As a major within the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication, one of your biggest jobs will be to ask questions so you can gather information for your reports or designs.

But you don’t need to worry about questions regarding the resources you need as a current student. We’ve already gathered common policies and forms that you may need as you progress through the program. We also have a list of contacts for people who can help you with advisement, internships and the curriculum.

  • Graphic student working on assignments.
  • Dr. Leah Hunter teaching a student.
  • FAMU Alumna Pam Oliver on the sideline reporting for Fox Sports.
  • WANM 90.5 Student talking on-air.
  • Broadcast Journalism Student conducting podcast using her iPad in the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication Library.
  • Broadcast Journalism Student interviewing students outside the Florida Capitol building after a march.
  • SJGC Alumni and Students poses for a picture after the panel discussion with Alumna Kim Godwin, ABC News President and Dean Mira Lowe.
  • FAMU NABJ students pose with there 2021-2022 advisor Ms. Chandra Lanier.
  • Living Learning Community Student records news package for FAMU TV-20 original programming.
  • Alumna and President of ABC News Kim Godwin with Graphic Communication Alumnus Elijah Rutland hold his custom designed FAMU sweater.

Policies & Forms

Understand the processes and get the forms you need for changing your major, requesting an excused absence or filing a grievance or complaint.

Archive of Curriculum Guides

This is an archive of curriculum guides for Journalism and Public Relations from Fall 2018 to Summer 2022. These guides are specifically for students who were admitted during this time frame. If you were admitted from Fall 2022 onwards, please refer to the latest guides provided by your academic advisors and division directors.

Civic Literacy Graduation Requirement

As stated in Florida statute (1007.25), every first-time in college (FTC) student initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in 2018-2019 and thereafter must demonstrate competency in civic literacy.

Civic Literacy Graduation Requirement Website

Universty Library Resources

Computer & Equipment Checkout

Jobs & Internships

To receive the latest news on jobs and internships, sign up for messages from the SJGC Canvas by sending your name and FAMU email address to Once your email address is added to Canvas, you will receive an email invitation from “Instructure Canvas” (labeled Course Invitation). Open the email, click the button labeled “Get Started/Accept Invite” and sign into Canvas. 

Ms. Ranata Hughes
Internship Coordinator
Office Phone: 850.412.5395

Student Success Center Contacts

Mr. John Tornes
Academic Programs Coordinator
Direct Email:
Office Phone: 850.561.2164

Ms. Elisabeth Richison
Academic Advisor
Academic Advisement (A-Z)
Direct Email:

Office Phone: 850.561.2398

Advisement Hours:
Walk-in hours ONLY: Monday-Friday 10 AM-12 PM 
Appointment ONLY:  Monday-Friday 2 PM-4 PM (in-person or/and via zoom)

Click Here For In-Person Appointment
Click Here For Zoom Appointment
During advisement sessions, it is REQUESTED that the student complete a copy of their Academic Progression/Course Guideline report BEFORE meeting with Academic Advisor. 

Mr. William Jiles
Journalism Division Director (Journalism and Public Relations)
Direct Email:
Office Phone: 850.412.5393

Mr. Anosh Gill

Graphic Communication Division Director (Graphic Design)

Direct Email:
Office Phone: 850.412.7137

General Contact Information
Department Email:
Main Office Phone:  850.599.3379