As a Physics AOC at New College, you have access to top-notch facilities and equipment that are rarely available at other leading liberal arts colleges. For instance, we opened our Optical Spectroscopy and Nanomaterials Lab in January of 2012 with a $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, becoming the first and only undergraduate liberal arts college in the nation to offer such a lab.
Plus, you'll enjoy one-on-one and small group research opportunities with faculty who are leaders in the field. Our faculty are teaching and researching everything from thermodynamics and black holes to nanoparticles, quantum mechanics and more. One faculty member even has a sub-field in the study of black holes named after him! And thanks to the advanced nature of the lab work and hands-on research projects our students do, many are given opportunities to be involved in national and international collaborations with leading research institutions in places like France, Germany, Bulgaria and South Africa.
The bottom line is that as a New College Physics student, you will have the opportunity to conduct graduate-level work as an undergraduate. It’s one of the reasons faculty say top research universities are thrilled to have New College graduates in their graduate school programs.
Graduates of New College have continued their education in fields as varied as physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, medicine and education at institutions such as Princeton, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, University of Washington and Georgia Tech.
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.
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