Why Study Chemistry at New College?

The Chemistry program at New College encourages and develops independence, scientific judgment and a high level of performance. From the beginning, you will work closely with faculty learning the research, communications and analytical skills and techniques necessary to succeed in the field. Tutorials, Independent Study Projects and the senior thesis provide opportunities for intensive study on specific topics and original laboratory research.

Chemistry Area of Concentration

The chemistry program at New College encourages and develops independence, collaboration, and scientific judgment. From the beginning, students work closely with faculty in a non-competitive environment, learning the skills and techniques necessary for scientific work. Tutorials, Independent Study Projects, and the senior thesis provide opportunities for intensive study on specific topics and original laboratory research.

Laboratories are well equipped for organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry projects as well as for biochemistry and molecular biology. Students enjoy access to research grade instruments in laboratory courses and research projects. Research facilities include a 400 MHz NMR spectrometer, several FTIR and UV-visible spectrophotometers, a fluorimeter, high-pressure liquid chromatographs, inert atmosphere glove boxes, electrochemistry equipment, a GC-MS, a real-time PCR machine, a digital imaging system, and a state-of-the-art microwave spectrometer.


Hunter Sullivan explains her chemistry experiment that produces solar energy. 

Recent Theses

  • Examination of RNA Helicase A function in small regulatory RNA pathways of the Caenorhabditis elegans germline
  • The Search for MicroRNAs Encoded by the Influenza A Virus
  • TACN and jibing toward synthetic models of oxalate degrading metalloenzymes
    Partial Synthesis of Fe(III) – Tetraamido Macrocyclic Ligands as Potential Green Oxidation Catalysts
  • Bdippza: Synthesis and Metal Complexes of a New Monoanionic [N20] Heteroscorpionate Ligand
  • Mn-doped (CdS)ZnS Quantum Dots as Sensitizers for Sensitized Solar Cells
  • The Microwave Spectroscopy of Small Molecules with Methyl Rotors


Chemistry Professor
Augusta University

Luminex Corporation, Madison, Wisconsin

Associate Analytical Lab Technician

Professor of Biology
Valencia College

Conservation Scientist
The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland

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Chemistry Curriculum

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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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