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
department@cs.colgate.edu

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!


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...


Professor Hay earns $500,000 data security grant Professor Hay earns $500,000 data security grant

DARPA awarded Prof. Hay nearly $500,000 to participate in Project Brandeis, a new program that challenges researchers from across the country to develop systems that facilitate data analysis while preserving privacy. Read more...


Upcoming Events

  • 24

    Jan

    2017

    Department Tea: Welcome Back

    Location: 319 McGregory Hall

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

    Join CS faculty and students to celebrate the beginning of the spring semester. Come enjoy pizza and conversation!

Recent Events

  • 29

    Nov

    2016

    Department Tea: Michael Chavinda '17

    Location: 319 McGregory Hall

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

    Our very own Michael Chavinda will give a talk about open-source contributions. As usual, lunch will be served.

  • 15

    Nov

    2016

    Google Career Development Workshop

    Location: 319 McGregory Hall

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

    Google software engineers (and Colgate alums!) will guide you through a year-by-year walkthrough of how to best prepare yourself to work in the tech industry. We'll be dialing in over Hangouts to share this intel with only those who ...