Worst College Majors

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The worst college majors are fields of study that leave the student with relatively few job opportunities and often a distorted or ultra-liberal view of the world. Students incur an average debt in excess of $25,000 for attending college, and these college majors can leave such students without the ability to pay off their loans, which are typically not dischargeable in bankruptcy.

Adding insult to injury, many public colleges have begun charging students more if they decline one of the Worst College Majors, and study something of value instead.[1] Incidentally, a study by USA Today and the non-profit Education Sector showed that 514 colleges are more likely to produce defaults in student loans than graduates.[2]

In addition, college matters less and less to employers. The number of degree-less hires is trending way up at Google.[3] President of the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy wrote in the Wall Street Journal, “Many liberal-arts graduates, even from the best schools, aren’t getting jobs in part because they didn’t learn much in school.”[4]

Undergraduate majors

  1. Animal Science[5]
  2. Anthropology/Archeology[6]
  3. Art History[7][5]
  4. Biblical Studies[5]
  5. Black studies
  6. Business Administration/Management[8]
  7. Child and Family Studies[5]
  8. Climatology
  9. Comedic Arts [9]
  10. Commercial Art/Graphic Design[6]
  11. Communications[7]
  12. Comparative Religion
  13. Creative Writing
  14. Criminal Justice[8]
  15. Culinary Arts[5]
  16. Dance[7][10]
  17. Drama/Theater[8][10]
  18. Economics (without a numerate bias)[8]
  19. English Literature/Literary Criticism[6]
  20. Environmental Studies
  21. Exercise Science[5]
  22. Fashion Design
  23. Film/Video[6][10]
  24. Fine Arts[6][11]
  25. Forestry/Range Management/Wildlife Management
  26. Gaming Management[12]
  27. Golf Management – University of Birmingham / Florida Gulf Coast University
  28. Hispanic studies
  29. History[6]
  30. History of Music
  31. Horticulture[5]
  32. Human Resources
  33. Interior Design
  34. Islamic Studies[13]
  35. Journalism[14]
  36. Latin[7]
  37. Leisure Studies[7]
  38. Liberal Arts[6]
  39. LGBT studies[15][16]
  40. Music[6][5]
  41. Music/Art Therapy[7][10]
  42. Paralegal studies/prelaw
  43. Philosophy[6][17]
  44. Photography[6][5]
  45. Psychology[8][10]
  46. Physical Fitness/Education[6][7]
  47. Puppetry
  48. Secularism[18][19][20] (See also: Views on atheists)
  49. Sequential Art[21]
  50. Social Work[5]
  51. Sociology
  52. Theology & Religious Vocations[6][10]
  53. United States History[10]
  54. Urban Planning
  55. Video Game Design
  56. Women's studies[7]

Graduate programs

  1. Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology[22]
  2. Computer Engineering[22]
  3. Fine Arts[22]
  4. Law (from a low-ranked school)[22]
  5. PR, Advertising & Mass-Media[22]

