Why study math?

Mathematics teaches logic, accurate reasoning, abstract and critical thinking, analytical skills, and analytical attitude.

This means as a mathematician you pay attention to all the assumptions involved in a given problem or situation, and you learn to break down complex problems into a series of simple steps. Such skills and attitudes are highly valued by employers as well as graduate and professional schools.

Learn more about what mathematicians do and why employers value these skills.


aerial view of the james river, a bridge, and downtown richmond virginia

Jan. 30, 2023

Now accepting applications for the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

The REU will provide eight undergraduates a hands-on introduction to computational research endeavors and improve their problem-solving, communication and computer programming skills.

Jan Rychtar

Sept. 29, 2022

Jan Rychtar, Ph.D., receives awards from Council of Undergraduate Research and The Mathematical Association of America.

 Jan Rychtar, Ph.D., has been at VCU since 2019 and is a professor of mathematics

harris hall on the v.c.u. campus

Sept. 13, 2022

Assistant Professors of Mathematics receive Collaboration Grants through Simons Foundation

Dr. Punit Gandhi and Dr. Nicola Tarasca have both received Simons Foundation Collaboration Grants.

Math Spotlight


Collaboration and sharing are at the core of our mission.

Elise Lockwood

NSF Division of Undergraduate Education Info Session

Date: Thursday, Apr 6, 2023

Join Dr. Elise Lockwood to learn about undergraduate education research funding through the National Science Foundation!