About Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Academic Excellence, Affordability, and Diversity
FAMU’s academic achievements are what set it apart as a unique learning experience. In 2014, FAMU was recognized among the 2014 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best National Universities.” The U.S. News & World Report lists FAMU as the top public historically black college or university in the nation for 2015. It is also listed among The Princeton Review’s “Best in the Southeast” colleges and is one of the top picks for providing a high quality education at an affordable price in Florida, according to The College Database (2013).
FAMU values diversity in thought, perspective, and culture. The University enrolls nearly 10,000 students hailing from across the United States and more than 70 countries, including several African countries, the Bahamas, Brazil, Indonesia, China, and the United Arab Emirates, to name a few. The student body includes representatives from all ethnic, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds.
A Wide Range of Academic Degree Programs Makes FAMU a Good Choice for Students
Students seeking a challenging academic foundation will find a variety of programs to meet their career objectives at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. The University offers 54 bachelor’s degrees, 29 master’s degrees, three professional degrees, and 12 doctoral programs in a wide range of academic areas.
The most popular undergraduate programs are business administration, biology, criminal justice, and allied health. Other majors are available in every field, from animal science to engineering and nursing. Additionally, the school offers several distinctive degree programs. These include such majors as jazz studies, cardiopulmonary sciences, journalism and health informatics and management.
FAMU Leads Community Dialogue Through Scholarly Institutes and Centers
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is home to a wide variety of institutes and centers where faculty and students conduct research to develop real-world solutions to society’s challenges.
The newest addition is the Sustainability Institute, which will focus on economic growth and job creation by seeking solutions through a multi-partnership effort that includes external and internal strategic alliances. Students and faculty will work closely with international stakeholders to provide solutions to global socio-economic, ecological, and energy sustainability issues.
The Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research was established by the Florida Legislature in 1978 to provide leadership, and to undertake research and development activities that will contribute to industry growth in Florida and the southeastern United States. The Center conducts research in the areas of grape genetics and breeding, vineyard best management practices, product development, grape biotechnology, and small fruit evaluation and production methods. Each year, the Center hosts the Grape Harvest Festival to educate the community on the economic importance of native Florida varieties of small fruit.
Housed in the Department of Physics at FAMU, the Center for Plasma Science and Technology (CePaST) is one of the premier centers for the study of plasmas in the state of Florida. CePaST is home to a highly successful team of faculty, students, and researchers dedicated to new science and new applications of theoretical, experimental, and computational plasma physics. Major programs include remote sensing research in the nation’s defense, fusion, and plasma research for alternative power and advanced materials, and advanced computations research in support of plasmas and photonics physics.
Learn more about FAMU’s Institutes and Centers online. [http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?academics&CentersandInstitutes ]
Enjoy a Rich FAMU Campus Experience through Clubs, Organizations, Greek Life, and Recreational Activities
In addition to being one of the most beautiful college campuses in the nation, FAMU students have the opportunity to actively engage in a broad range of educational or recreational activities. There are more than 100 recognized student clubs and organizations at FAMU, and the Office of Student Activities provides leadership training opportunities, funding, and other benefits to ensure that student life is as dynamic as possible.
Additionally, students can research and join several honor societies and professional organizations, as well as Greek fraternities and sororities. These organizations foster opportunities to build leadership skills, character, and a sense of philanthropy and civic engagement through community service projects.
FAMU students have access to excitement and fun every day at the Student Union, which houses a bowling alley, ballroom, hair salon, and television room, to name a few. This building is also the home of the FAMU student government, making it the center of a well-rounded campus life.