The Weirdest (and Possibly Most Useless) College Degrees

You guys. You can actually be a roller-coaster tycoon

When we were in college, the options were pretty limited where potential majors were concerned. Business, biology, journalism--maybe even art if you wanted to get really avant-garde. That is decidedly not the case today, when students have the option to major in such subjects as puppetry and bagpiping. Here, 15 of the most bizarre college degrees you can actually earn.

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Puppetry: University Of Connecticut

Nope, not creepy at all.

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Meat Processing: Eastern Oklahoma State College

Bet they throw the best barbecues.

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Theme Park Engineering: Cal State Long Beach

So, like Roller-Coaster Tycoon IRL.

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Adventure Education: Plymouth State University

Vague, but we’re intrigued.

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Bagpiping: Carnegie Mellon University

Our eeeeeeears!

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Bakery Science: Kansas State University

Know this person. Be this person’s friend.

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Fermentation Sciences: Appalachian State University


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Farrier Science: Mesalands Community College

A farrier is a person who makes horseshoes. Tell Seabiscuit “hi” for us.

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Floral Management: Mississippi State University

Are floral students just the happiest students?

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Nannying: Sullivan University

Could either be the best or the worst.

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Popular Culture: Bowling Green State University


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Citrus: Florida Southern College

*Makes Beyoncé Lemonade joke*

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Cannabis Cultivation: Oaksterdam University

Dude. Yes.

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Bowling Industry Management And Technology: Vincennes University

Do the exams come with optional bumpers?

Decision-making: Indiana University

Hmmm, we’re on the fence with this one…

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