Courses

  1. Arguing with Judge Judy - UC Berkeley
  2. Contemporary American Culture: The Fifty Shades Trilogy - American University[23]
  3. Cyber Feminism - Cornell University
  4. Ecology of Renewable Natural Resources - Texas Tech University[24]
  5. Emotional Literacy[25]
  6. Feminist New Black Man - Occidental College[26]
  7. Field Equipment Operation (tractor driving) - UC Davis
  8. Football Culture
  9. From DNA to Homo sapiens - MCLA
  10. Gaga for Lady Gaga: Sex, Gender, and Identity - University of Virginia-Charlottesville[27]
  11. Getting dressed - Princeton University[28]
  12. Hip Hop: The Politics of Culture - UC San Diego
  13. History of Surfing - UC Santa Barbara
  14. History of Weaving - UC Berkeley
  15. Introduction to Social Networking
  16. Labor Studies - UM Saint Louis & UM Kansas City[29]
  17. Media Genres (studies zombies) - University of Baltimore[30]
  18. Native American Feminism - University of Michigan
  19. Occupy the Field: Global Finance, Inequality, Social Movement - Columbia University[31]
  20. Philosophy and Star Trek – Georgetown University in Washington[32]
  21. Pilot Brewery (brewmaster) - UC Davis
  22. Politicizing Beyoncé - Rutgers University class from the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies[33]
  23. Queer Musicology – UCLA
  24. Revolutionary Marxism - Portland State University[34]
  25. Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence - UC Berkeley
  26. Self-Esteem - Cal State Fresno
  27. The Colbert Report: American Satire Writing Seminar - Boston University[35]
  28. The Science of Harry Potter – Frostburg University[36]
  29. The Mythology of Harry Potter - UCLA
  30. The Science of Superheroes - UC Irvine[37]
  31. The Simpsons and the American Family - Hampshire College
  32. The Sociology of Hip-Hop: The Odyssey of Jay-Z – Georgetown University[38]
  33. The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender, and Media - Skidmore College[39]
  34. U.S. Race Theory & the Problem of Whiteness - Arizona State University[40]
  35. Understanding Obama - Harvard Law School[41]
  36. Why Occupy Wall Street? The History and Politics of Debt and Finance - New York University[42]

Workshops

  1. Brown University workshop "The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure." [43]
  2. Hamilton College in New York and University of Minnesota host Orgasm workshop for female undergrad students.[44]
  3. Marquette University, Brown University and Columbia University to host Femsex workshop. Topics include orgasms, masturbation, sex, kink and explicit coloring books.[45]
  4. New York University sponsors Strap-On Play, Sex Toys 101, and Oral Sex Tips, part of the bigger event called “Babeland: Queer Student Night with NYU LGBTQ Student Center.[46]
  5. University Of Arizona is to hold the Condom Olympics, students to be involved in a condom-wrapped egg toss, condom art, and a condom scavenger hunt.[47]
  6. University of Tennessee sponsors six-day event called 'Sex Week' [48]
  7. Yale hosts a workshop on the acceptance of bestiality, incest and prostitution.[49]

