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Department of Computer Science

Diversity

Halligan Hall, the home of the Department of Computer Science at Tufts

The Tufts Department of Computer Science is committed to encouraging every student at the university to explore our classes, regardless of whether they had access to computer science courses in high school, and to creating an environment in which all students can discover their talent for computer science, enjoy a computer science major, and ultimately pursue careers in computer science.

Our partnership with the Building, Recruiting, and Inclusion for Diversity (BRAID) initiative underscores this commitment. The department has been named a 2018 BRAID Affiliate. The initiative, co-led by AnitaB.org and Harvey Mudd College, was created in 2014 in the hopes of ultimately improving diversity and representation in computer science. Affiliates commit to increasing the diversity of their computing departments and learn best practices from other BRAID schools. We are pleased to participate as a 2018 BRAID Affiliate, and we will continue our work to diversify our department with the goal of contributing to the diversification of the field.

The Tufts Department of Computer Science is engaging and inclusive, built on finding strength through diversity. As a department, we support initiatives that encourage women to pursue computer science. Over 25 percent of our undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. students are women – above the national average – and nearly 30 percent of our faculty are women, including our department chair. From breaking down entry barriers to our classes, to introducing young girls to computer science, we seek to make our department and the field a welcoming place for all. Learn more.

Students at the Grace Hopper Celebration.

Women in Computer Science

The Tufts Department of Computer Science is proud to support initiatives that encourage women to pursue computer science at Tufts and beyond.