25 Worthless College Degrees People Keep Applying For

Posted by , Updated on January 12, 2019


It’s sad to say, but there are plenty of worthless college degrees that universities offer. When you enter college for the first time, choosing a major can be difficult. You may be asking yourself, “Where do I want to be in ten years?” Usually, young, starry eyed dreamers walk into the hallowed halls of college, wanting to study their favorite subject, regardless if it’ll get them a job or not. But, I think we can all agree, that’s one expensive waste of money. Not all degrees are created equal. Many are much more appealing to companies and headhunters. For instance, you’re much more likely to get a job in a specialized field like medicine or engineering. Rather than wasting money on a degree that won’t get you anywhere, study about it at the library on the side. What are those worthless degrees, you ask? Well, I’m here to help you out. Here are 25 Worthless College Degrees People Keep Applying For.




Did you just watch Indiana Jones, and now you want to be an archaeologist? Hold your horses, Indie! While you’ll surely learn interesting things and go on some cool exhibitions, a career in anthropology almost always requires a doctorate. Just a bachelors degree in anthropology is not enough.


Performing Arts


Back in my acting days, I remember wanting to major in Performing Arts. I thought this would ensure my path to stardom. However, they told me becoming a well paid, and successful actor is more difficult than winning the lottery. The unemployment rate is over 9% and you’re looking to make no more than a little over 40,000 a year.




According to a study, an architecture major graduate has the biggest chance of unemployment with this degree. The unemployment rate is over 13% for recent graduates.




Sociology is the study of people or groups but doesn’t offer any skills that most employers would find useful. The average of unemployment for a sociology major is almost 10% compared to other majors.




Most people with this major usually go on to become either a teacher of history or a museum curator and a degree is not. However, the unemployment rate for a graduate with a History degree is at almost 18% and the reason for this is the lack of careers in this field of study.

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