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.


Chelsea Jones (left) with her adviser at the University of Philippines-Diliman. Jones has been in the Philippines since June on a Fulbright  student scholarship. (Contributed photo)

Oct. 21, 2022

Through Fulbright, VCU alum applies data science to COVID outbreaks in the Philippines

Chelsea Jones, who earned a Ph.D. in systems modeling and analysis from VCU, is spending nine months in the Philippines on a Fulbright student scholarship.

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