Our educational mission is to teach all students to think clearly, to make relevant and valid judgments, to discriminate among values, and to communicate freely with others in the realm of ideas. We focus on developing humane instincts and disciplined, creative minds. To this end, Davidson College has designed an educational experience grounded in the liberal arts.
As a Davidson student, you will learn to analyze complex questions rigorously and to express yourself compellingly to multiple audiences. You will take intellectual risks because you will live with equally talented people whose backgrounds differ from your own. Collaborating across boundaries of race, economic status and political affiliation, Davidson students serve the common good.
A liberal arts education emphasizes critical thinking, effective communication, and life-long learning, and it prepares students for lives of leadership and service. The liberal arts curriculum will challenge you during your four years at Davidson and for the rest of your life by preparing you for an increasingly complex and interconnected world. Learn more about the academic majors and programs at Davidson.
Our world-class faculty will guide you through a curriculum designed to ensure that your education includes breadth of experience across many fields and disciplines, as well as in-depth study in one area defined by a major. Whether working alongside faculty in the science lab, debating economic policy in the local coffee shop, or discussing plans for life after college, you will learn from truly engaged and dedicated professors who are leaders in their fields of study.
Davidson provides academic resources and technology to support your success while pursuing a degree. The Center for Teaching and Learning, located in the Library, provides tutoring, writing, speaking and digital literacy services to assist you in your academic development. Technology & Innovation connects you to campus systems designed to enhance your academic experience and support your technology needs.
Davidson College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 or at http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Davidson College.