On July 1, 2012, Florida A&M University's (FAMU) College of Arts and Sciences formally divided into the College of Science and Technology, and the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities.
The College of Science and Technology houses the following departments:
Dr. Maurice Edington was appointed dean of the College of Science and Technology on June 1, 2013. Dr. Edington also currently serves as the University's SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison, and most recently served as the director of the FAMU Quality Enhancement Program, and chair of the University's Curriculum Committee. He has extensive experience in administrative leadership and accreditation, having served as the chairman of the FAMU Department of Chemistry from 2002 to 2008 and as director of the FAMU Office of Engineering and Science Support from 2003 to 2005. He received his B.A. degree in chemistry from Fisk University and a Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from Vanderbilt University. He joined the faculty at FAMU in 1998 after completing a year of postdoctoral studies at Duke University.
The primary mission of the College of Science and Technology is to deliver outstanding innovative instruction, conduct high-quality research, and provide impactful service. To accomplish this mission, the college provides opportunities for qualified students (1) to acquire the fundamentals of a liberal education, (2) to acquire a mastery of basic competencies and skills, (3) to obtain excellent preparation for professional and graduate study, and (4) to concentrate in several fields offered in the College of Science and Technology.
The College of Science and Technology will be a national leader in science and technology, influencing global society through excellence in high quality academic programs, forward-looking research and meaningful community partnerships.
Programs of Study
The College is organized into five (5) degree-granting departments in the fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics. The college offers 15 separate majors leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. It also offers master's-level programs in biology, chemistry, computer science and physics; and the doctorate in physics .
Students enrolled in the College of Science and Technology have several curricula to choose from that are offered by the college. They may also take courses offered in other colleges and schools of the University, which, with the approval of the department chairperson, may be included in the degree program, used as a minor field of concentration, or used as electives. In order to graduate, undergraduate students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a grade of "C" or above in all major and minor courses; graduate students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Some programs may have requirements for graduation that are above the minimum. All directed individual study (DIS) courses must be approved by the supervising professor, the chairperson and the dean. Prior approval by the dean is required for all transient credit.