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.