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Uncrewed Aircraft Systems Minor

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The sky is the limit.

Uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) or drones are revolutionizing how things get done. UAS is a technology with many commercial applications, some of which include remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), precision agriculture, construction, resource management, engineering, cinematography and emergency services. The minor provides the knowledge and skills necessary to apply this technology to a field of study or field of work. The uncrewed aircraft systems minor covers mission planning and safety, how to acquire data using sensors, how to process acquired data, ethical considerations and the basic components required to operate a UAS, among others. Students gain the knowledge necessary to attain the FAA Part 107 small UAS license.

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.