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

Students taking advantage of new research/coursework space Students taking advantage of new research/coursework space

As part of the department renovation, the area that used to occupy McGregory 317 has been refashioned into a research and workspace for department majors and minors. All three windows that were formerly blacked out have been opened up, and ...

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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    Spring semester kick-off and general discussion

    Location: CS Department Lounge

    From 11:20 a.m. to noon

    Welcome back! Please join the COSC department faculty for our next department tea, January 27, at 11:20. Our tea will be a friendly and casual discussion over lunch this week. Come and join us for lunch and discussion.

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    End of semester party

    Location: CS department lounge

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

    All majors and minors are encouraged to attend an end-of-semester party on Tuesday 12/9 in the CS department lounge. We hope you'll join us for much food and merriment!