Course Information

Course Information

The following are courses that run regularly and are important for a number theory concentration. It is important to take Math 8510 and 8520 as soon as possible. In particular, a student interested in number theory should take 8510 her/his first semester at Clemson.

  • Matrix Analysis
  • Abstract Algebra I & II
  • Introduction to Number Theory
  • Algebraic Number Theory
  • Analytic Number Theory
  • Cryptography
  • Algebraic Geometry I & II

Introduction to Number Theory is run in the fall of odd numbered years, followed by Algebraic Number Theory in the spring. Analytic number theory is offered in the spring the following year. Students with an interest in number theory are encouraged to enroll in these classes as soon as possible to help them choose a branch of number theory that will comprise their master’s thesis as well as their Ph.D. research should they choose to continue for their Ph.D.

Recommended Courses for first two years for Number Theory Students