16 Weird But Real College Majors You’ve Never Heard Of

After completing the daunting task of picking a college, choosing a major is probably one of the most important decisions a young person will make in their life.

According to USA Today, some of the most popular majors around the country are history, english, accounting, criminal justice, biology, psychology and business administration and management. This is not surprising considering that they are also some of the most general and give students a myriad of career options.

While the above majors remain popular, there are a number of other majors available that allow students to take the road less traveled.

Colleges may used to have had a lot of rules, but these days, it seems like almost anything can go — even in the classroom.

Below is a list of weird college majors that you have probably never heard of.

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1. Bagpiping

1. Bagpiping

Bagpipes have been a tradition at Carnegie Mellon University for over 75 years, and as such, they offer a Bagpipe performance major.

2. Citrus

2. Citrus

Florida Southern University offers the nation’s only citrus program that provides students with expertise about growing citrus fruit and the industry.

3. Canadian Studies

3. Canadian Studies

At Duke University, you can earn a degree in Canadian studies. The program is more about the culture, literature and politics than it is maple syrup or hockey, although I imagine they do come up.


4. Farrier Science

4. Farrier Science

Become a horseshoeing expert at Mesalands Community College in New Mexico, where they offer a degree in farrier science. It’s about more than just shoeing a horse, teaching also how to run your own business.

5. Fermentation Studies

5. Fermentation Studies

Students can be prepared for the competitive fields of wine and brewing science at Appalachian State University.

6. Floral Management

6. Floral Management

Mississippi State University offers an degree in floral management where students learn all of the ins and outs of the floricultural business. This includes, sourcing, purchasing, distributing, marketing and designing. Who knew flowers were so complicated?

7. Mortuary Science

7. Mortuary Science

Lincoln College of New England offers a degree in Mortuary science to prep students for a career in the funeral services field. It may sound morbid, but it’s also recession proof.

8. Puppet Arts

8. Puppet Arts

Puppet arts is a program offered by the University of Connecticut. The first puppet class was taught in 1964 and since, the major has been instituted as part of the dramatic arts.

9. Recreation And Leisure Studies

9. Recreation And Leisure Studies

This major combines the best part of college with going to class. This program offered by the University of North Texas includes classes in biology, human anatomy and planning and designing recreation, park, leisure and sport facilities.

10. Surf Science And Technology

10. Surf Science And Technology

This two-year course offered by Plymouth University in the UK includes surf practice, culture and coastal environment classes.

11. Turfgrass Science

11. Turfgrass Science

At Penn State, a facet of the agricultural sciences department is a program in turfgrass science. It aims to teach students about the scientific, and business side of the turfgrass industry.

12. Bowling Management

12. Bowling Management

Students at Vincennes University can learn all about the bowling industry and how to manage a facility with the bowling management major.

13. Adventure Education

13. Adventure Education

Adventure junkies can get their fix and a college degree at Plymouth State University where the Adventure Education program offers classes in paddling, rock climbing, and mountaineering.

14. Nannying

14. Nannying

Become a nanny of the highest degree at Sullivan University. The degree is technically called Early Childhood Education Professional Nanny Program and addresses the growing childcare concerns had by many families.

15. The Beatles

15. The Beatles

Liverpool is the home of The Beatles, and consequently, Liverpool Hope University offers a Masters degree in The Beatles, Popular Music & Society.

16. Packaging

16. Packaging

At Michigan State University, they take packaging very seriously. The School of Packaging focuses on the science of packaging and helps to research environmentally friendly alternatives.

Do you know any other unusual college majors? Let us know and make sure to SHARE on Facebook!

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