University of Alabama New College
About the New College
The New College at the University of Alabama is an interdisciplinary liberal arts program where highly motivated undergraduates design their own curricula 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.