This academic map is provided to help students in the A.A. program prepare to transfer as a junior to Florida A & M University as a Journalism major. Students who plan to transfer to a different institution should work with an adviser to identify that institution’s requirements.
This academic map is not a contract: The requirements outlined below are subject to change by the university at any time. Consult the university and work closely with an adviser to plan for transfer.
Courses marked with an asterisk (*) must be completed with a grade of C or better.
Courses marked with (R) are specifically required for acceptance into the major at FAMU.
FAMU Requirements for Admission as Journalism Major (B.S.)
GPA: Overall GPA of 2.0 or higher
Note: This is a limited-access program.
Note: Computer literacy and internet research skills are essential for journalism majors.
Note: Spanish-language skills may increase a graduate’s marketability.
Communications: (6 credit hours)*
Humanities: Complete General Education requirements (6 credit hours)*
Mathematics: Complete General Education requirements (6 credit hours)*
Science: Complete General Education requirements (6 credit hours)
Personal Development: Complete General Education requirements (3 credit hours)
Instruction in the U.S. Constitution:
Foreign Language (Select one of the following options)
- Two credits of the same foreign language in high school
- 8 credit hours of the same foreign language or American Sign Language at the college level
Computer Competency Requirement: Complete General Education requirement (credit hours vary)
Electives: Complete General Education requirement (24 credit hours), including the following:
FAMU Contact Information
School of Journalism and Graphic Communication
(850) 599-3719; (850) 599-3387