10 Unconventional Majors
Here are a few majors that go beyond the conventional… WAY beyond!
Ever wondered what it would be like working as a bowling manager? Or sitting for an exam involving you favorite TV show? Or maybe even turning your love for Harry Potter into a full-time career?
Sounds bizarre? With universities offering unique specialty majors, one of these eccentricities could just result in a viable career.
Remember the hours you spent watching Sesame Street on the weekends? Or perhaps the school holidays spent singing along to The Muppet Show? The University of Connecticut can now turn these fond childhood memories into a full time career. Specialising in costumes, scenery and lighting, students can earn both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees while honing their artistic skills.
Thanks to the Auctioneering program at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, students can develop a knack for high end merchandise procurement and go on to become licensed auctioneers... going once going twice SOLD!!!
Mississippi State University offers its students a chance to specialise in display gardening and event management through their Floral Management program. If that’s not sweet enough the University also helps students get hand-on experience by employing them at its professional flower shop (The University Florist), hence its graduates leave with a substantial amount of work experience along with their degree.
Did you know that there was a program dedicated towards analysing your Game of Thrones binge watching habit and Netflix addiction. At the Bowling Green State University students can study the widespread affects and impact things like television, magazines and movies have on our daily lives resulting in exciting careers in the fields of advertising, journalism and mass media.
Harry Potter Module
Yes you read that right, HARRY POTTER! While this one might not be a full-fledged degree in itself, the Durham University’s Education Studies program offers a module solely dedicated to the magical world of our favorite literary character. I think this may be the second best thing to receiving a Hogwarts acceptance letter, wouldn’t you agree?
Music doesn’t just soothe the soul; it can also earn you an income even if you’re not vocally gifted. The Liverpool Hope University offers a degree program specialising in all things ‘The Beatles’. With modules such as Musicology and The Beatles’ History you can go on to proudly calling yourself a professional Beatles historian.
Do you consider yourself a marine baby and wish to spend more time offshore? At Plymouth University that might just be a reality. The University’s BSc Honors Navigation and Maritime Science program has everything from learning how to maintain and navigate a boat to sailing and working with power boats. Here’s your chance to venture full time into the maritime industry.
Students can now put those well spent weekends golfing with their peers to good use. University of Maryland offers you a chance to learn and prepare for employment in the golfing industry leading up to positions like Golf Course Manager.
Think you might be a bit of an adrenaline junkie? The University of Chichester’s Adventure Education course assists students in becoming adventure facilitators. This course focuses on the theory and practicality of the adventure environment. For all you thrill seekers out there, this is a perfect balance of work and fun
If you think you have the knack to tickle someone’s funny bone or derive happiness out of making people laugh then look no further. Toronto’s Humber College offers a diploma in its Comedy: Writing and Performance program. In addition to learning how to perfect your comedic prowess the University also holds weekly shows at the Yuk Yuk Comedy Club, giving students a chance to showcase their talent.
About the Writer: Mariam Khawer is an Accounts and Finance graduate with a passion for the creative arts.
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