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Choose a Philosophy minor to prepare your mind for the challenges of the 21st century.
Philosophy deals with the fundamental questions of life, including the nature of knowledge, the basis of morality and politics, and the rational analysis of religious beliefs. A philosophical perspective emphasizes clear thinking about what is truly important to live well, and study in philosophy develops critical reasoning, analytic problem-solving, and writing skills applicable to a wide range of professions. In addition, the curriculum provides excellent preparation for graduate work in law, ethics, religion, philosophy, and other fields in which reasoning and argumentation skills or ability to work at a high level of abstraction are important.
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.