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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.

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.