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English Minor

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Words have power.

The English minor allows students to develop skills in communication, research, critical thinking and focused creativity. Students can improve their understanding of people and cultural knowledge. Students learn how language works and how to use it effectively in a variety of contexts.

The program is open to students in any major, and can help prepare students for a career in law, public relations, education, politics, advertising, journalism, web marketing, publishing - or any career that requires critical thinking and persuasive writing.

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.