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Religion Minor

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People, Culture, Ideas, and Relationships – Explore Your Meaning

Religion is a fundamental part of human societies globally, shaping law and politics, history, science, economics, the arts, education, and more. The Religion minor introduces students to the various historical and contemporary expressions of diverse religious traditions as a dimension of the human experience. Many educators will teach in religious schools, healthcare professionals work with patients with backgrounds in many world religions, counselors are often employed by churches and religious organizations. Religious belief shapes lawmakers shape who shape public policy, and judges rule on religion. The knowledge and global perspectives, and skills in critical thinking, analysis, and communication developed by completing a religion minor will add value to careers in these professions, help prepare them for graduate school, seminary, or a variety of church-related careers.

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.