If you love biology and have a strong interest in exploring the development and functioning of cells and the nervous system, then our Neurobiology AOC is a good fit for you. This program is particularly popular with students who are interested in medical school or attending graduate school in a wide variety of health-related fields, and New College has an excellent track record of graduate school placement in these areas. 

Our program begins with a solid foundation in general biology and then extends into cell and developmental biology, with parallel consideration of organismal biology, biochemistry and genetics. Naturally following this preparation are courses in neurobiology/neuroanatomy and behavioral analysis to improve your understanding of how the nervous system works.  Along the way, you may also investigate the way in which natural and synthetic environmental substances affect genetic, cellular,  molecular and developmental processes as well as behavior of organisms by studying toxicology. Working closely with our expert faculty, you will also gain advanced understanding of experimental design and data interpretation and develop the analytic, research and writing skills that are expected at the graduate school and professional levels within the field.

Graduates in Neurobiology at New College have gone on to success as doctors, professors, medical and scientific researchers, marine and environmental ecologists and biologists, and a host of other occupations. And they have attended some of the nation's top graduate programs, including Columbia, Northwestern, the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Florida Medical School.


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.

[Did you know?]

Of all New College science graduates since 1967, roughly one-third have earned an M.D. or Ph.D.

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