Combining coursework in biology, neurobiology and psychology, our interdisciplinary Biopsychology AOC is designed for students who are interested in studying whole organisms and learning how behavior, physiology, sensory systems, learning, cognition and communication develop and interact in humans and other animals.

Building on solid foundations in general biology, introductory psychology, animal behavior, cognitive psychology, statistics and biological psychology, you will have the opportunity to pursue advanced work in animal learning, comparative cognition, sensation and perception, neurobiology, neuroanatomy, and coral reef ecology. All are designed to match coursework to your particular interests and goals and to heighten your research, analytic and communication skills, thus providing excellent preparation for graduate school and future employment. Internships and field work are also key components of our program. 

Due to the strength of New College’s programs in the marine sciences and animal psychology, our Biopsychology AOC is a particularly good fit for students who are interested in veterinary medicine or graduate school in either biology or psychology. It is also popular with students interested in becoming zoo or aquarium technicians or managers, animal lab technicians, and for students who plan to attend medical school.  

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.

[Did you know?]

Dolphins hear frequencies more than six times higher than the ones humans can hear.

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New College of Florida
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