At AUC we believe it is essential that students are encouraged and taught to think critically, and to develop strong academic skills. This includes scientific reasoning - not just basic mathematical, statistical and computational skills (although these are important), but also a familiarity with scientific methods in general.
You will be challenged and stretched to ensure you are skilled in rational and logical thinking and reasoning, and familiar with the development of hypotheses, testing them and changing them if results demand it. The Academic Core curriculum provides mathematical methods courses and required logic courses to support the acquisition of these skills. Particular attention will be given to ways in which scientific reasoning and scientific facts are translated into public policy and public debate.