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Physics Minor

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Are you curious how the world works? Physics is the foundation of almost all of the science and engineering disciplines.

Students desiring to add additional valuable physics background and experience to their major should consider the minor in physics. Physics is the foundation of almost all of the science and engineering disciplines. The minor in physics provides the flexibility to accommodate a wide range of student majors and interests including engineering, physical science, mathematics, biological science or health sciences. Graduates find careers in physics research, education, engineering, medicine, nuclear medicine, law, science journalism or alternatively many other choices.

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.