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
Charlotte Jablonski, Administrative Assistant
cjablonski@colgate.edu

Highlights & Photos

Work co-produced by Professor Sommers featured in Technology Review Work co-produced by Professor Sommers featured in Technology Review

Working with a team of researchers, Prof. Sommers created a map of the cables that power the Internet by putting together ISP maps and cross referencing against a massive set of public records. Read more...


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 ...


Faculty research in the ACM Internet Measurement Conference '17 Faculty research in the ACM Internet Measurement Conference '17

Prof. Joel Sommers has two papers in the ACM Internet Measurement Conference in November 2017 (https://conferences.sigcomm.org/imc/2...), in London, UK. The papers are co-authored with colleagues from the University of Wisconsin, the University of Oregon, and ...


Recent Events

  • 3

    May

    2018

    Dept Tea: End-of-semester Eats

    Location: McGregory 319

    From 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

    Join us in celebrating our seniors and wishing them well in their future endeavors! Senior gifts will be distributed at this time.

  • 1

    May

    2018

    Dept Tea: Senior Theses

    Location: 319 McGregory Hall

    From 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

    Knowledge Discovery From Sensitive Data: Privatizing Bayesian Rule Lists
    Armando Belardo '18
    The utility of machine learning is rising, coming from a growing wealth of data and problems that are becoming harder to solve analytically. With these changes there is ...