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Course Credits

As a Davidson student, you can receive biology course credits for completing SFS programs.

  • Semester Programs: You can earn four biology course credits (BIO 184 and BIO 381-383), graded pass/fail, for completing a semester program. BIO 184 also fulfills the cultural diversity credit.
  • Summer Programs: You can earn one biology course credit (BIO 385), graded pass/fail, for attending a summer program.
  • Credits for Majors: Three SFS semester courses (BIO 381-383) and the SFS summer course (BIO 385) may count towards a major in Biology. SFS courses do not fulfill the Davidson core requirement for laboratory science. Note that seven of the courses required for the Biology major must be Davidson courses taught by Davidson College faculty members, so SFS courses do not count towards those seven courses.
  • Pre-med students: When applying to medical school, you must list the SFS courses as pass/fail on your American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) document. Contact Pre-Medical Director Naila Mamoon at with any questions about SFS on your AMCAS application.