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5 Unique College Majors

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Fall semester kicks off in just a few short weeks. As a rising college student, you might have some idea of what you want to major in. Business, perhaps, or Nursing. English, anyone? However, there are probably a few majors that you never even considered– majors that are more unusual or specific. Here is list of 5 of those majors, and the possibilities they present for careers after graduation.

Citrus

Citrus is a type of tree. It’s also a major at Florida Southern College. For orange and lemon-loving students interested in careers as citrus grove managers, citrus consultants, or citrus researchers, this is the major for you. Some of the course requirements include Citrus Pest and Disease Management, and Tropical and Temperate Fruits. There are even citrus trees on campus for use in class.

Bowling Industry Management and Technology

Do you feel more comfortable in bowling shoes than you do in slippers? Do you dream of demolishing pins? Then consider a major Bowling Industry Management and Technology, offered at Vincennes University. You’ll take courses in bowling alley management, sales, marketing, and pinsetter mechanics. Best part? There’s a bowling alley on campus for hands-on learning.

Medical and Biological Illustration

Ever wonder who draws the pictures of the human heart in your biology textbook? It may be someone who earned a master’s degree in Medical and Biological Illustration from the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Students take courses in Illustrating Anatomy, Medical Sculpture, and Operating Room Sketching.

Turfgrass Management

Find out if the grass really is greener on the other side. If you major in Turfgrass Management at Michigan State University, you’ll be ready for a profession in the field (ha ha) of lawn, athletic field, or golf course management, or park maintenance. Course work includes Soil and Landscape sciences and Turfgrass Strategies.

Comic Art

Want to create the next Batman series? If you study Comic Art at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, you’ll focus on composition, character development, storyboarding, and plot. Specific courses include Comic Book Publishing and The History of Comic Art. BAM! POW! AWESOME!

What are you majoring in or planning to major in? Anything as unusual as the ones in this list? Let us know in the comments.



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