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Biology Minor

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The study of life: evolution, structure, function, information flow, pathways and biological systems.

The biology minor is open to all majors and provides exposure to fundamental areas of biology. Students select from microbiology, botany and animal-based classes based on their desired career path. The curriculum appeals to majors in agricultural and biological sciences, as well as those in the social sciences and humanities who seek an understanding of the significance of biological changes and want to apply this knowledge in their chosen field.

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.