Graduation Requirements

All students must complete 32 credits, earn a 2.0 GPA in their major and fulfill the requirements below in order to graduate.

For convenience, we have compiled a spreadsheet of current courses (XLS), updated daily, that fulfill the college's Ways of Knowing requirements.

Ways of Knowing Requirements

All students must complete eight courses from seven different departments/programs to fulfill the college's Ways of Knowing requirements. In these courses students will examine complex problems through diverse methods of inquiry, understand how different kinds of knowledge are generated, and identify appropriate standards for evaluating knowledge in different realms.

Writing Requirement

New students must fulfill the Writing Requirement in their first year.

Foreign Language Requirement

To fulfill the Foreign Language Requirement, students must successfully complete the third-semester level (201 or higher) of a Davidson foreign language course, by an approved transfer course at equivalent level, or by equivalent proficiency as determined and certified by the appropriate Davidson foreign language department. We strongly recommend that students complete this requirement before entering their senior years.

Cultural Diversity Requirement

Students must complete one course satisfying the Cultural Diversity Requirement.

Justice, Equality, and Community Requirement

Students must complete one course satisfying the Justice, Equality, and Community Requirement.

Physical Education Requirement

Recognizing the importance of personal wellness and physical fitness, Davidson requires participation in the physical education program. All students, including transfers, must complete the physical education requirement.

Davidson 101

Davidson 101 provides new students with the facts and skills necessary for safe and healthy lives at Davidson. The course also introduces essential principles and skills for balanced and successful lives beyond the college community, including career decisions, interpersonal relationships, and healthy lifestyles. This non-credit course must be completed in the first semester of the first year at Davidson.