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Health Science Minor

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Expand your knowledge of health.

A health science minor is an interdisciplinary concentration offered to any undergraduate student at South Dakota State University who completes a minimum of 18 semester hours across disciplines with a required core of course offerings. The purpose of the health science minor is to provide an opportunity for students to learn more about health and health care and to become competent in health knowledge, application of public health principles and healthful environments while pursuing other majors in the university.

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.