As a student studying Classics at New College, you have a chance to fully engage the rich and diverse nature of the discipline. From ancient languages and literature to classical mythology, drama, art, history, philosophy and culture, you will explore a wide variety of topics related to Greek and Roman life that shaped Western history and continue to influence modern society as well.

Small classes mean that you will have an opportunity to get to know your teachers and your classmates on a first-name basis and to dig deep into areas of research and study that interest you. You will also learn to articulate and defend your ideas, and to constructively critique those of your classmates. As a result, you will gain the critical thinking, analysis, research and writing skills demanded both in graduate school and in the workplace.

This emphasis on intellectual depth, critical analysis and individualized attention helps prepare our graduates in Classics for success in a wide variety of fields. Some of the common career paths taken by our graduates include law, public policy, diplomatic service, teaching and business.

Brilliantly [U]nique. [U]niquely Brilliant.

As part of the State University System of Florida, New College of Florida is one of the few public liberal arts and sciences honors colleges in the United States. We’re known for our record number of Fulbright Scholars (more per capita than Harvard, Stanford or Yale) and for the high rate of our students going on to graduate school. We offer an individualized, thought-provoking and challenging academic experience. What does that mean? Hands-on research conducted side by side with your professors. Small, intimate classes. Detailed narrative evaluations from your professors. Independent study required to graduate. All in a stunning location right on the water in Sarasota, Florida.


A recent survey of New College alumnae/i found that nearly 80 percent of respondents with AOCs in Classics went on to attend graduate or professional schools, most of them in law, education and business.

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