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

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...

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.

Out with the old, in with the new Out with the old, in with the new

The home of the computer science department at Colgate --- the 3rd floor of McGregory Hall --- is getting a major facelift this summer. Students wrote on the walls of the hallway near the current 317 space to say farewell to the ...

Recent Events

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    Graduation brunch

    Location: 319 McGregory Hall

    From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    The CS and Math departments jointly welcome graduating seniors and their families for a commencement weekend reception with faculty and staff.

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    CCSCNE 2016 conference

    Location: Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

    From 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    The Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges — Northeastern Region conference includes a programming contest and career fair. Students are encouraged to participate; contact Char Jablonski or Vijay Ramachandran for more information. See: http://ccscne.org/conferences/ccscne-2016/