Arts & Sciences Transfer - Mathematics Option

  • The mission of the Arts and Sciences- Math Transfer Program 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.  The program provides the students with a strong foundation in the following:

    1. mathematics, including a rigorous introduction to abstract mathematics
    2. logic
    3. physics
    4. analytic and computer based solving skills
    5. quantitative reasoning and real world applications of these reasoning processes

Career Options and Occupation Outlook

  • Employment of mathematicians is projected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, 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. Analysts 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

    Information taken from the online Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, athttp://www.bls.gov/ooh/math/mathematicians.htm.

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, and actuaries, to name only a few.  

Program Faculty

  • Beatriz del Castillo
    Associate Professor
    Department of Mathematics and Engineering
    Liberty Campus, LSB 201
    410-462-7635 (Office); 410-462-8014 (Fax) 
    bdelcastillo@bccc.edu

    Edward Ennels
    Associate Professor
    Department of Mathematics and Engineering
    Liberty Campus, LSB 204
    410-462-7792 (Office); 410-462-8014 (Fax)
    eennels@bccc.edu

    Marianna Gleger
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Mathematics and Engineering
    Liberty Campus, LSB 217
    410-462-7790 (Office); 410-462-8014 (Fax)
    mgleger@bccc.edu
     
    Jeffrey Grell
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Mathematics and Engineering
    Liberty Campus, LSB 205
    410-462-7789 (Office); 410-462-8014 (Fax)
    jcgrell@bccc.edu 

    Elaine Jadacki
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Mathematics and Engineering
    Liberty Campus, LSB 219
    410-462-8551 (Office); 410-462-8014 (Fax)
    ejadacki@bccc.edu 

    Michael Kaye
    Associate Professor
    Department of Mathematics and Engineering
    Liberty Campus, LSB 207
    410-462-8401(Office); 410-462-8014 (Fax)
    mkaye@bccc.edu 

    Sofya Kerzhner
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Mathematics and Engineering
    Liberty Campus, LSB 348
    410-462-8517 (Office); 410-462-8014 (Fax)
    skerzhner@bccc.edu 

    Dariush Kochesfahani
    Associate Professor
    Department of  Mathematics and Engineering
    Liberty Campus, LSB 215
    410-462-7638 (Office);  410-462-8014 (Fax)
    dkochesfahani@bccc.edu 

    Tracy Leshan
    Professor
    Department of Mathematics and Engineering
    Liberty Campus, LSB 216
    410-462-7639(Office); 410-462-8014 (Fax)
    tleshan@bccc.edu 

    Yun Liu
    Professor
    Department of Mathematics and Engineering
    Liberty Campus, LSB 203
    410-462-8324(Office); 410-462-8014 (Fax)
    yliu@bccc.edu

    Thao-Nhi Luu
    Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator
    Department of Mathematics and Engineering
    Liberty Campus, LSB 221
    410-462-7681(Office); 410-462-8014 (Fax)
    tluu@bccc.edu 

    Nataliya Reznichenko
    Associate Professor
    Department of Mathematics and Engineering
    Liberty Campus, LSB 224
    410-462-7683(Office); 410-462-8014 (Fax)
    nreznichenko@bccc.edu 

    Mohammad Salajegheh
    Associate Professor
    Department of Mathematics and Engineering
    Liberty Campus, LSB 202
    410-462-7640(Office); 410-462-8014 (Fax)
    smohammad@bccc.edu 

    Petal Sumner
    Associate Professor
    Department of Mathematics and Engineering
    Liberty Campus, LSB 321
    410-462-8041 (Office); 410-462-8014 (Fax)
    psumner@bccc.edu