Undergraduate Program

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.

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Turn your intellectual curiosity into personal accomplishment

Focus on an area of study, design your own major, or complete an interdisciplinary concentration.

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.

Areas of Concentration Offered by New College of Florida

*Can only be completed as part of a Joint Concentration
**Can only be completed as a Secondary Field (minor)
+Special Program Concentration

Individualized Area of Concentration: Design Your Own Major

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:

  • African Diaspora Studies
  • Agroecology
  • American Studies
  • Biology with Philosophy
  • Biophysics
  • Botany
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computational Biochemistry
  • Computational Biology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Creative Technologies
  • Digital Arts and Media

  • Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Issues
  • Environmental Media
  • Environmental Science
  • Gender, Arts, and Theory
  • Health Sciences and Humanities
  • Heritage Studies
  • History and Science
  • Human Geography
  • Information Science
  • Integration of the Biological and Visual Arts
  • Interdisciplinary Studies of Language
  • Logic
  • Marine Ecology & Conservation
  • Media and Cultural Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Music Composition
  • Music, Culture, and Creative Production
  • Neurodiversity Studies
  • Operations Research
  • Publication Studies
  • Sound Studies
  • Visual and Critical Studies




Explore Professional Development Opportunities

Integrate career skills and preprofessional training with your academic coursework


New College offers short, intensive programs to gain certification in career-related skills.

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Dual Bachelor Degrees in Liberal Arts and Engineering

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.

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Pre-Professional Communities

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.

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