## 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

Oct. 28, 2024

### cRam Session: Seeing, Playing, Deciding – This is Math?

3 questions, 2 minutes, 1 lesson with Andy Bristow, whose course explores a number of intriguing angles – from board games to the ballot box.

Sept. 18, 2024

### New VCU humanities courses consider nontechnical aspects of artificial intelligence

The offerings include ethics and philosophy classes that make up a new microcredential digital badge.

Sept. 16, 2024

### Math professor Dewey Taylor earns national award for mentorship activities

The Association for Women in Mathematics cites her impact on undergraduate education.