## 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.

## News

Dec. 8, 2023

### In the VCU Math Circle, local teen students get to shape their interest and knowledge

Weekend sessions introduce middle- and high-schoolers to faculty and help reveal the breadth of math’s majesty in solving problems.

Nov. 13, 2023

### In ‘breaking’ traditional office hours, VCU is helping students succeed

The new approach – “student hours” – in VCU’s Science Hub in the new STEM building is being embraced by students and faculty alike.

Oct. 30, 2023

### VCU team receives National Science Foundation grant to investigate vaccine inequity and acceptance

With expertise in behavior science, math and other fields, the MAVEN project aims to boost public health in the post-pandemic era.