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

Students win distinction at Summer Research Poster Session Students win distinction at Summer Research Poster Session

Michael Chavinda '17 and Duy Tran '17, working with Assistant Professor Elodie Fourquet, were recognized as one of three top projects presented at Colgate's Summer Research Poster session on Thursday, July 23. Their work is titled "Drawing: The Elephant ...

Three students awarded Grace Hopper scholarships Three students awarded Grace Hopper scholarships

Sam Spano, Bria Vicenti, and Courtney McGill were selected as Grace Hopper scholars, winning support to attend the Grace Hopper celebration of women in computing conference in October.

Upcoming Events

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    Student Research Symposium

    Location: 101 Ho Science Center

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

    Computer Science will participate in the 9th annual Ho Symposium on summer student research sponsored by the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Michael Chavinda, one of the student researchers working on a distinction-winning project mentored by Prof. Fourquet, will ...

Recent Events

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    Department Tea: Welcome back!

    Location: McGregory CS Lounge

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

    Please join the COSC department for the first department tea of the semester as we welcome new and returning students back. Food will be served

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    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 ...