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

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    Sep

    2020

    Department Tea: Welcome Back to the COSC department

    Location: Zoom info has been shared via email and the CS Discord server

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

    Come and join other COSC interested students and the department faculty to celebrate the beginning of the strangest semester of all.

    Feel free to drop by whenever you can make it.

    We will break in small groups, so you will ...