College Catalog

Swarthmore College Bulletin
Volume CXII, Number 1
Catalog Issue August 2014

General Information Courses of Study


Educational Resources



Financial Aid

College Life

Educational Program

Faculty Regulations

Degree Requirements

10 The Corporation

11 Board of Managers

12 Alumni Association

13 Faculty & Instructional Staff

14 Administration

15 Visiting Examiners

16 Degrees Conferred

17 Distinctions, Awards, and Fellowships

18 Endowed Chairs

19 Enrollment Statistics

20 Course Credit and Numbering

Directions to Swarthmore College


Asian Studies


Black Studies

Chemistry and Biochemistry


Cognitive Science

Comparative Literature

Computer Science


Educational Studies


English Literature

Environmental Studies

Film and Media Studies

Gender and Sexuality Studies


Interpretation Theory

Islamic Studies

Latin American and Latino Studies


Mathematics and Statistics

Medieval Studies

Modern Languages and Literatures

Music and Dance

Peace and Conflict Studies


Physical Education and Athletics

Physics and Astronomy

Political Science


Public Policy


Sociology and Anthropology


Swarthmore College does not discriminate ineducation or employment on the basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, medical condition, pregnancy, disability, or any other legally protected status. This policy is consistent with relevant governmental statutes and regulations, including those pursuant to Title IX of the Federal Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

The Swarthmore College Department of Public Safety is responsible for the overall security of Swarthmore's campus and is the first contact and first responder for all campus emergencies. Its charge is to protect persons and property, preserve the peace, deter crime, apprehend crimina loffenders, recover lost and stolen property, perform services as required, enforce appropriate College regulations, and maintain a sense of community security and confidence in the department. A copy of the College's Annual Security Report - describing safety programs and policies, as well as crime statistics - is available at

This Bulletin contains policies and program descriptions as of July 15, 2014, and should be used solely as an informational guide. The College reserves the right to alter or amend at any time the policies or programs contained in the Bulletin. Students are responsible for informing themselves of current policies and meeting all relevant requirements.

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