Welcome to the Department of Computer Science at Colgate University! 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.
Our energetic faculty have active research programs and involve student researchers during the summer and the academic year. Colgate computer science students continue on to successful careers in a wide variety of fields.
A map of US long-haul fiber-optic infrastructure included in Prof. Joel Sommers’ 2015 paper InterTubes: A study of the US long-haul fiber-optic infrastructure will be included in the “Cellphone: Unseen Connections” exhibit opening June 23, 2023 at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.
The groundbreaking for the Benton Center for Creativity and Innovation marks the beginning of construction of the new home for the Department of Computer Science in the Middle Campus.
In the course Human-Computer Interaction, Prof. Nick Diana teaches students to build technology that is meaningful. Read Aleta Mayne’s Summer 2022 Colgate Magazine Article “Computer Science, the Liberal Arts Way” to learn more.