25 Unique Majors You Did Not Know Existed

“What is you major?” is definitely one of the most common questions every college or university student gets asked countless times during his or her academic career. In the past, the choice of majors was quite limited with most students picking college mainstays such as history, literature, law, accounting, or business related fields. These days, however, the range of majors that students can choose from is much wider. With thousands of different majors available at hundreds of colleges and universities all over the world, it comes as no surprise that there are also some unique and unusual majors. In fact, there are many bizarre majors that you might have never heard of at all. To show you some of the most unusual majors you can actually study, we plunged into the most remote corners of the academic world to compile a list with 25 unique majors you might not know about. If you are bored of traditional majors and look for something original to study, you might pick one of these 25 Unique Majors You Did Not Know Existed. From wizardry and poultry science to packaging and ethical hacking, these 25 majors are anything but ordinary.


The Beatles

The BeatlesSource: hope.ac.uk, image: commons.wikimedia.org

Fans of the legendary English band can earn a M.A. in a major officially known as “The Beatles, Popular Music & Society.” The major is available at the Liverpool Hope University in Liverpool (The Beatles’ birthplace), where it was established in 2009. The program deals with the influence of the Beatles on music, culture, and other industries.



WizardrySource and image: en.wikipedia.org

Founded by its present headmaster Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, the Grey School of Wizardry is a school specializing in occult magic, operating primarily online and as a non-profit educational institution in California. Offering over 450 classes in 16 departments, the school was reported to be, “the first wizard school to be officially recognized as an academic establishment.”



boxSource: packaging.msu.edu, image: creaticivity103 via flickr.com

Available at Michigan State University, the School of Packaging is the first academic program of its kind in the science of packaging. The school has a substantial track record of providing high quality undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education, while also conducting research that advances the science and technology of packaging.



ROCK CLIMBINGSource: plymouth.edu, image: Stefanos Nikologianis via flickr.com

A degree in Adventure Education from the Plymouth State University will teach you how to use the Great Outdoors to expose children, adults, and at-risk populations to challenging adventures, personal growth, and self-discovery. Through a combination of classroom work, internships, and field experiences, the program also focuses on safety, challenge, and leadership.


Turfgrass Management

Turfgrass ManagementSource: psm.msu.edu, image: commons.wikimedia.org

Another unusual major offered by Michigan State University, the Turfgrass Management program develops scientists for the rapidly expanding area of urban agriculture. Graduates have career opportunities in the industries involved with lawn management, athletic fields, golf courses, and park and grounds maintenance.

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