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

Department teas, Fall 2013 Department teas, Fall 2013

We have weekly department "teas" on Tuesdays with an informal presentation and/or discussion over lunch. These photos of our majors and minors in the department are from the November 19, 2013 tea.

Annual Fall Barbeque, 2012 Annual Fall Barbeque, 2012

We had our annual department barbecue on September 20, 2012. The weather cooperated this year, and the food was catered by Doug's Holy Smoke.

Recent Events

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    Department tea: 400-level courses in Fall '14

    Location: CS Department Lounge

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

    This department tea will be an overview and discussion of the two 400-level courses being offered in the Fall 2014 term. Prof. Hay will talk about the Databases course that he will be teaching, and Prof. Mulry will talk about ...

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    Department Tea: A Survey of Digital Advertising: How the Cookies are Baked

    Location: McGregory 320

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

    Title: A Survey of Digital Advertising: How the Cookies are Baked
    Speaker: Andres Echenique '83, Senior Partner, Eric Mower + Associates

    Andres will be giving a brief talk reviewing the essentials of digital
    advertising, from the humble banner ad, to paid ...