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. Artency Jean
Academic Success Office Manager
Direct Email:
Office Phone: 850.412.7566

Mr. Darren B. MacFarlane
Academic Advisor
Academic Advisement (A-J)
Direct Email:
Office Phone: 850.599.3719
Room Number: 4020

Mr. Joshua Lowder
Academic Advisor
Academic Advisement (K-Z)
Direct Email:
Office Phone: 850-561-2398
Room Number: 4023

Advisement Hours:
Appointment ONLY:  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Walk-in hours ONLY: Wednesday (Walk-In Wednesdays)
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Book an Appointment:
Book an appointment with an SJGC representative using our SJGC Connect page.

Click Here To Book An Appointment

SJGC Academic Advising Syllabus

Please use this syllabus to prepare you for your Academic Advising appointment.

  • Assist students in understanding the scope of their selected major of study and reach the curricular goals of their academic programs
  • Empower students to make well-intentioned and strategic decisions about their education
  • Recognize and appreciate the individual differences and needs of students
  •  Promote skills for personal development and sustained learning
  • Student ID Number
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Completed Curriculum Guide
  • Student ID Card
  • Supporting Documentation
  • Laptop or Ability to access iRattler

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