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.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
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:
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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