Loyola University Chicago

Mathematics and Statistics

MATH 331: Cryptography (COMP 331)

Credit Hours



(COMP 163 or MATH 313 or MATH 201) and (COMP 125 or COMP 170 or COMP/MATH 215)


This course introduces the formal foundations of cryptography and also investigates some well-known standards and protocols, including private and public key cryptosystems, hashing, digital signatures, RSA, DSS, PGP, and related topics.