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Food Safety Minor

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Foods – a way of life.

A minor in food safety is a valuable option for students interested in working in any aspect of the food industry. Course work in the food safety minor will be taught in a variety of formats incorporating lecture, laboratory and field-based learning experiences.

Students who complete a minor in food safety will be equipped with the ability to identify food pathogens, demonstrate an understanding of food safety management and engage in the microbiology and safety of food as it is manufactured and distributed.

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.