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 and faculty attend NYCWiC Students and faculty attend NYCWiC

Colgate was a silver-level sponsor at the New York Celebration of Women in Computing conference held April 8-9, 2016 in Lake George, NY. Students and faculty attended various events at the conference including presenting their work at a poster session.

Four students attend 2015 Grace Hopper conference Four students attend 2015 Grace Hopper conference

Four of our students attended the recent Grace Hopper Conference.
Sam Spano, Bria Vicenti, and Courtney McGill were selected as Grace Hopper scholars, winning support to attend the Grace Hopper celebration of women in computing conference in October. Samantha Braver ...

CS club sponsors lunch, information session, and Google CodeJam event CS club sponsors lunch, information session, and Google CodeJam event

The CS club hosted a lunch and information session that coincided with Google CodeJam. CS majors were on hand to discuss what it's like being a COSC major at Colgate, internship opportunities, jobs, research and other topics.

Recent Events

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    Graduation brunch

    Location: 319 McGregory Hall

    From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    The CS and Math departments jointly welcome graduating seniors and their families for a commencement weekend reception with faculty and staff.

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    CCSCNE 2016 conference

    Location: Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

    From 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    The Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges — Northeastern Region conference includes a programming contest and career fair. Students are encouraged to participate; contact Char Jablonski or Vijay Ramachandran for more information. See: http://ccscne.org/conferences/ccscne-2016/