Concentration in Cryptography & Data Security

Students who are interested in computer security can choose from a number of relevant courses both within the department and elsewhere at BU, including:

Elective courses in CS

Related elective courses in other departments/colleges at BU

Other available resources at BU

BU Security Research group, headed by four Computer Science faculty members, Ran Canetti, Sharon Goldberg, Leonid Reyzin, and Nikos Triandopoulos, specializes in cryptography and computer security; many other faculty members study questions related to computer security in a number of different contexts. All are available to advise interested undergraduates.

In addition, a number of graduate and professional courses, master’s programs with concentrations in security, and certificate programs are available at Boston University’s Metropolitan College. Courses related to security include MET CS 654, 684, 693, 695, 789, 895, MET TC 685, and MET TM 790.