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Meat Science Minor

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Meat and more.

The meat science minor is designed for students seeking careers associated with the meat and food industry including research and product development, quality assurance, food safety, fresh meat processing, meat product manufacturing and government service. Students learn product characteristics, product development, production, food safety and marketing of fresh and processed meats. Completion provides excellent preparation for a career in the meat and food industry and provides an excellent background for graduate study in either meat or food science.

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.