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Swarthmore College

Academics and Majors

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Academic Programs
The College offers more than 600 courses a year; an exceptional Honors Program; individual special majors; a program in education that leads to Pennsylvania secondary school certification; and undergraduate research opportunities in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and engineering.

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Swarthmore Students Say...

Swarthmore College “has a lovely campus, the people are almost unbelievably friendly, it’s a safe environment, and it’s really, really challenging academically,” and “although it’s not one of the most well-known schools, those who do know of it also know of its wonderful reputation. It’s where to go for a real education— for learning for the sake o... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

500 College Avenue

Swarthmore, PA 19081

United States

Phone: 610-328-8300

Fax: 610-328-8580


Majors & Special Programs
Academic Rating: 99
Most Popular Majors: Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Economics, General
Political Science and Government, General
All Majors: African-American/Black Studies
African-American/Black Studies
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
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Combined Degree Programs: Not Reported
Joint Engineering Program: General Engineering
Other Joint Degree Programs: BA/BS in engineering and another major
Special Study Options: Accelerated
Cross Registration
Double Major
Exchange Student
Honors Program
Student Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification

Other Special Study Options:
The CollegeÂ’s Honors Program features small groups of students working closely with faculty and peers; an emphasis on independent learning; and a final examination by outside scholars. Cross-registration is available at Bryn Mawr and Haverford colleges, and the University of Pennsylvania. Cooperative exchange programs are available with Rice and Tufts universities and Harvey Mudd, Pomona, Mills, and Middlebury colleges. Study abroad is encouraged and is available to students of all academic majors.
Required Coursework: Foreign languages
Sciences (biological or physical)
Social science

Other required coursework:
Physical Education
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Faculty & Class Information
Student Faculty Ratio:8:1
Total Faculty:206
Full-time & part-time faculty with Phds:191
Classes Taught by TAs:0%
Most Frequent Class Size:2 - 9
Most Frequent Lab & Sub-Section Size:2 - 9
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