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Animal Health Minor

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Animal Dream Job

If you have the determination, academic skills, and a passion for helping and working with animals; an animal health minor and veterinary medicine may be the perfect career for you.

The animal health minor provides students with coursework in the veterinary and biomedical sciences to enhance their preparation for several animal health-related career paths. The coursework will supplement pre-veterinary students who anticipate applying to professional (DVM) veterinary programs. It will also enable students to enhance their knowledge of animal health concepts, which they can use in careers involving animal management, animal production and animal health product research, development and marketing.

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.