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

Summer Research 2019 Summer Research 2019

Nine students conducted research with faculty in computer science this summer. Also, several computer science majors used their CS skills to conduct research in other disciplines. The research topics included data privacy, Internet measurement, access controls, network verification, and news ...

Students and Faculty present research at NSDI 2019 Students and Faculty present research at NSDI 2019

Ruchit Shrestha '20 and Xiaolin Sun '20, along with Prof. Aaron Gember-Jacobson, presented a poster on their research at the 16th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (https://www.usenix.org/conference/nsdi19).

The research focuses on localizing ...

Computer graphics students create Colgate-themed games Computer graphics students create Colgate-themed games

Students in Prof. Fourquet's Computer Graphics (COSC 435) course created Colgate-themed games for their final course project. The themes ranged from rugby to cruisers, with each game having a unique visual aesthetic and play style. Students and faculty enjoyed ...