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

Graduation Requirements

Ways of Knowing Requirements

All students must 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 (COMP)

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

Language Requirement (FRLG)

To fulfill the Language Requirement, students successfully complete the third-semester level (201 or higher) of a Davidson language (Ancient Greek, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Latin, Russian or Spanish), have an approved transfer course at equivalent level, or demonstrate equivalent proficiency as determined and certified by the appropriate Davidson  department. We strongly recommend that students complete this requirement before entering their senior year. Multilingual students may receive a waiver of the language requirement.

Cultural Diversity Requirement (CULT)

Students must complete one course satisfying the Cultural Diversity Requirement.

Justice, Equality, and Community Requirement (JEC)

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.