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
cjablonski@colgate.edu

Highlights & Photos

Prof. Hay featured in Colgate Magazine article Prof. Hay featured in Colgate Magazine article

Michael Hay, Associate Professor of Computer Science, is one of three faculty members featured in Aleta Mayne's Spring 2020 Colgate Magazine article entitled "Privacy Matters." His work on differential privacy received an ACM PODS award. Read the article here ...


Recent Events

  • 10

    Mar

    2020

    Department Tea: Diversity in CS: Networking Opportunities

    Location: CS Student Research Lounge (McGregory 319)

    From 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

    A panel of students will share their experiences participating in the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, the Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing, and Code2040. The panel will be moderated by Prof. Smith. This is the second ...

  • 3

    Mar

    2020

    Department Tea: Diversity in CS: Our Identities

    Location: CS Student Research Lounge (McGregory 319)

    From 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

    Aaron and Vijay will co-facilitate an inter-group dialogue on personal identities and how our identities shape our own and others' experiences and perceptions of computer science. This is the first department tea in a multi-week series on diversity in CS ...