Our Study

Computer science is the study of algorithmic processes and the machines that carry out these processes. It is a mix of theory, application, design, and experiment. Methods and ideas drawn from computer science are increasingly important in other scientific disciplines, as well as the humanities and social sciences. Most of all, we think computer science is fun. Our energetic faculty have active research programs and typically involve student researchers during the summer and the academic year. Check out our department highlights to learn more about computer science and our department.

We have a growing pool of highly successful graduates. Our students continue on to successful careers in a wide variety of fields including the computing and financial industries. A number of our students continue on to graduate work as well. Computing research and technology can change the world for the better, and there are many great reasons for choosing computer science. Contrary to fears generated by outsourcing, computer science-related jobs are still some of the best, fastest-growing, and highly-paid positions available to freshly-minted graduates.

Contact Information

Computer Science Department
Colgate University
McGregory Hall, 3rd Floor
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
(tel) 315.228.7719
(fax) 315.228.7009

Highlights & Photos

Prof. Ay publishes research with CS students

Prof. Ahmet Ay and three Colgate CS majors/minors merge biology, math, and computer science to publish two journal articles about zebrafish. Read the Colgate News article by Kellyann Hayes '16 for more: http://news.colgate.edu/2014/11/profe...

Women in Computer Science NYC Tech Trip Women in Computer Science NYC Tech Trip

Lauren Yeary '15 and Farah Fouladi '15 organized a midterm-break trip to New York City for the Women in Computer Science club to connect with tech companies. Read more here: http://news.colgate.edu/2014/10/laure...

Recent Events

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    Department Tea: CCS for COSC: What can Career Services do for you?

    Location: McGregory 329

    From 11:20 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.

    CCS for COSC: What can Career Services do for you?

    Join Michael Sciola and James Reed for an open discussion of career resources and student interests.

    Michael Sciola, AVP and director of career services, is a 20+ year veteran in ...

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    Department Tea: Compilers in the 21st Century

    Location: McGregory 329

    From 11:20 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.

    Join us for our department tea on November 11. Prof. Stratton will be our speaker, and lunch will be provided following his talk.

    Historically, compilers were built to solve the two biggest problems in the transition to high-level languages: accurately ...