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
Charlotte Jablonski, Administrative Assistant

Highlights & Photos

Ruchit Shrestha '20 receives Honorable Mention for Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award

Ruchit Shrestha '20 was selected for Honorable Mention for the Computing Research Association's (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award for 2020. Ruchit began conducting computer science research in summer 2017, and has continued to work with Prof. Gember-Jacobson over the ...

Student Internship Panel Student Internship Panel

Colgate Coders hosted a Student Internship Panel (moderated by Tam Nguyen '22) during which five computer science students shared their internship experiences. The panelists were: Essie Baiden '21 (Google Engineering Practicum Intern), Bilal Boussayoud '21 (Teaching Assistant at All Star ...

Grace Hopper Conference 2019 Grace Hopper Conference 2019

This year the CS department teamed up with Career Services to fund 10 students to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (https://ghc.anitab.org/), the world's largest gathering of women technologists. Additionally, 5 Colgate CS ...