New College and the University of Florida (UF) are working together to design a five-year dual degree program with a liberal arts/engineering focus.
This innovative dual degree program that would allow students to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal arts with a Natural Science Area of Concentration from New College and a Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering major from UF. Students in this five-year program would complete their first two years at New College and the final three years at UF.
Each student enrolled in the program will be required to first attend New College for approximately two years, completing a minimum of 62 transferable academic credits (15.5 Units at New College), then UF for three years and completing a minimum of 76 academic credits and a thesis. After completing the academic requirements of both institutions, the student shall be awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from New College and the Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from UF. Each student in the program shall complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree at the UF in one of the undergraduate programs listed:
The following engineering disciplines are available to New College Students when they transfer to UF:
The following are courses that can be taken at New College and transferred to the UF and into one of the above engineering disciplines.
Humanities and Social Sciences
Each student enrolled in the Program at the UF will be required to complete a thesis and a baccalaureate exam subject to approval by the Transfer Engineering Director at New College. This will be completed during the fourth year of the five-year program, unless a request for a delay to the fifth year is approved by the Transfer Engineering Director at New College. The thesis is not a UF requirement. Upon satisfactory completion of this thesis, the student would be eligible for the Bachelor of Arts Degree from NCF, but can defer conferment of the degree until all academic requirements for both the NCF and UF degrees have been successfully completed.
New College of Florida
Don Colladay, Professor of Physics
University of Florida
Janna Underhill, Director of Academic Support Services