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Concrete Materials Science Minor

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A Foundation You Can Build On

The concrete materials science minor provides graduates with a solid background in concrete and related materials technology. The concrete industry is a large part of the growing construction industry. There is strong demand for graduates with knowledge to work in the construction field at many levels including construction management, cost estimator or contractor. Graduates will learn about the concrete industry - specific safety practices and potential hazards, concrete mix design technology, cost estimating skills and specific properties of plastic and hardened concrete. Majors that would benefit from the minor include, but are not limited to, architecture, construction management, mechanical engineering, operations management, civil engineering and entrepreneurial studies.

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.