Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

The VCU Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics has 36 full time faculty members, approximately 20 graduate students and about 175 undergraduate math majors.

Our department’s members are committed teachers as well as active and productive mathematical researchers, publishing in peer review journals, publishing books, speaking at conference and seminars regionally, nationally, and internationally, reviewing journal articles, organizing conferences and sessions, and collaborating broadly within the mathematical and scientific communities.

We offer a strong undergraduate and graduate mathematics education with an increasing focus on the development of cross-disciplinary efforts to prepare our students for real-world applications and stimulating career opportunities. Students interested in classical mathematics, teaching, and/or applications in such areas as biology, medicine, engineering, and finance will find an involved and dedicated faculty committed to teaching, research, and to creating an atmosphere in which mathematics is practiced, discussed, and enjoyed. READ MORE ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS

K-12 Outreach

The Mathematics and Applied Mathematics Department regularly offers continuing education programs for in-service teachers who are teaching mathematics in grades K-12. Recently we have offered programs for middle school mathematics teachers who wish to be certified to teach Algebra I and for high school mathematics teachers who were preparing to teach the new high school mathematics course Algebra, Functions and Data Analysis.

Visit our Mathematics K-12 Outreach page.


Our department consists of 23 research faculty committed to excellence in research.  Our research areas of strength include:  Biomathematics, Discrete Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Logic, and Mathematics Education. The department organizes three research seminars each week in Biomathematics and Applied Math, Discrete Math, Analysis, Logic, and Physics.

Visit our Research page.

400 Level Classes

The Mathematics Department has changed many of the undergraduate required upper level courses so that most are no longer at the 500 level. Under this new course paradigm, courses labeled in the 500s are entry level graduate courses, while courses labeled in the 400s are advanced undergraduate level courses. 

Visit our FAQ - New 400 Level Math Classes page.