Applied Mathematics

Compared to other Areas of Concentration (AOCs) at New College, Applied Mathematics is relatively new. While this dynamic and fast-growing field once had a heavy emphasis on physics, today at New College and around the world it combines the use of advanced mathematical methods in seeking answers to complex problems in the biological sciences, engineering and industry.

As an Applied Mathematics AOC student at New College, you’ll have the opportunity to work side by side with faculty who work in broad areas of applied and pure mathematics including game theory, algorithms, bioinformatics, combinatorics, partial differential equations, fluid dynamics, mathematical biology and scientific computing. You’ll also have the opportunity to take mathematics courses that are not typically taught at the undergraduate level, such as Mathematical Modeling and Systems Biology. These courses better prepare our students for graduate studies, an area in which we have excellent placement success. They also provide a unique opportunity for those who want to pursue jobs in highly demanded fields such as computational biology, bioinformatics and systems biology.

New College also opens doors for students to network and pursue research and internships off campus. Since 2007, our faculty and students have been working with Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (LRRI) to establish a joint bioinformatics partnership to provide faculty and students research opportunities in a wide assortment of emerging fields within the discipline.

Although young, our Applied Math AOC has seen impressive results when it comes to graduate school and career success. Students from the program have gone on to attend master's and Ph.D. programs at some of the nation's top graduate schools, including Princeton, Stanford, UC-Berkeley and the University of Chicago. From there, they have become college professors, math teachers, financial analysts, research assistants, and a host of other careers where they can use their advanced math and analytical skills.

Brilliantly [U]nique. [U]niquely Brilliant. As part of the State University System of Florida, New College of Florida is one of the few public liberal arts and sciences honors colleges in the United States. We’re known for our record number of Fulbright Scholars (more per capita than Harvard, Stanford or Yale) and for the high rate of our students going on to graduate school. We offer an individualized, thought-provoking and challenging academic experience. What does that mean? Hands-on research conducted side by side with your professors. Small, intimate classes. Detailed narrative evaluations from your professors. Independent study required to graduate. All in a stunning location right on the water in Sarasota, Florida.


About 80% of our alumnae/i go to graduate or professional school within six years of graduation.

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