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 space gets major renovation Department space gets major renovation

Over the summer, the home of the Computer Science department at Colgate received a major renovation. As you'll see in the photos, "major renovation" may even be an understatement!

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 ...

Upcoming Events

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    Department Tea: Accurate and Lightweight Simulation of Network Flows

    Location: McGregory 329

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

    At our next department tea, Jack Sneeringer '16 and Martin Liu '16 will talk about research they did at Colgate over the past summer. Lunch will be served following their talk.

    Abstract: Large data centers are often looking for ways ...

Recent Events

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    Department Tea: Orders of Magnitude Computational Acceleration for Large Scale Cardiac Simulations

    Location: CS department research area

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

    The speaker for our next department tea will be Farah Fouladi '15, who will talk about the internship she did this past summer. Lunch will be available after her talk.

    By mathematically modeling biological systems we can predict the ...

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    CS department tea: Raspberry Pi's and department displays

    Location: CS department research lounge

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

    The Raspberry Pi is a small, low-cost, Linux-based computer introduced in 2012 (see http://http://www.raspberrypi.org), which contains interesting capabilities for software development and prototyping. In the CS department, we are planning to use these computers to drive ...