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!

CS Thanksgiving Dinner CS Thanksgiving Dinner

The first Computer Science thanksgiving dinner was held at the Colgate Inn on November 19. Thanks to Lauren Yeary '15 and Farah Fouladi '15 for organizing this event!

Recent Events

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    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 ...

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    Department Tea: A Survey of Digital Advertising: How the Cookies are Baked

    Location: McGregory 320

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

    Title: A Survey of Digital Advertising: How the Cookies are Baked
    Speaker: Andres Echenique '83, Senior Partner, Eric Mower + Associates

    Andres will be giving a brief talk reviewing the essentials of digital
    advertising, from the humble banner ad, to paid ...