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Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Davidson, NC, United States
The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS) provides opportunities for students and faculty to explore topics that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. Students have the ability to complete a major that is not regularly offered by an academic department or program. 
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The CIS hosts regular Monday lunches at which students present their work-in-progress to CIS majors and advisers, followed by Q-and-A. These lunches are open to all interested faculty.

The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS) has continuously evolved to face the current needs and expectations of students and faculty since its establishment as Honors College in 1969. Honors College was created "to develop accelerated programs of study for a limited number of exceptional students" (1972 College Catalog). In this iteration, students designed a course of study to allow students to be away from campus for several terms to conduct a field research project in marine biology, foreign study, or any other area.

Renamed the Center for Honors Studies in 1973, the Center developed a new focus on interdisciplinary projects such as a study of the Rocky River watershed (1974-75). In 1977, the Center was renamed the Center for Special Studies but continued its focus on interdisciplinary projects. In 1993, it became the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies as the academic home for students to create self-designed majors.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Gender & Sexuality in Syrian Television Drama
  • Revolutionary Literature & Politics
  • Special Topics Class
  • Special Topics Seminar
  • Applied Values Theory
  • Independent Study
  • Thesis/Capstone

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Applicants must complete secondary school graduation requirements and submit academic test scores before enrolling at Davidson.

Excluding consideration for exceptional circumstances, at least 16 high school units are required, although the average student accepted at Davidson has taken 20 units. These units should include:

  • Four units of English
  • Three units of mathematics
  • Two units of the same foreign language
  • Two units of science
  • Two units of history/social studies

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12492 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49949 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12492 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49949 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Davidson

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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