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Crop Protection Minor

  • Location IconBrookings Main Campus

Strengthen your academic major.

Growing healthy plants is a pillar in managing cropping systems. This program strengthens students’ skills to manage insects, plant diseases and weeds, and prepares them for successful agronomic and horticultural careers. Students will be exposed to theoretical and practical experiences in plant pathology, entomology, mycology and weed science. Students will have a firm understanding of the impactful environmental considerations of pest management decisions.  

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.