The overall vision for the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics is to be the cornerstone of the university by providing foundational and advanced mathematics to VCU students at all levels, from general education through Ph.D. research.
In particular, it is the aim of department to provide mathematics majors with a collection of skills that will help them transition to careers involving mathematics. Students should develop strong critical thinking skills, analytical skills and problem solving tactics. Student will also hone oral and written communication skills and gain exposure to technology tools.
To this end, the department has identified the following learning objectives for all its majors.