Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University requires at least 120 semester hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. FAMU accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, FAMU has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 55% of students who start college at FAMU finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
FAMU offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: FAMU may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
FAMU has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for FAMU.
Reminder: Check with FAMU directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, FAMU students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at FAMU.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
FAMU does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at FAMU
FAMU offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
✅ FAMU does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ FAMU has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ FAMU offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ FAMU offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.
❌ FAMU studets are not required to complete an internship.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the Samuel H. Coleman Memorial Library and there are 4 other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
FAMU offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering
•3-2 dual degree program in business administration
•Occupational Therapy, Architecture, Pharmacy
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does FAMU have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
FAMU has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at FAMU include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
•a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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