Logic and Education

10034765-031914“Professionals in the research field of computation and information earned a mean annual wage of $103,670, while professors in the fields of philosophy and religion earned a mean wage of $71,210.” (Source: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).)

A student can get a logic degree with a concentration within the field of philosophy that focuses on mathematical concepts, computation and science. At its very base level, logic is dealing with the validity and also the reasoning of an argument. Logic bridges the fields of mathematics, philosophy, cognitive science and computation, and as always, there’s a broad variety of educational and professional options for students.

Schools may sometimes offer logic as a philosophy of science degree, and these degrees include a strong foundation in computation, math and statistics. Because logic converges in the areas of math and philosophy, some institutions offer interdisciplinary hybrid degree programs along with a computer science or cognitive science focus.

Logic programs typically include courses in psychology, math, linguistics, computer science and logic construction in the class. Areas of specific study include: artificial intelligence, argumentation, foundations of math and methodology.

Distance Learning Options

Though there are not any logic-only degree programs online, there are related programs and courses dealing with philosophy and computer science that often appeal to students with an inclination for logic, leading to programs for online philosophy to online computer science courses as well as a Philosophy Master’s Degree.

Career Options

Logic is key to the development of fields including artificial intelligence, the design of computer systems as well as information management. Other possibilities for graduates of a logic-related degree program include becoming a university or college level philosophy faculty member.