
Commonly Asked Questions
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 Will I Learn?
Students will learn to:
Mathematics
BCCC’s Mathematics Program provides students with a strong foundation in mathematics, logic, physics, and analytic and computerbased problem solving skills. Upon completion, students will be able to:
 Find the derivative of a function.
 Evaluate indefinite and definite integrals.
 Differentiate and integrate multivariable functions.
 Solve first and secondorder, 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 objectoriented design.
 Find the matrix representation of basic transformations of functions such as reflections and rotations.
 Find orthonormal bases of vector spaces using the GramSchmidt process.
 Find the matrix representation of a linear
transformation of one vector space into another, and viceversa.
Science
Students in the Science Program will develop scientific literacy and understanding, reasoning, problem solving and research skills. They will learn to:
 Use scientific vocabulary in chemistry, biology, and physics.
 Analyze the relationship between structure and function in chemistry, biology and physics.
 Employ scientific methods in the development of research in chemistry, biology and physics.
 Critically analyze/use the data obtained from scientific method in chemistry, biology and physics.
 Solve chemistry problems.
 Determine the past or future state of a system using physical principals.
 Apply knowledge of biological principles to organisms and their relationship to the environment.
 Access and search scientific databases.
 Analyze scientific materials for relevance and accuracy.
 Summarize and communicate scientific information in a scientific format.
 Create and interpret graphic representations of scientific data.
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, and actuaries, school math specialist, to name a few. Science graduates can specialize in any scientific discipline, conduct research or apply to medical school.
 The starting salary for a mathematician with a master’s degree is $80,825. Mathematicians earn a median salary of $116,850.
 A microbiologist who holds a master’s degree can start on a salary of $64,225. The median income for microbiologists is $97,925.
What Degree or Certificate Can I Earn?
You can earn:
 Associate of Science, Mathematics Option
 Associate of Science, Science Option
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 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. The following is a list of courses.
Course (Mathematics (Associate of Science)
Credits
Preparation for Academic Achievement
1
English Writing
3
Health and Life Fitness
1
Calculus I
4
Logic and Critical Thinking
3
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
3
Programming in C
3
The American Economy I: Macroeconomic Theory
3
Introduction to Literature
3
Calculus II
4
Discrete Mathematics I
4
Introduction to Computer Science I
4
Health and Life Fitness
1
Advanced Calculus
4
General Physics I
5
History of American Civilization or World History I
3
Differential Equations
4
Linear Algebra
4
General Physics II
5
Program Total 62
Course Science (Associate of Science)
Credits
Preparation for Academic Achievement
1
General Chemistry I
4
English Writing
3
Health and Life Fitness
1
Precalculus I
4
Logic and Critical Thinking
3
Biology Elective
4
General Chemistry II
4
Introduction to the Term Paper and Research Methods
3
Introduction to Literature
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
3
Organic Chemistry I
5
Precalculus II
4
Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues
3
Science Elective
35
Organic Chemistry II
5
Health and Life Fitness
1
Modern Elementary Statistics or Science Elective
Calculus I 4
35
Social and Behavioral Sciences
3
Program Total 6468