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

Prof. Ay publishes research with CS students

Prof. Ahmet Ay and three Colgate CS majors/minors merge biology, math, and computer science to publish two journal articles about zebrafish. Read the Colgate News article by Kellyann Hayes '16 for more: http://news.colgate.edu/2014/11/profe...

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 ...

Lillie Pentecost '16 presents her research at HPC workshop Lillie Pentecost '16 presents her research at HPC workshop

Lillie Pentecost '16 presented the research paper that she co-authored with visiting Prof. John Stratton at the Second International Workshop on Hardware-Software Co-Design for High Performance Computing (Co-HPC 2015) (http://codaash.org/co-hpc). Lillie did the research under Prof. Stratton ...

Recent Events

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    Department Tea: Mini Programming Challenge

    Location: 319 McGregory Hall

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

    Put your coding and problem solving skills to the test and join us for a mini programming challenge. We'll work in teams to solve a problem from a recent ACM Program Competition. We'll have laptops on hand, or ...

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    Graduation brunch

    Location: 319 McGregory Hall

    From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    The CS and Math departments jointly welcome graduating seniors and their families for a commencement weekend reception with faculty and staff.