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The Weirdest College Majors

Bagpipe Players
February 18th, 2015

Just about everyone has heard of the common college majors, right? Accounting, business, engineering, journalism etc. that kind of stuff.

But there are a lot of majors out there that you probably haven’t heard about. Some of these are pretty cool, but others are also kind of… weird.

Here are a few of the weirdest college majors we found.

Arctic Engineering

Found at the University of Fairbanks, arctic engineering is all about helping students learn how to deal with construction in the most frigid cold regions of the earth. Some of the courses found in this major are Ice Engineering and Frozen Ground Engineering! Obviously this isn’t the thing for you if you plan on living in the South… unless it’s the really deep south.

Bagpiping

Yup, you can actually get an entire degree based around this instrument! And while it isn’t unusual to find music majors that focus on one instrument, it is a bit odd to find one based around the bagpipe. Bagpiping majors learn how to both master the instrument and the fundamentals of music.

Bowling Industry Management and Technology

Who knew that an entire major can be formed around bowling? But not just the sport of bowling- the actual science of managing bowling alleys, bowling ball companies, and companies that build the technologies that go into the industry. The only downside is that I bet once you get done with this major, you probably never want to go bowling again.

Canadian Studies

What do you study with a major like Canadian Studies? Just about everything Canada you can think of. Canada’s history, Canadian cuisine, how business works in Canada, and a lot of other things. This may be a useful major if you plan on moving to Canada, but what will you do once you get up there? Teach Canadians about their own country and lifestyle?

Diving Business and Technology

If managing a bowling alley for the rest of your life doesn’t sound exciting, how about managing a dive school? Or you can get into a business that develops new technology for divers. Either way, this would be a great major if you love the sport. And even if you don’t love the sport but are looking for a challenge, furthering diving technology may be a good choice.

Farrier Science

In case you aren’t a huge fan of riding/owning horses, a farrier is someone who makes and applies horseshoes. So yeah- you are basically getting a degree in horseshoes. You’ll take classes in blacksmithing, horseshoe theory, equine anatomy and physiology, that kind of stuff. It seems funny that you can spend four years of your life studying how to make and apply horseshoes, but the rest of this list proves that there are lots of other weird majors out there as well!

The Beatles

That’s right- there is an entire major focused around The Beatles. It focuses on how this one band basically changed the world.

And wouldn’t you know it? It’s offered by the Liverpool Hope University.

There are a lot more weird college majors out there, but this at least gives you an idea of what some people study on Mom and Dad’s dime!


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