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Weird/Unusual/not as common/rare/creative/create your own majors

celebrian25celebrian25 Registered User Posts: 15,373 Senior Member
edited July 2005 in Other College Majors
This is for any major that isn't as typical, maybe it's just a bit different, like aeronautical engineering, or it's really far fetched. My prospective major is meteorology with a double major/minor w/ computer animation
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Replies to: Weird/Unusual/not as common/rare/creative/create your own majors

  • MediterraneanMediterranean Registered User Posts: 260 Junior Member
    I'm still not sure what I'd like to major in, but here are a few choices: Neuroscience, Aeronautical Engineering, or Social Work (NYU's School of Social Work).
  • celebrian25celebrian25 Registered User Posts: 15,373 Senior Member
    i thought about social work for a while, but I don't think it's right for me. Both my parents work with mentally retarded individuals, many of whom were brought up by foster parents because they were in tough situations, and I don't think I could ever do that.
  • IBclass06IBclass06 Registered User Posts: 2,846 Senior Member
    I want to major in the most unusual (and annoyingly rare) subject...Egyptology. :)
  • EPSIHPSIEPSIHPSI Registered User Posts: 45 Junior Member
    Egyptology for undergrad? Are you sure you want to specialize that much? Anthro will get you to the same place and leave you some options.
  • IBclass06IBclass06 Registered User Posts: 2,846 Senior Member
    Well...If you want to get technical, I want to major in Near Eastern Studies (a surprisingly broad field) at the University of Chicago or JHU. I also plan on majoring in biology (graduate school as well), so I will have a job. :)

    If you do want to get into Egyptology for grad school, though, you need an extensive ancient language background; at least that's what Chicago told me. I'm not sure anthropology offers that.
  • EPSIHPSIEPSIHPSI Registered User Posts: 45 Junior Member
    Well, an anthropology degree is very flexible and the anthro majors I know are all working towards proficiency in another language as well as take the applicable classes outside the department (history, sociology, whatever).
  • VTBoyVTBoy Registered User Posts: 580 Member
    I am doing Statistics which actually is one of the most rarly done majors.
  • tenisghstenisghs Registered User Posts: 3,955 Senior Member
    Mine is Social Policy. It's interdisciplinary (primiarly social sciences) and I plan to concentrate in urban affairs and maybe some poverty issues.
  • RaboKarabekianRaboKarabekian Registered User Posts: 2,817 Senior Member
    I really want to look into Brown's Late Antique Civs major. Apparently, it's the only one in the US.
  • mekrobmekrob Registered User Posts: 865 Member
    Near/Middle/Far Eastern Studies. I don't know how rare this is, but I'll probably take two or three languages in whichever area I choose.
  • IBclass06IBclass06 Registered User Posts: 2,846 Senior Member
    Woohoo! Another NES major! What colleges are you researching? Middle Eastern Studies and Far Eastern Studies (East Asian Studies?) aren't that rare. BTW, I like your Location. It reminds me of Plato's Myth of the Cave. :)

    RaboKarabekian- The University of Chicago has a similar program.
  • celebrian25celebrian25 Registered User Posts: 15,373 Senior Member
    I think near eastern/middle eastern/asian studies is rarer to study, though it's not a rare major for a college to have
  • sirwonkalussirwonkalus Registered User Posts: 245 Junior Member
    I'm going for Evolutionary Biology. Not many schools offer it and the ones that do are like, Harvard and Yale and Princeton, so I've got my fingers crossed.
  • celebrian25celebrian25 Registered User Posts: 15,373 Senior Member
    Umich has it too.
  • Fallinwater0328Fallinwater0328 Registered User Posts: 401 Member
    Comparative Architecture, and Chinese architecture history, have you guys ever heard about it?
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