The ability to recognize and avoid problematic forms of reasoning in favour of valid patterns of inference is of paramount importance in the ongoing construction of our knowledge structures. This interdisciplinary Certificate in Formal Reasoning provides University of Saskatchewan students an opportunity to develop a foundational understanding of symbolic logic and axiomatic systems and earn a credential recognizing their proficiency in the arts of formal reasoning and critical thinking.

Major Average

The major average in the Certificate in Formal Reasoning includes the grades earned in:

  • All courses eligible to be used in the program.

Residency Requirements in the Major

To receive a Certificate in Formal Reasoning, students must complete at least two-thirds of the following coursework (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units) from the University of Saskatchewan.

  • Minimum credit units required in the program.

See Residency for additional details.

Requirements (21 credit units)

  • PHIL 140.3
  • MATH 163.3
  • MATH 164.3
  • MATH 266.3
  • PHIL 241.3
  • PHIL 243.3

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • MATH 361.3
  • MATH 362.3 
  • MATH 364.3

Note: Students who completed MATH 266.3 prior to September 2019 can receive a Certificate in Formal Reasoning by completing the all of the required courses listed above except MATH 164.3 (18 credit units total).