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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees

Mathematics: Cryptography Specialization (BS)

Encode your future

Expand your knowledge of mathematics, computer science, and electrical engineering with a degree in Mathematics, with a specialization in Cryptography. Earning a degree in Cryptography will have you ready to create and utilize powerful encryption to keep computer systems safe.

Learn about modern methods of encryption, cryptographic communications, and information security algorithms and protocols. Develop your problem-solving and programming skills. Discover the principles behind complex cryptosystems.

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Broaden your knowledge with a technology focused minor

Earn a minor in computer science or cyber operations to bolster your foundation in technology. Discover the fundamentals through data structures and programming languages. Develop expertise in processed data, operating systems, and malware analysis.


Heighten your experience

Develop your problem-solving and programming skills. Discover the principles behind complex cryptosystems to launch yourself into a career that is exciting, perceptive, and competitive.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of a BS in Mathematics Cryptography Specialization, students will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental skills and concepts of mathematics.
  • Apply mathematical skills to the analysis of real-world problems.
  • Use logical arguments to explore problems and prove conjectures.
  • Solve mathematical problems with technology tools.


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