Academic & Career Pathways

If you want to succeed in your academic journey, it helps to know where to begin and how to get to your goal. At San Diego Miramar College, your Academic & Career Pathways are a great way to get information, stay engaged and gather support. Your academic experience will revolve around your Academic & Career Pathway, so the more you get involved, the more you will benefit from all Miramar has to offer. 
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Your Academic & Career Pathway

Your declared major is what will help you select your Academic & Career Pathway. In fact, if you have already selected a major, you already belong to an Academic & Career Pathway. Academic & Career Pathways are formed around majors that have much in common, including the courses needed to complete your degree. These Academic & Career Pathways are broad areas that include related majors--so that you can find out about your pathway and career opportunities based on your interest!

Why Choose a Pathway?

Why is it important that students join an Academic and Career Pathway (ACP)?

  • Embedded in the ACP’s are intentional course sequences that can help students achieve their academic, career, and personal goals while reducing the number of excess units that waste time and money and help students have a clear path to follow to graduation
  • Students get exposure to multiple academic majors, helping them to explore their interests and career options while also taking courses that apply to multiple majors without adding excessive units
  • Students become part of a community of like-minded individuals working towards similar academic and career goals

Academic & Career Pathways
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Humanities, Arts, Languages, Communications
Do you enjoy creative writing, art, and/or music? Do you prefer to be imaginative and develop your own original ideas? Do you like to learn new languages?
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Business and Entrepreneurship
Do you enjoy leading projects and teams of people? Are you interested in financial planning and/or money management? Do you want to start your own business?
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Social and Behavioral Sciences & Education
Do you enjoy learning about the intersection between people, culture, history and/or politics? Are you interested in studying human behavior?
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Advanced Transportation & Applied Technology
Do you like to work with your hands building, servicing and/or repairing things? Do prefer to work with tools, equipment, and machinery in industrial settings
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Health Sciences
Are you interested in the human body and helping others maintain good health? Do you want to explore public service and how you can serve the community?
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math
Do you like to solve problems and/or think analytically? Do you prefer to work with data, scientific innovation and new technology?
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Public Safety
Do you want to explore public service and help the community at large? Do you prefer to work in an environment with an ever-changing array of situations?

Find Your Home at Miramar

Not Sure Which Major (or Academic & Career Pathway) is Right for You? No worries!  Try these tools and resources to help you explore your talents and interests. 

Take An Assessment With A Career Coach

And remember, sometimes, we need to take a few classes to learn more about our interests and what we want to pursue in the future. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to get a few requirements out of the way (like your college English and Math courses), and take a variety of General Education courses that will introduce you to many academic disciplines and give you a taste of what you can study and where those paths can lead you. Here at Miramar, we have developed a template of classes you can take if you are undecided to help make sure you do not waste time or money trying to find your future career.

Academic & Career Pathway has a set of program maps for the majors available in that area. These maps will help give you insight into a possible course sequence that you could take to help you achieve your goal of either graduation or transfer. Don't forget to meet with your academic counselor to create YOUR personal map though as each university has slightly different requirements.

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Not Sure how to even begin at Miramar? San Diego Miramar College has programs, courses, and counselors to provide extra support as you work toward your academic goals.

While your Academic & Career Pathway canvas shell will offer a lot of resources, sometime you just need a little more support. Please review the services we offer to help make your experience at Miramar a positive one. 

Support Services at Miramar

Find Support

While your Academic & Career Pathway canvas shell will offer a lot of resources, sometime you just need a little more support. Please review the services we offer to help make your experience at Miramar a positive one.  San Diego Miramar College has programs, courses, and counselors to provide extra support as you work toward your academic goal.

Support Services at Miramar

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