Your curriculum will be lab based, and virtually all your courses will be a research experience. You will find a department that keeps up with the evolution of computer science yet provides a foundation in its underlying principles: mathematics, logic and language.
During a summer immersed in computer science through a Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Research Award, Katherine Droppa ’16 discovered what it might be like to work in the industry. “I had often worried beforehand that I wouldn't like the sort of routine of coming in every day working on the same thing. However, through this summer experience I realized that I really enjoy coding a project start to finish, dealing with the initial issue, then debugging, and then tweaking the code to allow for any potential or future issues,” says Droppa, who double-majors in computer science and art.More >>
In high school, when her big brother told her she would love computer science, Amelia Mattern ’12 refused to believe him. Still, at Hamilton College she heeded her friends when they extolled their intro computer science course. She signed up. “Well, after about one week I was hooked. We would have weekly lab assignments that I would go home and code up in one afternoon, completely ignoring my other assignments because I was so addicted,” Mattern says.More >>
Hamilton graduates who concentrated in computer science are pursuing careers in a variety of fields, including: