New College of Florida offers more than 40 different majors in humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as a number of interdisciplinary concentrations.
New College supports students with a passion for learning and a desire to take responsibility for their own education. That’s why our professors provide written evaluations – rather than letter grades – to assess your work each term. During your four years here, you will be expected to fulfill seven academic contracts. Each contract is a written agreement between you and your faculty advisor regarding your educational goals, academic activities, and progress toward graduation each semester. You get to choose from more than 40 Areas of Concentration (majors) and over 300 courses offered annually at New College. You can also pursue one or more of our certificate programs that focus on professional skills.
Each January, you will work on an independent study project that can include a lab experiment, scholarly paper, study abroad, off-campus internship, art exhibit, or musical or theatrical performance. The culmination of your New College education is the senior thesis project, in which you will produce a major research paper, body of artwork, or other highly developed presentation that reflects your Area of Concentration.
*Can only be completed as part of a Joint Concentration
**Can only be completed as a Secondary Field (minor)
+Special Program Concentration
Design your own major that reflects your passions, interests, and personal goals. Take charge of your education as you work closely with two faculty experts to combine courses, independent projects, and off-campus work into an approved plan of study. Demonstrate your learning, skills, and achievement by completing a senior thesis project that will propel you toward your future. This option is ideal for focused, entrepreneurial students who want to take charge of their education to achieve their goals. Recent examples include:
New College offers short, intensive programs to gain certification in career-related skills.Read more here
Pursue this innovative dual degree program where you can earn a liberal arts degree from New College and an engineering degree from the University of Florida in five years.Read more here
Our Pre-Professional Communities are designed for students to continue their studies in their chosen Area of Concentration while developing additional skills that prepare them to stand when applying to a professional school.Learn more