Natural Sciences
Program Options:
Area of Concentration, Joint Concentration, Secondary Field

Take one look at New College’s small class sizes, expert Marine Biology faculty, waterfront location and marine facilities and you will understand why so many students want to pursue their interest in Marine Biology either though coursework only or through an Area of Concentration in Marine Biology here.

About the Marine Biology Area of Concentration

An Area of Concentration in Marine Biology allows students to build a strong foundation in basic biological concepts, with an emphasis on marine organisms and ecosystems. This program of study is designed to prepare students for graduate or professional studies in marine biology, biological oceanography, or related fields, as well as for professional careers in marine or environmental fields.

New College is situated on Sarasota Bay and our students have the opportunity to study and conduct research at the Pritzker Marine Biology Research Center, located on our Bayfront Campus. The Center is home to more than 100 aquaria, anchored by a 15,000-gallon research and display tank. Each tank in the Living Ecosystem Teaching and Research Aquarium features different captive ecosystems, including a cold-water rocky shore and Sarasota Bay grass flats. Through a natural filtration system designed by students, the Center draws and recycles water from Sarasota Bay.

Recent courses

  • Biology of Sharks, Skates and Rays
  • Coral Reef Ecology
  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Introduction to Oceanography
  • Marine Mammal Biology

Career Pathways

  • Fisheries Management
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Research
  • Marine Law and Policy
  • Environmental Protection and Regulation
  • Marine Geology
  • Marine Chemistry
  • Education

Pritzker Marine-Biology Research Center

New College of Florida is the nation's only liberal arts college with a marine research center located on its campus. Learn More

Contact Us

Natural Sciences Division

Phone Number
Email Address
Heiser Natural Sciences Complex 172C

Marine Biology Faculty