Arts & Sciences Transfer AA, Pure and Applied Mathematics Area of Concentration

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    The mission of the Arts and Sciences Transfer – Pure and Applied Mathematics Concentration is to help students transfer to a college or university that offers a baccalaureate degree with a major in mathematics.  This transfer program ensures that all transfer requirements are up to date with other higher education institutions. 

Career Options and Occupation Outlook

  • Employment of mathematicians is projected to grow 30 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.  The amount of digitally stored data will increase over the next decade as more people and companies conduct business online and use social media, smartphones, and other mobile devices. As a result, businesses will increasingly need mathematicians to analyze the large amount of information and data collected. Analyses will help companies improve their business processes, design and develop new products, and even advertise products to potential customers.

    Mathematicians will also be needed to help information security analysts create data-security systems to protect the confidentiality and personal information of individuals.

    Mathematicians work in a wide variety of fields, both pure and applied.   In the computer systems design and related services industries, they may be known as computer programmers or systems analysts. In finance, they may be known as quantitative analysts, financial analysts, or statisticians.  Computer and information research scientists, physicists and astronomers, economists, actuaries, operations research analysts, and many other occupations also use mathematics extensively.

Skills Needed

  • Mathematicians are needed for their ability to:

    • Expand knowledge in mathematical areas, such as algebra or geometry, by developing new rules, theories, and concepts.
    • Use mathematical formulas and models to prove or disprove theories.
    • Apply mathematical theories and techniques to solve practical problems in business, engineering, the sciences, or other fields.
    • Develop mathematical or statistical models to analyze data.
    • Interpret data and report conclusions from their analyses.
    • Use data analysis to support and improve business decisions.
    • Read professional journals, talk with other mathematicians, and attend professional conferences to maintain knowledge of current trends.

    Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Mathematicians and Statisticians, on the Internet at

Job Description

  • Mathematicians use advanced mathematics to develop and understand mathematical principles, analyze data, and solve real-world problems.  Students in mathematics can pursue a wide range of occupations.  Mathematics graduates can opt for careers as mathematicians, statisticians, actuaries, and school mathematics specialists, to name a few.  


Program Faculty

  • Professor Petal Sumner
    Mathematics Transfer Program Coordinator

    Liberty Campus, Life Science Building, Room 206
    410-462-8041 (Office)

    Scott Saunders
    Associate Dean

    Department of Mathematics and Engineering
    Liberty Campus, Life Science Building, Room 211
    410-462-8242 (Office)