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 compete in programming competition Students compete in programming competition

Two teams from the CS department recently competed in the ACM International Programming Competition Northeast preliminaries held in Oswego on 13 October. Congratulations!

2016 UPE induction ceremony 2016 UPE induction ceremony

Twenty-seven computer-science students are members of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon honor society, and we welcomed new inductees at a ceremony on April 27. Congratulations to all our successful students!

Three New Faculty Members Three New Faculty Members

Three new faculty members joined the department in Fall 2016:

Aaron Gember-Jacobson, (BS Marquette University; MS, PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison) comes to Colgate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he recently completed his PhD. His dissertation title is “Novel Abstractions ...

Upcoming Events

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    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

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    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.

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    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 ...