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

CS majors start problem solving sessions for intro-level courses CS majors start problem solving sessions for intro-level courses

Two Computer Science majors, Farah Fouladi '15 and Lauren Yeary '15, recently started holding tutoring and problem-solving sessions for women enrolled in our intro-level courses.

Q: Can you describe a bit of what you do and your goals for these ...


CS club sponsors lunch, information session, and Google CodeJam event CS club sponsors lunch, information session, and Google CodeJam event

The CS club hosted a lunch and information session that coincided with Google CodeJam. CS majors were on hand to discuss what it's like being a COSC major at Colgate, internship opportunities, jobs, research and other topics.


Upcoming Events

  • 21

    Apr

    2015

    Department Tea: Student presentations from Farah Fouladi and Sam Daulton

    Location: 329 McGregory

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

    Join us for our next department tea! We will have two speakers, Farah Fouladi '15 and Sam Daulton '15. Each will speak about their final project from Professor Ay's course on Modeling of Biological Systems.

    Lunch will be served ...

Recent Events

  • 14

    Apr

    2015

    Department Tea: Chris Nevison, Parallel Computing in Java

    Location: 329 McGregory

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

    Join us for our next department tea! Our speaker will be our very own Chris Nevison who will talk about some new features in Java for parallel computing.

    Lunch will be served following the talk.

    Title: Parallel Computing in Java ...

  • 7

    Apr

    2015

    Department Tea: Jessica Cundiff, Addressing the gender gap in computer science

    Location: 329 McGregory

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

    Join us for our next department tea! Our speaker will be Jessica Cundiff, who studies gender bias and has looked specifically at such biases in the field of computer science. This should be an informative talk!

    Lunch will be served ...