For more information see related Majors, Concentrations, and Academic Options.
The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
The Center enables highly motivated students to develop and design their own interdisciplinary majors with members of the Davidson faculty.
Students may choose from environmental course offerings in the curriculum, apply to the School for Field Studies, or apply for acceptance to Biosphere2 through Davidson's biology department.
The Humanities program offers a four-course interdisciplinary study of literature, history, philosophy, and religion, with small group lectures and discussions.
Options include the Dean Rusk International Studies Program, named for Davidson's distinguished alumnus who served as Secretary of State during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations; the South Asian Studies Program, with emphasis on India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bhutan; Study Abroad, with opportunities including France, Germany, England, Cyprus, India, Mexico, West Africa, and Zambia; and Self-Instructional Language, enabling qualified students to study languages other than the five for which programs are available.
Davidson offers excellent preparatory courses for graduate study and careers in medicine, law, education, engineering, and ministry.
The Army ROTC program at Davidson is designed to enhance a student's college education by providing unique training and practical experience in leadership and management--qualities essential to success in any career. Upon graduation from Davidson, students who have successfully completed ROTC training are awarded a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, Army National Guard, or U.S. Army Reserve.
Opportunities include the July Experience for rising high school seniors; a five-year sequential program, Love of Learning, for students in grades 8 through 12; and individual Summer Research Assistant opportunities with faculty in many departments for Davidson College students.