Important Announcements for the 2020-21 Academic Year/COVID-19
Below are department announcements sent to students in the computer science department. If you have not taken a CPSC course previously, please regularly check this page for updates. Unless otherwise noted, changes announced for 2020-21 are temporary measures and will not automatically apply to future planning.
- Computer Science's 2020-21 Planning (July 16, 2020)
- Staffing Changes for 2020-21 (July 16, 2020)
- Curriculum Changes for 2020-21 (July 17, 2020)
- FAQ for 2020-21 Planning
- Advice for First Year Students
- Lab Policy for 2020-21
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.