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Top 10 Weirdest College Majors

Mike Gregory

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Some of us just do not know what we want to be when we grow up. Are you unconventional? Do you seek odd adventure? Perhaps you’ve dreamed of a degree in Puppetry, or maybe you’ve thought of perusing a career that involved Bakery Science. Fear not, there are plenty of unusual academic choices for you. Yes, even those of you who seek Bowling Management can find a college degree. Here are ten more selections in a list of weird college majors.

1.) Major: Basket Weaving
Where: Goucher College
From their course description: “Basket weaving is not merely a collection of facts, but a process of discovery.”

2.) Major: Cannabis Cultivation
Where: Oaksterdam University
Fun Fact: In 2012, the school was raided by DEA, IRS, and U.S. Marshalls

3.) Major: Bagpiping
Where: Carnegie Mellon University
Think About It: You could make bagpiping a very lucrative career…. In Scotland!

4.) Major: Poultry Science
Where: Texas A&M
Solve Mysteries: With this degree, you can be someone who truly knows why the chicken crossed the road.

5.) Major: Professional Nanny Career Diploma
Where: Sullivan University
Nanny Elite: Take over all of the babysitting gigs in your neighborhood. Why? Because you were taught the art of the nanny.

6.) Major: Packaging
Where: Michigan State University
Their Website Claims: The School of Packaging currently houses 950 students and is known worldwide as the leading resource for developing package professionals.

7.) Major: Horticultural Science- Citrus
Where: Florida Southern University
Impress Your Friends: Make the best Screwdrivers and Mojitos around, using select citrus stock.

8.) Major: Decision Sciences
Where: Indiana University
Destroy Indecision: Now you’ll be able to choose whether or not to wear the blue top as opposed to the red top, your Chucks or your Nikes, the karaoke song your best at, and you’ll even be able to instantly choose an entree from a vast menu.

9.) Major: Turfgrass Management
Where: Penn State University
Cutting Edge: With a degree in Turfgrass management, you’ll not only find out if the grass really is greener on the other side, but know why it is that way.

10.)  Major: Beatles Historian
Where: Liverpool Hope University
Jobs Abound: Do You Want to Know a Secret? With your Master’s Degree in Beatles knowledge, you can be the captain of a Yellow Submarine, Sail Across the Universe, and be As Free as a Bird.

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