School of the Environment

The SoE is a multidisciplinary unit that offers a range of services to students, governmental agencies, private sector companies, communities and other organizations!

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Welcome to the School of the Environment 

The SOE offers several innovative and exciting programs at FAMU.

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The SoE is a multidisciplinary unit that offers a range of services to students, governmental agencies, private sector companies, communities and other organizations!

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"The small faculty to student ratio gives students increased access to our core lab and mentoring opportunities for a rewarding undergraduate and graduate experience."

Be a Part of Something Great!



We are delighted of your interest in FAMU SOE. Should you be admitted into our "SOE family," you will be joining a group of dedicated faculty and outstanding peers.

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With the diversity of the FAMU SOE comes a diversity of needs. We hope to provide you with day-to-day resources, ranging from financial support to chances to build a network with your peers.


We offer BS and BA degrees in Environmental Studies, and BS, MS and PhD degrees in Environmental Science in the following areas of concentration: Environmental Policy & Risk Management, Aquatic & Terrestrial Ecology, Biomolecular Sciences, and Environmental Chemistry.

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Our Environmental Centers

The School of the Environment has been honored to host multiple centers that further our mission. Our work goes well beyond the preservation of nature and our resources. We are also focusing on the preservation of the people who rely on these resources day to day.


Center for Environmental Equity and Justice (CEEJ) 

The CEEJ is an information resource center that assists, trains, educates, and increases community awareness of environmental justice issues primarily in the state of Florida and throughout the country. 
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Center for Spatial Ecology and Restoration (CSeR)

In July 2017, the USDA Forest Service National Forests in Florida (NFF) and Florida A&M University (FAMU) entered into a partnership to establish the Center for Spatial Ecology and Restoration (CSER). 
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Environmental Cooperative Science Center (ECSC)

A cooperative research and training center sponsored by FAMU and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration relating to the function and significance of coastal ecosystems. 
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FAMU Center for Environmental Technology Transfer (FAMCETT)

An operational unit within SOE that provides technical and research consultations to state, federal and international agencies involved in environmental management, education, and policy development. 
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FAMU Sustainability Institute 

The Sustainability Institute supports Florida A&M University's vision to be a living laboratory of innovations and learning experiences that generate global solutions.  
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Environmental scientist inspecting watre sample

NOAA Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems (CCME)

Formed to address issues confronting marine and coastal communities while providing training opportunities to scientists from underrepresented communities. 


Whether you are studying in the School of the Environment or not, you can make a contribution to sustainability.

Student Resources

Everything You Need!

To learn more about the School of the Environment's policies and procedures, please access the link to the Student Handbook


The following links lead to career development resources, and to domestic and international internship, fellowship and job opportunities:


Counseling Center
Assist students with academic and personal issues to include concerns with roommates, relationships, study skills, procrastination, depression, and test anxiety. (Free to enrolled FAMU students)

Student Health Services
Assist students with all their healthcare needs to include (physicals, lab work, HIV testing among other services).

FAMU Career and Professional Development Center
assists students with understanding how to make an informed decision about choosing their major, exploring career options, and developing skills necessary for success in a global economy.

CeDAR | Center for Disability Access & Resources
CeDAR provides comprehensive services and accommodations to FAMU students with disabilities. As an advocate for students with disabilities, the CeDAR collaborates with faculty, staff, and community partners to provide accommodations for the unique needs of students both in and out of the classroom.


A student who wishes to apply for graduation must complete the following steps:

1)  Prior to applying for graduation students must complete the Student Intent to Graduate Form and submit it, either manually or electronically (via iRattler's Student Center), to their Academic Advisor.

2)  Academic Advisors will review the student's academic record for graduation purposes. If the student is determined eligible for graduation, the Academic Advisor will sign the form.

3)  Bring the signed form to FSH Science Research Center, Room 305 to have a Positive Service Indicator (Eligible to Apply - ETA) placed on the students account. This now allows the student to submit their application online via iRattler.

4)  Review the University's "Applying For Graduation Instructions" containing information on completing the graduation process online.

5)  In the instance a student fails to graduate, the student should consult with their Academic Advisor and reapply for graduation the subsequent term.
Students with academic and non-academic issues should complete the “Student Grievance Form” for the School of the Environment and submit it to the Dean’s Office in the Frederick S. Humphries Science Research Center, Room 305D.  This form should be submitted only after the student has attempted to resolve the issue with the personnel involved. 
If a student believes that he/she has experienced discrimination and/or any type of harassment, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs located at 674 Gamble Street: (850) 599-3076. 




Contact Us

FSH Science Research Center
1515 S Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Tallahassee, FL 32307
(850) 599-3550
(850) 599-8183