What is the Arts and Sciences Transfer Program?
The Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) Arts and Sciences Transfer Program is designed for students wishing to obtain a strong liberal arts foundation before transferring to a bachelor’s degree program, with the option to continue on to graduate or professional studies. Transfer programs in mathematics and science culminate in an associate’s degree.
What Degree or Certificate Can I Earn?
You can earn:
- Associate of Science, Pure and Applied Mathematics (Area of Concentration)
- Associate of Science, Actuarial Science (Area of Concentration)
What Courses Will I Take?
Always check with an advisor to determine what courses to take. All BCCC students must meet the College’s computer literacy requirement in order to receive a degree or certificate. All first-time, full- and part-time degree and certificate seeking students are required to complete the PRE 100 course within the first six credits. PRE 100 is an academic achievement preparation course earning one credit.
What Careers Use These Skills?
Students in these fields can qualify for a wide range of occupations. Mathematics graduates can opt for careers as mathematicians, statisticians, actuaries, and school mathematics specialists, to name a few.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,
- The starting salary for a mathematician with a master’s degree is $52,860. Mathematicians earn a median salary of $103,010.
- The starting salary for actuaries with a bachelor’s degree is $59,950. Actuaries earn a median salary of $101,560.
What Will I Learn?
BCCC’s Mathematics Program provides students with a strong foundation in mathematics, logic, physics, and analytic and computer-based problem solving skills. Upon completion, students will be able to:
- Find the derivative of a function.
- Evaluate indefinite and definite integrals.
- Differentiate and integrate multi-variable functions.
- Solve first- and second-order, ordinary differential equations.
- Solve combinatorial problems by using the concepts of mathematical logic.
- Construct algorithms by using the concepts of mathematical logic.
- Make decisions using critical thinking, logic and problem solving skills.
- Use Newton’s Laws to analyze an object being acted upon by a system of forces.
- Solve electricity and magnetism problems.
- Design and code a computer program in the C and C++ languages.
- Write C and C++ programs that involve looping.
- Describe the characteristics of object-oriented design.
- Find the matrix representation of basic transformations of functions such as reflections and rotations.
- Find orthonormal bases of vector spaces using the Gram-Schmidt process.
- Find the matrix representation of a linear transformation of one vector space into another, and vice-versa.
Professor Petal Sumner
Mathematics Transfer Program Coordinator
Liberty Campus, Life Science Building, Room 206
Department of Mathematics and Engineering
Liberty Campus, Life Science Building, Room 211