A Message to Our Students

Biology faculty recognize the enormous challenges that you face during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please be assured that we are committed to working with you to support your academic progress and on-time graduation. Biology faculty will work with individual students and modify the current curriculum (checklist) to best support your needs. This includes allowing a reduction of certain required Natural Science courses, the substitution of courses, and support of alternative activities. We especially encourage fourth-year students who have not yet done so to complete the thesis prospectus form asap. Students should work closely with their biology advisor to ensure that they have completed LAC breadth and diverse perspective requirements and that they have a plan for completing any modified AOC requirements. This plan should be shared with your thesis sponsor (if they are not your contract sponsor) and the other members of your baccalaureate committee. You will need the approval of two biology faculty to certify your Biology AOC. Reach out to us for help or guidance and please be assured that we will work with you! We are only an email away.

With mutual respect and kindest regards,
Your Biology faculty

Being a Biology student at New College is like being a kid in a candy store. Everywhere you look, from our campus location on Sarasota Bay to our subtropical climate to our outstanding biology facilities and faculty, you will find opportunities other undergraduate colleges dream about. At New College, you will have opportunities to work beside renowned faculty who will immerse you in rigorous studies while giving you the opportunity to conduct advanced research as an undergraduate.


Recent Theses

  • Minilivestock:  A Study in Insect Rearing and the Determination of Protein Contents of Two Insects
  • Canavan Disease: A Clinical, Biochemical, and Genetic Perspective
  • The Effect of Cortisol Administration on Learning and Memory in the Pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides
  • Dot Spot and PCR Techniques Detect Tomato Mottle Geminivirus in Developing Tissue Following Localized Inoculations in Tomato Plants
  • Evaluating the Effects of Cover Crops on Soil Organic Matter in Wheat-Fallow Rotation Schemes near Pendleton, Oregon


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Professor of Biology
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Assistant Professor of Biology and Health Science
Stonehill College, Easton, Massachusetts

Executive Recruiter
Connexis Search Group, Greenville, South Carolina

Senior Consultant
Booz Allen Hamilton, Honolulu, Hawaii

Research Scientist
Collaborative Drug Discovery, Providence, Rhode Island

Chief Scientific Officer
Selecta Biosciences, Watertown, Massachusetts

Vice President
I-Net Consulting, Sarasota, Florida

What Can I Do with a Biology AOC?

New College Students Present at National Biology Conference

Eight biology students joined thousands of other researchers from across the country for the 2019 Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology annual meeting in Tampa.

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Biology Curriculum

View the requirements for an AOC in Biology and see sample pathways to graduation.

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Heiser Natural Sciences Complex

The 56,000-square-foot Heiser Natural Sciences Complex includes teaching and research labs for chemistry, biochemistry, biology, bioinformatics, computational science, mathematics and physics.

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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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