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New College of Florida

Sarasota, FL
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New College of Florida, a uniquely small and unconventional public institu- tion, “provides challenging courses for highly self-motivated students who want a large amount of control over their academic choices.” It’s all about “self-directed learning” here (working closely with faculty advisers,... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

5800 Bay Shore Rd


Sarasota, FL 34243-2109

United States

Phone: 941-487-5000

Fax: 941-487-5001


Majors & Special Programs
All Majors: Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
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Total Number of Majors: 43
Degrees Offered: Bachelor's
Combined Degree Programs: Not Reported
Special Study Options: Cross Registration
Double Major
Exchange Student
Honors Program
Student Designed Major
Study Abroad

Other Special Study Options:
Academic contract, January interterm (independent study), Narrative evaluation/pass-fail, Senior thesis, Tutorials, Undergraduate research. Special or unique academic programs: (1) The New College academic contract whereby each student develops her/his individual academic program of coursework, tutorials, field and lab research, study abroad, and so on, in close consultation with a faculty member. See the General Catalog on the web. http://www.ncf.edu/resources-for-students (2) Non-graded, narrative evaluation which encourages exploration and mastery. (3) Intensive "Independent Study Projects" during January which can be highly individual but can also involve group activities, such as an acting workshop or an ecological tour of Florida. (4) Competitive grants programs to support student research.
Required Coursework: Humanities
Sciences (biological or physical)
Social science

Other required coursework:
Students must complete at least eight Liberal Arts Curriculum courses, including at least seven courses that expand disciplinary breadth (indicated by an asterisk in the course catalog), with at least one from each of the three Divisions (Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Science); plus at least one additional course that addresses issues of race, class, gender, and/or religious difference. Other coursework requirements are defined by the student's individualized academic contract and, after declaration of an area of concentration (major), by academic contract within the framework of the concentration.
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