This information is part of the Colgate University catalog, 2023-24.

Major Requirements

The computer science major consists of 8 courses, starting with .  Foundational and elective courses at the 200-level prepare students for electives at the 300- and 400-levels. The requirements for the major are as follows:

Preparatory Courses

Required Courses


  • Four COSC courses at the 200, 300 or 400 level 
    • No more than one may be at the 200 level
    • At least one must be at the 400 level
    • , , , and  are not counted toward this requirement.

GPA Requirement

A minimum GPA of 2.00 in the COSC courses chosen to meet the major requirements is necessary to satisfy the major.

Honors and High Honors

Students interested in pursuing honors can find the additional requirements on the  department page.

Computer Science Department

For more information about the department, including Faculty, transfer credit, awards, etc., please visit the  catalog page.