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Department Overview

Advice for First Year Students


Welcome to the Swarthmore College Computer Science Department!

Swarthmore's CS Department offers courses that emphasize the fundamental concepts of computer science, treating today's languages and systems as current examples of the underlying concepts. By educating students to think conceptually, we are preparing them to adapt to developments in this dynamic field. The study of Computer Science within a liberal arts environment hones students' skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and clear and concise communication. Developing these skills creates students well prepared for graduate school or employment in industry.

For advice and resources on specific subjects, such as Study Abroad, Placement Exams, Programming Contests, etc, please see our Faculty Contacts Page.


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Welcome to the Computer Science Department at Swarthmore College!

CS31/35 Ninjas

Swat CS ninjas support our introductory CS courses. Learn more.

summer students

Summer research students: Kyle, Caleb, Sam, Sam, Zach, Kei, Josh, Douglas, Terry, Liam, Mickey, Kelly, Nhung (not shown: Effie, Jessica, Hunter, Sophia). Learn more.

Swat CS classroom picture

Swarthmore CS offers a variety of core Computer Science courses. Learn more.

CS21 Ninjas

Swat CS ninjas support our introductory Comp Sci courses. Learn more.

Swat CS student research talk

Swarthmore CS students engage in research both during the school year and over the summer. Learn more.

Women in Computer Science

Swarthmore's student-run Women in Computer Science group offers the encouragement and expertise to topple barriers and bias. Learn more

ACM Student Competitors

Each year Swat CS sends a few teams to the ACM Programming Contest. Learn more.

science center building

Most of our Computer Science labs and offices are located in the Science Center, which is also the home for Math & Statistics, Physics, and Chemistry. Learn more.

Welcome to the Computer Science Department at Swarthmore College!

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