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

Department space gets major renovation Department space gets major renovation

Over the summer, the home of the Computer Science department at Colgate received a major renovation. As you'll see in the photos, "major renovation" may even be an understatement!


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 ...


Upcoming Events

  • 2

    Sep

    2014

    Department tea: welcome back

    Location: CS department 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, welcome new faculty, and enjoy our new department space. Food will be available.

Recent Events

  • 22

    Apr

    2014

    CS department tea: general discussion

    Location: CS Department Lounge

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

    Please join the COSC department faculty for our next department tea, April 22, at 11:20. Our tea will be a friendly and casual discussion over lunch this week, and will also be the last tea of the semester. Take ...

  • 8

    Apr

    2014

    Department tea: 400-level courses in Fall '14

    Location: CS Department Lounge

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

    This department tea will be an overview and discussion of the two 400-level courses being offered in the Fall 2014 term. Prof. Hay will talk about the Databases course that he will be teaching, and Prof. Mulry will talk about ...