Florida A&M University
School of Architecture + Engineering Technology
The mission of the School of Architecture and Engineering Technology (SA+ET), is to provide an enlightened and enriched academic, intellectual, moral, cultural, and ethical student-centered environment, conducive to the development of individuals who are prepared to serve as leaders and contributors within the fields of architecture and engineering technology. The School aspires to support a faculty of distinction dedicated to providing outstanding academic education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, with a particular emphasis on integrity, creativity, and ethical conduct. The School is committed to cultural diversity by means of its course offerings, special programs, and recruitment efforts.http://www.famu.edu/architecture
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is a public, historically black university in Tallahassee, Florida. Founded on October 3, 1887, it is part of the State University System of Florida and is accredited to award baccalaureate, master and doctoral degrees by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In 2015, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. News & World Report listed FAMU as the top public historically black college or university in the nation. It is also listed among The Princeton Review's "Best in the Southeast" colleges.
The SA+ET Division of Architecture offers a variety of degree options to prospective students. At the undergraduate level, students may pursue either a four-year, pre-professional Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies (B.S.) degree or a five-year, NAAB accredited, professional Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.) degree. Incoming freshmen and community college transfers are initially admitted to the four-year, pre-professional degree. Admission to the accredited professional B.Arch program is competitive and limited. The SA+ET Division of Architecture offers two graduate degree programs. The Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) program is the graduate professional program leading to the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)-accredited degree. The M.Arch program provides both a two-year curriculum for students with a four-year, pre-professional degree in architecture and a three-and-one-half-year curriculum for students without a pre-professional degree in architecture. The curriculum of study is composed of design studios, lecture classes, thesis development classes, and electives. The culmination of the M.Arch studies is the Master's Thesis Project. This final exercise is a synthesis of student's specific focus and individual interests, with the knowledge, experiences, and skills gained in the graduate experience. The Master of Science (M.S.) program is a non-professional program with a concentration in facilities management. It is a collaborative professional degree program between the FAMU SA+ET and the FAMU School of Business and Industry. It requires a minimum of one year of coursework.
1. Cross-Cultural Contexts > Human Experiences
2. Building Technologies
3. Industry Collaborations
Transfer Students with Fewer Than 60 Credit Hours
Students who have attended any college or university and who have earned 12 or more semester hours (except as high school dual-enrolled students) are considered transfer students. Transfer applicants with fewer than 60 semester hours must meet the First-Time-In-College (FTIC) admission rules. (See: Prospective Students, High School ) Transfer students without a FAMU-equivalent, lower-level architecture curriculum will be admitted into the pre-architecture program provided they meet all criteria for FTIC students and have:
- Two years of foreign language in high school or eight semester hours (or the equivalent) of a foreign language at an accredited undergraduate institute prior to enrollment,
- Good standing eligibility at last institution attended,
- 60 semester hours and at least a "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in all college work attempted at an accredited institution,
- A score of 500 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for international applicants.
For associate degree holders and out of state transfers, click here: (http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?Architecture&TransferStudents)