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This is an unofficial website that is maintained by the Harvard CS Directors of Undergraduate Studies (DUSs) Boaz Barak and Stephen Chong. It contains information relevant to current Harvard College students that are either studying computer science as a primary, secondary, or joint concentration, or interested in doing so. You can always reach us at

The following official websites contain more information about Harvard, Computer Science, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences: The Computer Science Area website contains information about research areas, faculty, and administration in computer science at Harvard. The Harvard admissions website contains information about applying to study at Harvard. Information for prospective undergrads interested in the School Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) can be found here.


  • Frequently Asked Questions on concentrating in Computer Science at Harvard.

  • Concentration Information, including requirements, advising, how to declare, and combining with CS with other areas.

  • Research Opportunities, including more info about a Senior Thesis in CS, and CS91r (Supervised Reading and Research).

  • How to Get Involved in the CS community

  • Additional Resources for CS concentrators and pre-concentrators, including course listings and links to useful guides, forums, and mailing lists.

  • Forms for your Plan of Study, CS91r, and requesting a specific CS concentration advisor.

If you are considering concentrating in Computer Science, we highly recommend you check out our resources page as well as read our FAQ. You should also join the Harvard CS Undergraduate Piazza board.

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