Welcome to New College! We are an interdisciplinary liberal arts program where highly motivated undergraduates design their own majors leading to BA or BS degrees.
New College students have flexibility in creating individualized courses of study — called “depth studies” — consistent with their interests, goals, aptitudes, temperaments, and skills. Each student, with the assistance of a New College faculty mentor, builds a depth study that includes New College seminars and coursework from across the University. In addition to traditional coursework, students can pursue research activities, community-based learning, and self-directed study.
Our emphasis on student choice and responsibility promotes the creativity, flexibility, and adaptability necessary for effective participation in the emergent communities of the future.
Watch this video to learn more about New College and hear our students talk about how the freedom to develop their own interdisciplinary majors gives them an opportunity to discover and explore what fascinates them.