Applied Mathematical Sciences - BS, Cryptography Emphasis

The curriculum in the Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematical Sciences with a Cryptography emphasis explores the application of analytical problem solving tools to concrete problems in cybersecurity.  Students in the Cryptography emphasis investigate a broad array of techniques in applied and pure mathematics and pursue electives in computer science that demonstrate how mathematics is central to keeping information and data secure.

A student completing this program is prepared to enter employment with analytical and quantitative tools relevant to technological industries or government, especially in cybersecurity related fields.  Furthermore, with the appropriate electives chosen, the student is prepared to enter quantitatively oriented graduate schools, including PhD programs in Applied Mathematics or Mathematics.  A minor in computer science or cybersecurity is well suited to students in this program.  All advising for this degree option is done through the Undergraduate Program Office in the Department of Mathematics.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 104
Composition and Rhetoric
or Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition
3
MATH 171 Calculus I 4
University Core Curriculum 1 3
Freshman Science elective 2 4
General elective 3,4 1
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 172 Calculus II 4
University Core Curriculum 1 3
University Core Curriculum 1 3
Freshman Science elective 2 4
General elective 3,4 1
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
MATH 221 Several Variable Calculus 4
MATH 300 Foundations of Mathematics 3
STAT 211 Principles of Statistics I 3
Select one of the following: 4
Programming I  
Introduction to Computer Science Concepts and Programming  
Structured Programming in C  
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
CSCE 121 Introduction to Program Design and Concepts 4
MATH 308 Differential Equations 3
MATH 323 Linear Algebra 3
STAT 212 Principles of Statistics II 3
University Core Curriculum 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
Fall
ECON 202
Principles of Economics
or Principles of Economics
3
MATH 415
Modern Algebra I 5
or Applied Algebra
3
MATH 470 Communications and Cryptography 3
PHYS 206
PHYS 226
Newtonian Mechanics for Engineering and Science
and Physics of Motion Laboratory for the Sciences
4
University Core Curriculum 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
MATH 411 Mathematical Probability 3
MATH 427
Introduction to Number Theory
or Structures and Methods of Combinatorics
3
MATH 471 Communications and Cryptography II 3
University Core Curriculum 1 3
General elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
MATH 409 Advanced Calculus I 3
MATH 472 Elliptic Curve Cryptography 3
Select one of the following: 3
Public Speaking (Select one of the following:)  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate (Elective)  
Select 3 hours from the following: 3
 
Operations Research I  
Operations Research II  
The Mathematics of Interest  
 
 
General elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
PHYS 207
PHYS 227
Electricity and Magnetism for Engineering and Science
and Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory for the Sciences
4
Select 3 hours from the following: 3
 
The Mathematics of Interest  
 
Select 3 hours from the following: 3
The Mathematics of Interest  
 
Operations Research I  
Operations Research II  
 
 
General elective 4 4
 Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

Maximum of 3 hours of MATH 300 or CSCE 222/ECEN 222 may be used in this degree program.

Maximum of 3 hours of MATH 411 or STAT 414 may be used in this degree program.

Maximum of 4 hours of MATH 417,MATH 437 or CSCE 442 may be used in this degree program.

If a grade of D or F is earned in any of the following courses, MATH 151/MATH 171, MATH 152/MATH 172, MATH 221/MATH 251/MATH 253, MATH 300, MATH 323 or MATH 308, this course must be immediately retaken and a grade of C or better earned. The department will allow at most two D’s in upper-level (325-499) courses. If a third D is earned, one of the three courses in which a D was earned must be retaken and a grade of C or better earned.

Students desiring teacher certification should consult the requirements for certification before registering for electives.

Graduation requirements include a requirement for 3 hours of International and Cultural Diversity courses and 3 hours of Cultural Discourse courses. A course satisfying a Core category, a college/department requirement, or a general elective can be used to satisfy this requirement. See academic advisor.