15 Unusual College Degrees That Are Actually Real

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15 Unusual College Degrees

That Are Actually Real

Weird college degrees can span almost every subject, from pop culture to beer brewing. If you’re looking for an eccentric education, there are plenty of options beyond the traditional academic disciplines. Below, we’ve shared 15 unusual college degrees that you can take at some of the most unconventional schools in the world.


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Auctioneering

Harrisburg Area Community College in Pennsylvania will train you to be an auctioneer. That includes running an auction, appraising items properly, and delivering the fast-paced chant.


Popular Culture

Bowling Green State University in Ohio offers a four-year degree that examines history through the prism of pop culture. Courses focus on music, television, movies, cars, and many other cultural manifestations.

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Citrus

With a Citrus degree from Florida Southern College, you’ll learn how to plant, harvest, and manage citrus trees. Sometimes, unusual college degrees are highly practical as well.


Fermentation Sciences

Offered at Appalachian State University, this undergraduate degree will teach you every aspect of running a vineyard and brewing beer.

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The Ultimate College Packing List 4

Bowling Management

Indiana’s first college, Vincennes University, will train you for a position in the bowling industry. Courses span bowling lane management, pro shop operation, and bowling sales and marketing.


Egyptology

Egyptian society and culture have been hugely influential for modern civilization. With an Egyptology degree from Brown University, you can learn how to read hieroglyphics, study the history, and gain a deeper understanding of mythology.

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The Ultimate College Packing List 4

Canadian Studies

Universities like Duke and Johns Hopkins offer a robust degree that covers Canadian history, politics, and culture. If you’re a Canadaphile, this might be the perfect program.


Puppetry

If you ever played the computer game Rollercoaster Tycoon, a degree in Theme Park Engineering from CSU Long Beach takes it to the next level. Learn how to build safe rides with a foundation in electrical and mechanical engineering.

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Theme Park Engineering

Offered at Appalachian State University, this undergraduate degree will teach you every aspect of running a vineyard and brewing beer.


Diving Business & Technology

Florida Keys Community College will teach you how to manage a dive business, with a well-rounded curriculum of diving theory and oceanography.

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The Ultimate College Packing List 4

Packaging

Michigan State University’s School of Packaging has undergraduate and graduate programs. These unusual college majors will teach you how to design functional and eco-friendly packaging for the future.


Comic Art

Minneapolis College of Art & Design offers a comic-focused major, with courses in illustration, storytelling, and publishing.

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The Ultimate College Packing List 4

Bakery Science

Get an education in flour, dough, and microbiology from Kansas State University. After graduation, you’ll have the tools to open a successful bakery.


Bagpiping

Weird college majors don’t get much weirder than this. At Carnegie Mellon University, you can learn the history and music theory of bagpiping, with plenty of studio practice along the way.

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The Ultimate College Packing List 4

Animal Breeding

Finally, this practical biology major from Purdue University will teach you advanced breeding techniques. Learn how to isolate desirable traits, and responsibly breed animals, so that you produce quality products with a smaller impact.

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