If you yearn to major in something unique, opportunities abound!
Gone are the days when a college student was allowed to pick only one major and perhaps a minor. Colleges and universities all over the world are offering a vast number of unique and unusual areas for study, making academics a truly exciting experience. For example, I recently met a professor whose field was Ethnomusicology, which is the study of music in its cultural context: what music means to its practitioners and audiences as well as how those meanings are conveyed. Imagine taking a class on Surfer music of the 1950s and 1960s or exploring the similarities and differences between the Beach Boys and the Beatles!
Here are some really interesting possibilities as you begin your search for a major that suits you:
- Caribbean Studies: the history, culture, society and economics of the archipelagos and major islands of the Caribbean Sea
- Documentary Studies: directing, writing, research, videography, editing, and a history of the craft
- Golf Management: how to run operations at a golf course, including vigorous training and tournaments, coaching and business management practice.
- Greenhouse Operations: the production of plants in a controlled environment
- Museum Studies: how to care for documents, manage a museum, cater to museum visitors, and work with artists to design exhibits
Other fascinating areas include Bowling Industry Management and Technology, Egyptology, Exercise and Movement Science, Mortuary Science, Puppet Art, and Sexuality.
If you are eager to explore some of the hundreds of available areas of study, of course, your college search has to include finding schools that offer these programs! Read about Mental Floss 33 Unusual Majors Your College Probably Didn’t Offer, College Degree Search’s 20 Unusual College Majors, and Fast Web’s 35 Weird (But Cool) College Majors. Then contact College Essay Whiz to help you with the process!