Get started with Robotics at New College of Florida

New College of Florida is a public liberal arts honors college in Sarasota, Florida. It was founded as a private institution, spent several years merged into the University of South Florida, and in 2001 became an autonomous college, the eleventh independent school of the State University System of Florida. Upon achieving independence, the school adopted its current name: New College of Florida. The school is distinguished by its unusual "contract system," in which students are given written evaluations instead of grades and agree to semester-long contracts in which a certain number of classes must be passed. For example, in a "three out of five" contract, a student who failed two classes would face no penalty, although one who failed three classes would risk losing the entire semester's credits. The system was devised to encourage academic experimentation and foster curiosity about disparate topics outside one's usual course of study. New College offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in Data Science. We have earned many accolades and distinctions, among them a place in Loren Pope’s book, “Colleges That Change Lives,” and consistently high national rankings by the leading arbiters of higher education.

Contact Information

Address
5800 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, Florida 34243
Email
robutler@ncf.edu
Phone
(941) 487-4468

Robotics Training Programs from New College of Florida

New College supports students with a passion for learning and a desire to take responsibility for their own education. That’s why our professors provide written evaluations – rather than letter grades – to assess your work each term. During your four years here, you will be expected to fulfill seven academic contracts. Each contract is a written agreement between you and your faculty advisor regarding your educational goals, academic activities, and progress toward graduation each semester. You get to choose from more than 40 Areas of Concentration (majors) and over 300 courses offered annually at New College. You can also pursue one or more of our certificate programs that focus on professional skills. Each January, you will work on an independent study project that can include a lab experiment, scholarly paper, study abroad, off-campus internship, art exhibit, or musical or theatrical performance. The culmination of your New College education is the senior thesis project, in which you will produce a major research paper, body of artwork, or other highly developed presentation that reflects your Area of Concentration.

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