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Mathematics Program

Why Study Mathematics?

Mathematics is a versatile subject that can be applied to almost any career. Having an Associate's Degree in Mathematics opens many doors. The opportunities are virtually endless.

The ability to think analytically, solve problems and communicate precisely are just a few skills that you will acquire while studying various topics in mathematics. These skills are always on the top list of almost any job advertisement, whether the job is directly considered mathematics intensive or not.

Careers in Mathematics

A students who studies mathematics can go on to become a teacher or professor, a mathematician, a statistician, an actuary, a financial analyst, a research analyst, a software designer and developer, a consultant, an engineer, a financial engineer, a cryptographer, a scientist, and many other things. An associate degree in mathematics may be also a good start for a pre-medical or pre-law school; many employers say that they like to hire math majors even when the job does not directly involve mathematics because students who student mathematics learn important reasoning, communication and problem-solving skills that are important in any field.

Current Majors and Alumni

BMCC currently has about 150 mathematics majors, from a wide range of backgrounds. BMCC math majors are impressively diverse: about 42% are female, 26% are Latino, and 30% are African-American.

While some major come to BMCC with an extensive mathematics background already, about two-thirds begin their mathematics career at BMCC in MAT 056 or below and then go on to take advanced courses and do independent research projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Our math majors have gone on to make presentations at regional mathematics conferences, work in mathematics internships, and many of them are members of our award-winning math team.


Academic advisement for math majors is not just about scheduling your classes. It's a personal connection with the faculty and an individual glimpse at your career plans and your everyday academic questions. It is important to know that there is only one person that will advise you throughout your academic career at BMCC. This personal approach and guidance will help you in every step of the way up until your graduation from BMCC. You will also get information about transferring to a four-year college, applying for scholarships and internships, in addition to career advice. It is very important to keep in touch with the Mathematics Coordinator, so that you can get all the information needed.


Common Core

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Flexible Core 3

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Curriculum Requirements
Program Electives: Choose 3 or 4 for a total of 9 credits:
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General Elective  5
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1. Students are required to take MAT 206.

2. Students are required to take BIO 210, CHE 201, PHY 210, or PHY 215.

3. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.

4. Students are required to take BIO 220, CHE 202, PHY 220, or PHY 225.

5. These credits can be satisfied by taking STEM variants in the Common Core.

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