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 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!


Upcoming Events

  • 31

    Mar

    2015

    Department Tea: Tristan Lawrence '97, Google Site Reliability Engineer

    Location: 329 McGregory

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

    Join us for our next department tea! Our speaker will be Tristan Lawrence, a Site Reliability Engineer at Google. Tristan graduated from Colgate in 1997 with a dual major in Asian Studies and Physical Science. After graduation, he began working ...

Recent Events

  • 24

    Mar

    2015

    Department Tea: Jason Keith, High Performance Computing and Quantum Chemistry

    Location: 329 McGregory

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

    Join us for our next department tea! Our speaker will be Jason Keith, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Colgate. He will be talking about his research which brings together ideas and techniques from three sciences: Chemistry, Physics, and Computer Science ...

  • 24

    Feb

    2015

    Department Tea: General discussion

    Location: COSC Department Lounge

    From 11:20 a.m. to noon

    Take a break from classes and join us for lunch on February 24, at 11:20.