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

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...


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...


Women in Computer Science Club does outreach program to Hamilton Central School for CS ed week Women in Computer Science Club does outreach program to Hamilton Central School for CS ed week

The Women in CS club ran an outreach program for grades 3-5 at Hamilton Central School for CS education week (first week of December, every year).


Upcoming Events

  • 16

    Feb

    2016

    Disrupting the Rule of Money in Politics

    Location: 319 McGregory Hall

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

    This department tea will feature a remote presentation by Barath Raghavan, a researcher at the International Computer Science Institute (Berkeley, CA). More information about the topic will be available soon.

  • 1

    Mar

    2016

    Understanding Users' (In)secure Behavior

    Location: 319 McGregory Hall

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

    Sonia Chiasson, Canada Research Chair in Human Oriented Computer Security at Carleton University in Ottawa will give a remote presentation about her research for this department tea. Check back for an updated abstract.

Recent Events

  • 2

    Feb

    2016

    A Conversation about Study Abroad

    Location: 319 McGregory Hall

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

    We will be joined by Carol Drogus, Interim Director of Off-Campus Study. Our goals are to assess from students who have already traveled abroad what they enjoyed about their programs and how they chose programs and courses, and to discuss ...

  • 26

    Jan

    2016

    Computer Science and Art: Workshop + Composition

    Location: 319 McGregory Hall

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

    Are you interested to write a graphics program based on a piece of art Colgate owns?

    We will run a curricular workshop to help you doing so. Everyone is welcome to
    join: students from COSC101/102 to 435 interested in ...