Computational Science is a new and rapidly growing multi- and interdisciplinary field that uses advanced computing and data analysis to understand and solve complex problems. As a major in Computational Science at New College, you will work closely with faculty to design a personalized plan of study that combines advanced classes, labs and research, all aimed at helping you achieve your unique academic interests and goals. Since this AOC (Area of Concentration) is what we call a "joint disciplinary" one, you also will get to combine your work in Computational Science with another complementary discipline, like Physics, Biology, Chemistry or Mathematics.
The success of our Computational Science program can be witnessed in the quality of our graduates and the career paths they take. Some pursue engineering, involved in aircraft design, integrated circuits, construction equipment and aerospace structures. Others are working in scientific computing in areas like biology (genetics and gene sequencing, design of new medications), chemistry (nanotechnology), environmental science (modeling of the effects of environmental hazards), geology (plate tectonics, erosion, etc) and meteorology. Others work in financial markets, physical education (kinesiology), acoustics and computer graphics for gaming. Regardless of their field, all point to New College as having played a huge role in their success.
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.