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Mike Dunnegan '16 Builds Coding Skills
Summer internship spent coding at BuildingBlok in NYC.  FULL ARTICLE: Mike Dunnegan '16 Builds Coding Skills
Eli Goberdon '16 on Lighting Techniques
Conducting research on improvements in 3D lighting environments. FULL ARTICLE: Eli Goberdon '16 on Lighting Techniques
Colgate students teach coding at HCS
Samantha Braver ’18 helps teach computer coding at Hamilton Central School as a member of the Colgate Women in Computer Science club.  
FULL ARTICLE: Colgate students teach coding at HCS
Computer Science Highlights
We're active both inside and outside the classroom. Check out some recent highlights.  READ MORE computer science highlights
Computer Science Faculty
Compelling instruction and field-leading research. Meet our computer science faculty.
Methods and ideas drawn from computer science are increasingly important in almost all other academic disciplines. Our approach to computer science is a mix of theory, application, design, and experiment. Most important? We think computer science is fun.

About Computer Science

Students in the department can major in computer science or computer science/mathematics. Students may also choose to pursue a minor in computer science.

Colgate was one of the first colleges to establish an independent computer science program, and we continue to be a leader in the teaching of computer science at the undergraduate level.

Studying with us gives you the opportunity to learn from world-class faculty in the classroom, as well as to engage in graduate-level research as an undergraduate. Our faculty are extremely active researchers and have been successful in acquiring NSF grants to support their research, curriculum development, and educational infrastructure activities.

Success after Colgate

Alumni who majored in the department are pursuing careers in a variety of fields. Check out just a few of the possibilities out there for our majors:

Department Contacts

Chair: Joel Sommers
Administrative assistant: Charlotte Jablonski (
Office: 209 McGregory
Phone: 315-228-7719
Fax: 315-228-7831