A Message from Interim Dean Sonya A. F. Stephens
Thank you for your interest in the College of Science and Technology.
This is an exciting time for the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at Florida A&M University. The College of Science and Technology was formed in July 2012, when the former College of Arts and Sciences was divided. The creation of the new college supports FAMU’s renewed focus on its STEM programs and increasing the number of graduates who pursue STEM careers.
The College of Science and Technology offers students a broad variety of learning experiences in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Sciences, Mathematics and Physics. We offer five baccalaureate degrees, four master’s degrees and a doctorate degree in physics. Our outstanding faculty provide excellent opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to engage in high-quality research programs funded by federal and private agencies. The college houses the Center for Plasma Science & Technology, one of the State of Florida’s premiere centers for the study of plasmas. The college also operates several projects funded by the National Science Foundation that provide students with professional development opportunities and enriched co-curricular experiences. Graduates from the college’s programs have a strong tradition of achieving excellence and assuming leadership positions in academia, the public and private sectors, and in health care professions.
The college is currently engaged in several initiatives that will facilitate its sustained growth and development. For example, 10 new faculty were hired in the past year; several recent grant awards support increased research and professional development activities for students and faculty; and students are receiving instruction in two newly constructed state-of-the-art active-learning classroom facilities. In addition, the college is in the process of completing its inaugural Strategic Plan, which will provide a blueprint for the college’s future growth and development.
I encourage you to continue your engagement with the College of Science and Technology and to regularly visit this website for updates.