Degree:
B.A.
Division:
Natural Sciences
Program Options:
Area of Concentration, Joint Concentration, Secondary Field

From our campus location on Sarasota Bay to our subtropical climate to our outstanding biology facilities and faculty, you will find opportunities to work beside renowned professors who will immerse you in rigorous studies while giving you the opportunity to conduct advanced research as an undergraduate.

About the Biology Area of Concentration

A concentration in Biology begins with course work in a two-semester sequence (Foundations of Biology 1 and 2), which may be taken in any order. A well-rounded biologist will build on basic concepts with study in three core levels of organization: molecular/cellular biology, organismal biology, and ecology/evolution. Course offerings supplemented by tutorials allow students to accomplish this in seven contracts. Additional coursework in the other Natural Science disciplines is also required.

Two additional Biology elective courses will ensure students are well-rounded biologists and receive training in multiple areas to assist their thesis research and future goals. In the current curriculum, molecular and cellular courses include Genetics, Developmental Biology, Microbiology, Neurobiology, and Cellular Biology. Organismal biology is represented by course offerings, including Organismic Biology, Botany, Entomology, Fish Biology, Invertebrate Zoology, Plant Physiology, and the Biology of Sharks, Skates, and Rays. Ecology/evolution is represented by course offerings including Ecology, Forest Ecology, Biology of Urbanization, Evolution and Animal Behavior.

“I chose to attend New College because it will prepare me for the challenges of medical school and the practice of medicine and medical research itself.”

Saurav Kiri
Biology Student and Archimedes Scholar

Recent Courses

  • Biology of Sharks, Skates and Rays
  • Biology of Urbanization
  • Biostatistics
  • Coral Reef Ecology
  • Epidemiology Matters: An Introduction
  • Florida Natural History
  • Fundamentals of Applied Genetics
  • Global Health and Humanity
  • Introduction to Entomology
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Introduction to Neuroscience
  • Introduction to Oceanography
  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Marine Mammal Biology
  • Neurobiology
  • Organismic Biology
  • Sex, Gender, Mind and Brain
  • Social Epidemiology
  • Topics in Genomics
  • Tropical Disease Epidemiology

Career Outcomes

New College graduates from the Biology program have earned prestigious Fulbright awards, attended medical school and doctoral programs, and pursued careers in pharmaceutical research, biosciences, and software development. Fields that fit well with a Biology degree include:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Physiology
  • Science Policy
  • Zoology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Veterinary Sciences

Pre-Health Program

In an effort to share valuable resources and create strong connections between students, the Pre-Health program is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in healthcare and medicine, and includes Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Pre-Dental, and Pre-Pharmaceutical. Pre-Health Professional Program

Contact Us

Natural Sciences Division

Contact
Phone Number
Email Address
Location
Office
Heiser Natural Sciences Complex 172C

Biology Faculty

Amy Clore Professor of Biology
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Erika Díaz Almeyda Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies
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Tiffany M. Doan Instructor of Biology
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Kristopher Fennie Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Contact kfennie@ncf.edu
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Jayne M. Gardiner Associate Professor of Biology, Director of Pritzker Marine Biology Research Center
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Sandra Gilchrist Professor of Biology & Marine Science
Natural Sciences Division Chair
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Emily Heffernan Dean of Studies
Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies
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Elizabeth C. Leininger Associate Professor of Biology
SET SAIL program Director
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Brad Oberle Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies
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Tyrone Ryba Associate Professor of Bioinformatics
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Athena Rycyk Assistant Professor of Biology and Marine Science
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