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Explore the analytical reasoning certificate at UW-Eau Claire

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's analytical reasoning certificate is for students who wish to build the analytical skills they may need for graduate school, law school or in their chosen career. 

Courses range from discussions about ethics in various professions and the community to philosophical perspectives on forgiveness. Learn how to analyze the ethical, social and cultural problems we face today and approach a variety of issues with objectivity and open-mindedness.

Students interested in a career in law may find this certificate particularly useful. However, the certificate is intentionally designed so that you can pick and choose the philosophy classes that are most relevant to your interests and major — making it an excellent addition to any major.  

Why analytical reasoning at UW-Eau Claire?

Customized studies. The majority of the analytical reasoning certificate is made up of courses chosen by you. This allows you to personalize your studies and focus on the topics that most interest you or best align with your career goals. Students may also choose to participate in independent study or directed studies courses, providing even further flexibility. 

Sought-after skills. Courses throughout the analytical reasoning certificate will help you to build critical skills in statistical and formal reasoning, logical and analytical reasoning, and critical thinking. These skills are highly sought after by employers and are beneficial in a variety of roles and industries. 

Analytical reasoning certificate curriculum

While pursuing the analytical reasoning certificate, you will learn how to employ the tools of formal and informal logic to identify, construct, analyze, evaluate and respond to arguments. Courses will demonstrate ways to clearly articulate your ideas and arguments in writing and speech as well as engage in self-reflection to remain open to alternative possibilities and conceptual frameworks.

What classes do analytical reasoning students take?

Your classes may cover topics like:

Learn more about the analytical reasoning certificate in the UWEC course catalog

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Philosophy and Religious Studies

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124 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701
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