11 highly unusual college majors

You can get a degree in everything from puppetry to growing marijuana. Job prospects may vary.

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Jul 11, 2013 2:49AM
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"...students learn about the largest country in the Northern Hemisphere"

last time i looked, russia was also in the northern hemisphere, way to fact check
Jul 11, 2013 11:16AM
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11 highly unusual college majors----

 

in another word... majors with no job prospect.

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This is well and good, and after graduation you can take your degree and hang it in your bedroom at momma's house and head on down to Walmart for a greeter or cashier's job. Hope you make enough to pay off the $40,000 in student loans.

I can;t believe so-called parents allow their dumba$$ kids to pull these stunts with their futures at stake.

@- I guess the writer got one of those awesome degrees.

Jul 15, 2013 5:30AM
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And my mother thought I was wasting MY time and her money getting a degree in Culinary Anthropology!
Jul 11, 2013 10:54AM
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No, the oddest majors are things like "Women's studies".   Care to show me what someone does with a women's studies degree?   Shake down businesses using the NSA and the Obama administration?  Otherwise, it brings NOTHING of value to any business, other than divisiveness.   Have the liberals actually looked at the numbers yet and realized that there are more women than men in the workforce and colleges?   Doubtful.   Facts are things they are allergic to.
Jul 15, 2013 8:18AM
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How about a degree in "Undestanding Congress"..?
Jul 15, 2013 8:15AM
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Some of these degree are not as crazy as they seem if your going to be a entrepreneur in some of these stuff. i remember my first year of college i was taking some summer class and i met a kid who went to a music college or something and his major was guitar
Jul 15, 2013 10:48AM
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best of luck with these majors on your resume.  not only have you wasted 4 year of your life and countless thousands of dollars, but you left yourself no better off than when you graduated high school, and maybe worse off as prospective employers ponder your lack of judgment.  good luck, your surely going to need it!!!
Jul 15, 2013 9:00AM
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I started to read through the majors and first thought they were all going to be like basket weaving.  Some do kind of fall into that category of "how are you going to make a living doing that"  Others actually seemed like they are in relatively lucrative fields. 

 

I got a history degree back in the late 80's.  It did two things, opened the door to a commission in the Navy and taught me how to write.  I can't say I've been able to make any $$ on the impacts of the French Revolution on western civilization.  But I can write about that or just about anything else that is thrown at me...

Jul 15, 2013 3:33AM
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Most of these seem more like technical school certificates or diplomas.  Some of them seem like business managers that either work their way up in a business to be a manager, or a business that has an operations person (the dude who knows how to run a bowling alley) and the manager (the dude who knows how to run the business end of the bowling alley).  And some of them seem more like a graduate degree thesis or Phd concentration focus.  Like you get your undergraduate in Education, and then you go on to get a concentration or graduate degree in outdoor education or something.  Or you get a degree in Anthropology and then you get a graduate degree in Pilgrim anthropology or something.  Oh well.
Jul 15, 2013 9:08AM
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Students who major in courses like French Renaissance Poetry and Underwater Basket Weaving or some of these ridiculous courses above deserve every bit of student loan debt they have.

College is so overpriced as it is because a good portion of the students attending are nothing more than cretins who will be in the retail or food service industry till their thirties when they finally grow up and realize they need to learn a skill.
Jul 15, 2013 9:33AM
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Most jobs have been outsourced anyway so most degrees go no place in terms of getting a job. I did a degree in Medical Billing and Coding only to find there weren't any jobs when I finished. The only people who come out with jobs' are people who know someone or who have influential parents'. I have neither. I could've taken basket weaving and my prospects at getting a job would be the same. I've simply given up at this point and stay home doing online surveys'.
Jul 15, 2013 10:00AM
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Wow, no wonder people cannot find jobs after graduation.

Jul 15, 2013 10:59AM
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Underwater basket weaving?!?!? Where's the underwater basket weaving??
Jul 15, 2013 12:43PM
Jul 15, 2013 11:34AM
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Beatles Historian sounds great, but I think the world has maxed out on how many it needs.  They actually had to close the Beatles Museum in Germany.
Jul 15, 2013 11:20AM
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I hope these idiots are VERY deep in debt with their student loans!!
Aug 7, 2013 5:07PM
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Living near Cedar Point, Ohio (we have one of the top 10 amusement parks in the world) I knew people who majored in this field of engineering - Theme Park Engineer .  I was so lucky to have a behind the scenes tour when I was in college because they don't normally allow anyone to have a tour.  The person who owns it had a secretary who was going back to get her degree in mechanical engineering so many of us took advantage of it.  Quite a neat thing indeed.
Jul 15, 2013 11:31AM
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Idiots who spend thousands of dollars for these worthless degrees deserve to pay back every cent, the parents are idiots for letting their kids major in some of this crap.
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