Welcome to Wellesley's Computer Science Department!
The Computer Science department is made up of faculty with a range of research interests and a dedication to teaching undergraduate students.
Our goal is to prepare students to engage with and lead in a world shaped by computation and data. Our curriculum covers the "big ideas" of computer science, and includes a wide range of topics such as software design, computer architecture, theory of computation, algorithms, programming languages, machine learning, artificial intelligence, distributed computing, human-computer interaction, social computing, and playable media. We aim to provide students with theoretical, technical, and ethical foundations so that they can design and build applications and tools, which make a positive impact for individuals, communities, and society.
Our department was established in 1982 and will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year! Take a look at the Brief History of CS at Wellesley to learn more about how the department has grown and changed over time.