References

  1. http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/story/2012-04-24/differential-tuition-increase-major/54513940/1
  2. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/07/03/514-Colleges-Have-Higher-Default-Rates-Than-Graduation-Rates
  3. In Head-Hunting, Big Data May Not Be Such a Big Deal, NYTimes, June 19, 2913
  4. Sorry Left AND Right, No Job Requires A College Degree, Forbes.com, February 10, 2013
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 [1] Kiplinger, May 2015
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 [2] Yahoo Finance, June 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 [3] College Crunch, December 2008
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 [4] Yahoo Finance, June 2013
  9. Emerson College in Boston to Offer Comedy Major in 2016
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 What's It Worth? Georgetown University, July 2011
  11. http://www.artcareer.net/faqs/job-market-outlook-for-artists-and-designers/
  12. 10 Worst College Majors for Employment
  13. http://colleges.collegetoolkit.com/colleges/browse/majors/byid/islamic_studies/38.0205.aspx
  14. http://www.foxbusiness.com/slideshow/personal-finance/2010/06/28/worst-fields-graduates/#slide=4
  15. http://www.yale.edu/lgbts/
  16. http://www.lgbts.umd.edu/
  17. [5]
  18. Pitzer College in California Adds Major in Secularism
  19. In their book Encyclopedia of Social Deviance, which was published in 2014, authors Craig J. Forsyth and ‎Heith Copes wrote: "Atheism as a subject of social science has also generally been ignored in comparison with the scholarly work on religion" (see page 41 of their book). Social Scientists are often generally reluctant to study atheists and it is considered not a great thing to have on your resume for future employment as far as graduate students (see: Why is Psychology Silent When it Comes to Atheism? - Dr. Melanie Brewster - Skepticon 7, Published on Nov 27, 2014). According to the atheist Dr. Melanie Brewster, "Good peer-reviewed psychology journals are kind of hesitant to take studies on atheism."[6] Hunsberger was the first social scientists to do a fairly intensive look at atheists and a book on his study was published in 2006.[7] One of the great ironies of this state of affairs is that the very well-known psychiatrist Sigmund Freud was an atheist (much of his work is now considered pseudoscience).[8] (See also: Sigmund Freud's view of religion).
  20. Global atheism/agnosticism is declining and the trend of desecularization is expected to continue in the 21st century. Professor Eric Kaufmann told a secular audience in Australia: "The trends that are happening worldwide inevitably in an age of globalization are going to affect us."[9] In the Western World and the world as a whole interest in internet atheism is declining.
  21. http://www.scad.edu/sequential-art/index.cfm
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 5 Graduate Degrees That Don't Pay Off Bankrate.com
  23. UNIVERSITY TO OFFER COURSE STUDYING 'FIFTY SHADES OF GREY' TRILOGY, Breitbart, December 29, 2012
  24. Texas Tech University Course Listing
  25. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1076368/Schools-councils-waste-300-000-useless-emotional-literacy-course-faraway-island-sun.html
  26. Jason Mattera At CPAC, YouTube
  27. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/10/lady-gaga-college-class_n_712540.html
  28. http://www.universitynavigator.com/university-blog/most-ridiculous-courses-you-can-opt-for.html
  29. Video: College Course Teaches Violent Union Tactics, The Hot Joints, April 25, 2011
  30. College Course Preps Pupils for Zombie Apocalypse, AOL News, September 9, 2010
  31. Columbia University to Offer ‘Occupy 101′ Course, January 2, 2012
  32. Georgetown University Course Listing
  33. Higher Education: Rutgers University Offers Class on Beyonce, Jammie Wearing Fools, Jan 31, 2014
  34. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/portland-state-university-offering-revolutionary-marxism-course-and-wait-until-you-see-the-syllabus/
  35. Class Credit for Colbert College Course, Huffington Post, January 18, 2011
  36. CBS News: Harry Potter Goes To College: Professor Uses Boy Wizard To Explores Links Between Magic, Science, by Bootie Cosgrove-Mather, Sept. 26, 2003 [10] ...Frostburg State President Catherine R. Gira said she isn't worried that some may view a Harry Potter class as trivial. "Irrespective of the specific title of the course, the 'magic' in the fiction is being analyzed by applying concepts of physics, chemistry, biology and engineering. This honors course creatively packages scientific principles in a contemporary way that will interest today's students," Gira said.
  37. The Top 8 California Schools that Are, Like, Totally Wasting Your Money, NewsRealBlog, November 14, 2010
  38. Jay-Z's street rhymes a Georgetown college course
  39. Your kid’s new college course: ‘The Sociology of Miley Cyrus’ DailyCaller.com, March 27, 2014
  40. White professor teaches 'problem of whiteness' course at Arizona State
  41. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/harvard-law-offering-understanding-obama-course-taught-by-obama-mentor/
  42. N.Y.U. To Offer Classes On Occupy Wall Street, Weasel Zippers, December 9, 2011
  43. Brown University to teach male students how to attain ‘prostate pleasure’
  44. College to host orgasm workshop for female undergrads, CampusReform.com, September 25, 2013
  45. Catholic college to host controversial 'Femsex' workshop with 'C--t Coloring' and 'pleasure point' CampusReform.com, September 10, 2013
  46. NYU offers ‘Strap-On Play,’ ‘Sex Toys 101’ workshops for LGBTQ students, CampusReform.com, August 27, 2013
  47. Meanwhile, University Of Arizona Plans ‘Condom Olympics’, IJReview.com, February 15, 2014
  48. University of Tennessee Uses Student Fees to Host Lesbian Bondage Expert
  49. Yale hosts workshop teaching sensitivity to bestiality, CampusReform.org march 5, 2013

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