With small class sizes and plenty of personal contact, when you pursue a History AOC at New College you have the opportunity to work closely with faculty who are actively engaged in their field. Our faculty have earned degrees from Princeton, UCLA, Trinity College of Dublin, University of Michigan and other leading graduate schools, and they are here to help you identify and pursue your personal interests and goals. They will advise and mentor you in terms of your career or graduate school path and offer you a guiding hand as you select independent study projects and tutorials that will build toward your senior thesis.

The nature of a New College education means that as you pursue your interests in history, you’ll have the freedom to weave classes, tutorials and independent study projects that crisscross into other Areas of Concentration as well, thereby expanding your breadth of knowledge. Our program prepares students to pursue history at the graduate school level, but it also provides a great base for the study of law and library sciences. Politics, national and international diplomacy, and executive leadership are other fields that our graduates pursue with great success.

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. 

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The Biennial New College Conference on Medieval & Renaissance Studies draws top scholars in history, literature, art history, philosophy and other fields from around the world. Students have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the scholars and attend conference presentations for free.

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