Cryptology  (Certificate)

Want to learn how to protect personal, financial and sensitive public sector information? This program helps prepare you for a career in national security, communication systems, electronic banking, internet commerce and just about any field that requires secure data. Cryptology is necessary everywhere in today's technological world.

Program Description

<p>The certificate program in cryptology is designed to provide a strong foundation in the mathematical topics that are most applicable to modern cryptosystems. It also provides specialized knowledge required to understand and work in the field of mathematical cryptology.</p>

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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No

Program Requirements

<p>This program has additional admission requirements; students should see a college advisor for details. Applicants should be in good academic standing with a "B" or better (scale is 4.00 = "A") in MAT 300 Mathematical Structures (3) or the equivalent.</p><p>A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.</p>

Enrollment Requirements

<p>This certificate requires 18 credit hours.</p><blockquote><p>Required courses: (12 credit hours)</p><p>MAT 440 Group Theory (3) or MAT 444 Intermediate Abstract Algebra (3)<br />MAT 445 Theory of Numbers (3)<br />MAT 447 Cryptography I (3)<br />MAT 448 Cryptography II (3)</p><p>Electives: (6 credit hours; select two courses)*</p><p>MAT 415 Introduction to Combinatorics (3)<br />MAT 416 Introduction to Graph Theory (3)<br />MAT 441 Ring Theory (3)<br />STP 421 Probability (3)<br />STP 427 Mathematical Statistics (3)</p></blockquote><p>*may substitute MAT 484 Internship (3) (approved cryptology-related internship experience) for one elective</p><p>A "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better is required in all upper-division course work.</p><p>Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.</p>

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