Introduction

This is CS50 AP, Harvard University's introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming for students in high school, which satisfies the College Board's new AP CS Principles curriculum framework.

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An entry-level course taught by David J. Malan, CS50 AP teaches students how to think algorithmically and solve problems efficiently. Topics include abstraction, algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource management, security, software engineering, and web development. Languages include C, PHP, and JavaScript plus SQL, CSS, and HTML. Problem sets inspired by real-world domains of biology, cryptography, finance, forensics, and gaming. As of Fall 2015, the on-campus version of CS50 was Harvard's largest course.

Students in high school may receive AP credit for this course provided their school approves the credit and administers the College Board's end-of-year exam. Students who earn a satisfactory score on 9 problem sets (i.e., programming assignments) and a final project are also eligible to receive a verified certificate from HarvardX.

What you'll learn:

  • A broad and robust understanding of computer science and programming
  • How to think algorithmically and solve programming problems efficiently
  • Concepts like abstraction, algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource management, security, software engineering, and web development
  • Familiarity in a number of languages, including C, PHP, and JavaScript plus SQL, CSS, and HTML
  • How to engage with a vibrant community of like-minded learners from all levels of experience
  • How to develop and present a final programming project to your peers

Meet The Faculty

David J. Malan

David J. Malan

Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science, Harvard University

David is Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a Member of the Faculty of Education in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. He received his A.B., S.M., and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard in 1999, 2004, and 2007, respectively.

Rob Bowden

Rob Bowden

Computer Science doctoral student, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Harvard University

Rob is a doctoral student in Computer Science at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. He received his A.B. in Computer Science with a secondary field in Mathematical Sciences from Harvard in 2013.

Zamyla Chan

Zamyla Chan

Chemistry and Chemical Biology doctoral candidate Harvard University

Zamyla is a doctoral candidate in Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. She received her S.B. in Engineering Sciences with a secondary field in Computer Science from Harvard in 2014.

Doug Lloyd

Doug Lloyd

Doug is a Senior Preceptor in Computer Science in the Division of Continuing Education at Harvard University. He received his A.B. in Computer Science from Harvard in 2009.

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