Most Unique Majors

You say weird, we say unique and AWESOME!  We have put together our top 8 unique majors.

Whether they are un-ordinary, extraordinary, unusual, strange, odd, uncommon, intriguing, different, abnormal, or quirky these majors definitely stand out! If anyone of these aren’t your cup of tea, research over 1,800 majors on MyMajors.

Check out the list:

  1. The Beatles Major 
    You say you want a Revolution well…a unique opportunity to study in the city of Liverpool, home of The Beatles and with access to leading Popular Music academics and Beatles specialists might be the right fit for you.  This program is the only one of its kind in the UK, the world and Across the Universe.
    Learn More: Liverpool Hope University
  2. Auctioneer Major
    “Ten dollar bid, now twenty, now twenty, will ya’ give me twenty? Twenty dollar bid, now thirty, now thirty, will ya’ give me thirty, going once, going twice, sold!”  Students prepare to become self-employed as Auctioneers. *See an auction chant at the 2013 LMAC Auctioneer Championship.
    This curriculum is designed to prepare students to:

    • Develop an auction “chant”
    • Use appraisal sources and techniqueAuctioneers
    • Procure merchandise for auction
    • Define and discuss legal issues related to auctioneering
    • Organize and prepare an auction
    • Conduct an auction
    • Prepare business correspondence and government form

    Learn more: Central Pennsylvania Community College

  3. Nanny Major
    Find yourself singing Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?  Love children?  Nannies care for children in the homes of the children. A Nanny Major has a thorough understanding of child development from prenatal to adolescent stages. Nannies serve as role models. They have good manners, use correct grammar, and show sportsmanship. Their example helps children grow to be productive and happy adults.
    Learn more: Sullivan UniversityStill looking for your college major, take the college major quiz.
  4. Bowling Industry Management and Technology Major bowling
    Bowling Industry Management and Technology Major is a comprehensive program offering multiple career paths into the industry including management of a bowling center, sales and marketing, pro shop operations, and pinsetter mechanics. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions within the bowling industry in center management, sales, marketing, and technical fields.  You can also get in a couple perfect games to
    Learn more: Vincennes University
  5. Popular Culture Major
    Popular culture studies everyday life, including but not limited to everything that is mass produced by us and for us. By examining television programs, movies, cars, houses, music, museums, celebratory events, holidays, magazines and many other manifestations of culture insights can be used to examine society presently and historically. Future careers in such fields as advertising, public relations, journalism, mass media (management, performance, production and marketing), teaching, library and museum work.
    Learn more: Bowling Green State University
  6. Taxidermy Certificate
    The art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals (especially vertebrates) for display (e.g. as hunting trophies) or for other sources of study.  Employment opportunities after graduating from this one-year program include full-time taxidermy positions with federal or state agencies or private enterprise. You may even find one of the limited number of positions at museums that employ full-time taxidermists.
    Learn more: Finger Lakes Community College
  7. Social Media Major
    So this sounds awesome right?  I mean we all have a facebook or twitter account, We could do that for our career right?  Wrong, it is can be much more demanding and require more skills than you would think!  An Interactive and Social Media Major combines technical and artistic areas of study to prepare you for a career in interactive web design and development. You will learn how to analyze, design, develop and evaluate effective computer interfaces to provide better user experiences.
    Learn more: DePaul University
  8. Golf GrassTurfgrass Management Major
    Next time you are at a sporting game, look down at the field, how green is the grass?  Well if its GREEN green that’s because a Turfgrass Management Major.  Turfgrass Management majors study the science and culture of grasses used on golf courses, athletic fields, corporate and personal lawns and many more. This major is great for those who want hands-on, outside-of-the-classroom learning or love the smell of fresh cut grass.
    Learn more: University of Georgia

What are some unique majors that you have heard?  Are you majoring in any of these above, tell us what a typical day is like in your program in the comments below.

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  1. My major is called Social Interaction & Creative Design. It combines courses from Rhetoric & Media Studies, Sociology, Design Thinking & Studio Art/Art History while integrating philosophies and perspectives from each of these established disciplines.

    My degree focuses on three pivotal questions: How do ideas evolve? How do individuals develop? And how does society progress? Really, the question is how do I/we become my/our best and thrive together? It’s a fundamental question of all living organisms.

    All the rhetoric aside, my major came into existence, while probably already existing in other forms elsewhere, because it allowed me to do what I wanted to do within the realm of academia, which paradoxically, was largely to step outside the academic structure and begin LIVING my education.

    I was done going to school for the main purpose of getting a job after I had graduated. I began to view “living and learning as overlapping experiences”. In doing so I throughly enjoyed thinking critically and learning, which are ideals of the current academic structure.

    By creating a major I integrated life into my schooling and my schooling into my life, which to me should be the essence of education.

    I’ll end with a question: What function is school currently playing in the lives of students?

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