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

2016 UPE induction ceremony 2016 UPE induction ceremony

Twenty-seven computer-science students are members of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon honor society, and we welcomed new inductees at a ceremony on April 27. Congratulations to all our successful students!

CS students participate in business accelerator CS students participate in business accelerator

Colgate University's Fox Leadership Program supported a group of students, including several computer-science majors, participate in a winter break business accelerator bootcamp formed by a partnership between Colgate's career services and General Assembly. Read more in the Spring ...

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/