Academic Programs



The Division of Agricultural Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Food Sciences (CAFS) at Florida A&M University (FAMU offers educational preparation and training in food and agricultural sciences and agricultural education.  In the tradition of the land-grant concept, this division seeks to serve the educational needs of the individual student through providing instructional programs that integrate teaching, research and extension through the student’s college experience.  The curricula in the division also provides for broad training in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, mainly during the freshman and sophomore years.  The junior and senior years are devoted largely to the professional aspects of the student's area of specialization. In general, the graduation requirement for the Bachelor of Science degree program is 120 semester hours.



The Biological and Agricultural Systems Engineering (BASE) is an accredited engineering program in the College of Agriculture and Food Sciences (CAFS) at Florida A&M University (FAMU).  Designed to integrate the agricultural, biological, chemical, and environmental sciences, the program focuses on solving problems related to natural resources management and conservation, as well as biological and agricultural production and processes. BASE students have an opportunity to choose from two major areas of emphasis: Natural Resources Conservation Engineering or Bio-process and Food Engineering.  Also, students receive a broad engineering background, with courses such as mechanics, materials, thermodynamics, electronics and circuits, transport processes, instrumentation, and design.  These engineers study biological and life sciences and the ways biological systems interact with the environment. This diverse background makes them capable of understanding the engineering aspects of many different facets of a project and enables them to function exceptionally well on multidisciplinary teams.  BASE is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).      

Programs Offered:
Animal Science
Biological and Agricultural Systems Engineering
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Food Science

Food Science touches the life of every single person for food is essential to life. Food Scientists apply sciences such as biology, chemistry, physics, biotechnology, microbiology, engineering and mathematics to food in order to ensure that the foods eaten are safe and factors such as taste, nutritional value, and shelf life are improved. Food Science is the basis of Food Processing which is the largest industry in the United States employing more than 2 million people and with a presence in every state and offering a wide variety of employment opportunities. Food Scientists may find...

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Forestry and Natural Resources Conservation

The 2 2 joint degree program in Forestry and Natural Resources Conservation implemented in 1992 by the Florida A & M University (FAMU) and the University of Florida operates on a two tier basis.

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Veterinary Technology