Did you know that you can get a degree in Puppetry? In no less than 3 accredited colleges! They are: The University of Hawaii, Washington’s Evergreen State College and The University of Connecticut (which even offers a master’s degree in the field).
If you wish to make a career in the bowling biz, you could opt for Vincennes University’s major in Bowling Industry Management, by attending classes complete with state-of-the-art instruction facilities, four lanes, wood and synthetic surfaces, Brunswick pinsetters and a Vacu-Jig drill machine! After earning this degree you could set up your own bowling alley or perhaps become an agent for a bowling ball manufacturer!
At Southampton Solent University in the UK, you can study hard to become a clown, a stand-up comedian or a comedy writer, by taking their degree course in Comedy Studies.
Or, you could become an auctioneer at Sotheby’s or Christie’s after earning an Auctioneering degree at schools like Pennsylvania’s Harrisburg Area Community College.
If you want to learn how to look after the growing senior population, you could go in for the Bachelors degree in Gerontology at Ashford University. This degree will enable you to find a job as a care manager, senior advocate, geriatric analyst, aging wellness coordinator, or caregiver.
There is also a minor you can add to your degree – a minor in Substance Abuse, at Nova Southeastern University, to help deal with problems related to substance abuse, learn about the resources available to treat it, and rehabilitation programs available to abusers.
If you live in Florida, and are fond of the citrus groves there, you could pick up valuable information on the varieties of citrus pests, citrus disease management, citrus grove management and citrus post-harvest practices by studying for Florida Southern College’s most unusual degree: Citrus Studies.
There are quite a few colleges offering Communication Disorders Degrees. One of these will enable the degree holder to help people who cannot communicate easily, and it is the first step towards a rewarding career in speech-language pathology or audiology (speech, language & hearing science). It is a challenging career choice, but if you are motivated to making a positive change in people’s lives it can be a very satisfying one.
Do you often wonder who designs the ingenious packaging of everyday products, to keep them fresh and safe for consumption? It may well be someone who holds a degree in Packaging from Michigan State University, who has learned the fine art of preserving the innate goodness of a product through innovative packaging. This university offers Bachelors, Masters and a doctorate degree as well in this field.
Want to study the fine art of baking at college? At Kansas State University, the Bakery Science program teaches students the basics of designing a bakery, nutrition and cereal science.
Capella University’s School of Public Service Leadership offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services, to equip you to manage non-profit agencies. If you are looking for a leadership position in a non-profit organization, or are thinking seriously of starting one yourself, this course will teach you all about workplace diversity, board management, ethics, fundraising, advocacy and program and resource management.
When you look not only at entire degrees, but also at individual courses, even more bizarre subjects are covered: The University of Baltimore offers a course on Zombies, at Staffordshire University you could study David Beckham, Durham offers a course on Harry Potter and the Age of Illusion, at Georgetown University you could study The Philosophy of Star Trek and at Queens University Belfast, there is an open-learning course titled Feel the Force: How to Train in the Jedi Way!
So, if you have an incredibly niche interest and are keen to learn all about it, earning a degree for that topic may not be as far fetched as you may think it is. Look around you, check the Internet, and you may find that there is an online traditional course or program out there for you!