Published On: Apr 19 2013 03:34:00 PM CDTUpdated On: Jan 03 2014 01:00:00 AM CST
Many of today's college grads have shunned the traditional majors for things a bit more unique.
Here are some of the most unusual college majors.
Puppetry. Offered by the school since 1964, puppetry has been a staple of UConn's Dramatic Arts department.
Canadian studies. Duke's Center for Canadian Studies offers undergraduate and graduate courses, which can be applied toward an undergraduate double major or minor, or a graduate certificate.
Sex. San Francisco State University allows students to earn either a master's degree or a minor degree in Sexuality Studies, which the school says provides students with knowledge about the processes and variations in sexual functions and reproduction, relationships, sexual- and gender-role development and behavior.
Decision-making. Indiana University offers a doctoral program in decision sciences that focuses on the quantitative methods used to aid decision-making in business environments.
Fermentation sciences. Appalachian State University in North Carolina offers a degree in fermentation sciences, which, among other things, examines how beer and wine are made.
Gunsmithing. From pistols to rifles, Lassen Community College offers students a chance to learn everything they can about guns.
Pop culture. Students who love television, movies, comedy and magazines will certainly enjoy majoring in popular-culture studies at Bowling Green State University.
Professional nanny. Kentucky's Sullivan University offers a 12-month program that allows students to earn a professional nanny diploma, a certificate from the American Council of Nanny Schools and CPR and first-aid certifications.
Auctioneering. Talking quickly is just one of the skills that graduates of Harrisburg Area Community College's auctioneering program will learn.
The Beatles. Few can claim to love the Beatles more than those who earn a master's degree on John, Paul, George and Ringo from Liverpool Hope University in the United Kingdom.
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