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.


Tara Ram Mohan majored in computer science, operations research, and mathematical sciences at VCU. (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

April 28, 2023

Class of 2023: From the Fed to SpaceX, Tara Ram Mohan seeks ways of making an impact

Ram Mohan served four internships while at VCU, including one on the Starlink project that led to a full-time job after graduation.

April 26, 2023

‘Learn, discover, and innovate’: VCU celebrates the opening of its new STEM building

VCU held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its 168,000-square-foot building dedicated to STEM with space for more than 10,000 students who will take up to 70 courses each semester.

A rendering of the College of Humanities and Sciences’ new 168,000-square-foot STEM building.

April 18, 2023

VCU to celebrate opening of new STEM building

The 168,000-square-foot building, located at the site of the former Franklin Street Gym, will expand lab, classroom and office space for the College of Humanities and Sciences.

Math Spotlight


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cherry blossom trees at the entrance of Grace E. Harris Hall

Geometry Summer Camp, June 12 - 16, 2023

Dates: Monday, Jun 12, 2023 – Friday, Jun 16, 2023

We are now seeking middle school students to participate in a math camp and mathematics education study! The Geometry Summer Camp will be held at VCU in summer 2023.