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. Fourquet mentors research students in graphics Prof. Fourquet mentors research students in graphics

Eli Goberdon '16 writes about his experience working with Prof. Elodie Fourquet studying lighting in 3D environments. Prof. Fourquet joined the department in July 2014. Read more here: http://news.colgate.edu/2014/08/eli-g...

CS student writes about 2014 summer internship CS student writes about 2014 summer internship

Michael Dunnegan '16, one of our computer-science majors, recently wrote a guest post for the Colgate website about his 2014 summer internship at BuildingBlok, a tech startup in New York City. Read his post here: http://news.colgate.edu/2014 ...

Recent Events

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    Department Tea: General discussion

    Location: COSC Department Lounge

    From 11:20 a.m. to noon

    Take a break from classes and join us for lunch on February 24, at 11:20.

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    Department Tea: Two teas this week!

    Location: TBA

    From 11:20 a.m. to noon

    Join us on both Tuesday and Thursday of this week for department tea. Check your email for more information about the teas.