decades later, the outstanding record of SBI’s achievements is known worldwide among corporate executives and recruiters who frequently visit SBI to observe and review its academic, professional development and internship programs, as well as recruit SBI students. Tom Peters, in his bestselling book, "A Passion for Excellence," described SBI as “the Marine corps of business schools: pride, poise, excellence!” Successful SBI alumni hold positions in businesses and industries around the globe, and work in professions including, but not limited to, government agencies, education and entrepreneurial ventures.
School of the Environment
FAMU'S School of the Environment provides instruction, conducts research, engages in professional and community service and facilitates technology to protect the environment and develop remedies for existing environmental challenges. The school provides education of environmental science and policies and prepares students scientifically and intellectually to address present and future environmental science issues.
School of Graduate Studies and Research
The School of Graduate Studies and Research (SGSR) has the principal responsibility of working in collaboration with the various schools, colleges and institutes to maintain, develop, coordinate and monitor the policies and procedures governing all graduate programs. Graduate study is available in ten schools and colleges. Collectively, these entities offer over 40 master's degree programs, one professional doctorate and 12 doctoral degrees.
School of Journalism and
As the first accredited program of its kind among the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), FAMU's School of Journalism and Graphic Communication (SJGC) is a distinguished leader for producing high-caliber communicators; and since its founding in 1982, SJGC consistently receives high marks for the quality of its graduates. Students have earned awards and honors for their work on multiple media platforms from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences College Awards, the Associated Press, CNN and they have received the coveted William Randolph Hearst Medallion. SJGC is composed of two divisions: journalism and graphic communication. Students showcase their talents and gain experience through student-run media including the award-winning Famuan newspaper, campus television station FAMU-TV, Journey magazine and campus radio station WANM-FM.
School of Nursing
FAMU's School of Nursing is the oldest continuing baccalaureate nursing program in the United States at an historically black college and university (HBCU). Established in 1904 as a hospital-based program, it became the first baccalaureate program in Florida in 1936. The Florida Board of Nursing approved the program and its graduates were permitted to write the licensure examination in 1941. Ten years later, the program obtained accreditation from the Collegiate Board of Review of the National League of Nursing Accreditation Service. Currently, the program offers accredited bachelor's and master's degrees, and the graduate program has traditional and online program options.