9 most extraordinary majors in universities in the worldBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/9-most-extraordinary-majors-in-universities-in-the-world
It seems that the boom among university applicants for economists and lawyers has long passed. Now, when choosing a future profession, many young people are guided by the newest trends. Some believe that it is important to choose a specialty that, after graduation, will be in demand in the labor market. And for those who want to be original - a one-of-a-kind specialist - we suggest that you familiarize yourself with the list of the 9 most extraordinary specialties in the universities of the world.
The UK's Hope University in Liverpool offers its students a degree in The Beatles, Pop, and Society. Graduates of this specialty will become the most certified "Beatlov scholars", as well as specialists in the field of influence of popular music on society over the past 50 years. Tuition per semester is 4800 British pounds.
In the photo: Members of the group "The Beatles" pose for a photograph at the Abbey Road studio (UK, London, June 1, 1967). (Photo: BIPS / Getty Images).
2. A specialist in the cultivation of hemp (marijuana).
Training in this specialty can be done in sunny California, and this is not surprising, since this state was the first to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Therefore, growing marijuana has become a very profitable business nowadays. According to experts, this year alone, the volume of legal marijuana sales could reach $ 3 billion. I would like to note that the founders of the university, where you can get an education in this specialty, have a very good sense of humor: they named it Oaksterdam University (from the name of the city in which it is located - Oakland and Amsterdam - known to all for its coffee shops, where you can freely smoke grass). The tuition fee per semester is 800 US dollars. (Photo: ShutterStock).
3. Packaging specialist.
Michigan State University invites its students to pursue bachelor's, master's, or even Ph.D. in packaging. Students of this specialty will study not only modern packaging technologies but also work to improve their functionality and environmental friendliness. This profession seems to have a future. (Photo: ShutterStock).
4. Racetrack manager.
This specialty is suitable for horse and racing enthusiasts. And the University of Arizona offers to get an education on it. According to the dean of the faculty, 80 percent of graduates who receive a degree in racetrack manager immediately find work in their industry after graduation. (Photo: ShutterStock).
5. Amusement park engineer.
This very narrow specialty can be obtained at the University of California (California State University). Future engineers study here the basics of designing and building various attractions: merry-go-rounds, roller coasters, and "devil's wheels". Tuition per semester costs a considerable amount - $ 1,892. (Photo: ShutterStock).
6. Specialist in decision-making.
This specialty at Indiana University is not at all for those with decision-making problems. We are talking about specialists who will help entrepreneurs and top managers make important business decisions using mathematical models for predicting the development of the situation and other analytical methods developed on the basis of scientific research data. (Photo: ShutterStock).
In order to become an auctioneer - the person who conducts auctions - you need relevant knowledge. You can get an education as an auctioneer at Harrisburg Area City College. Students will be taught there how to select items for auctions, how to price them, and, of course, how to conduct auctions. Are there special lessons on how to use a hammer? We, alas, do not know this.
Photo: auction at the Berliner Ensemble theater. (Photo: Shutterstock)
8. Specialist in-stadium turf.
This is one of those specialties that most people are not even aware of, and may never even know. Nevertheless, you can get an education in this specialty at Penn State University. Students learn there, among other things, the basics of growing and caring for grass turf in stadiums, as well as learning very difficult sciences such as biology, chemistry, and meteorology. (Photo: ShutterStock).
9. Housewife or housekeeper.
Liberty University, the largest Christian university in the world, offers its students a BA in Economics. Those. upon graduation, graduates become certified housewives and housewives. The university, located in Virginia, promises to teach its students "the values, knowledge, and skills necessary to strengthen the modern family." Subjects in the specialty include subjects such as work-family balance, home finance, and nutrition. A year of study in this specialty costs 20,300 US dollars. (Photo: ShutterStock).
As it turned out in Russia, this specialty may be extraordinary, but it is not at all rare, since one can become a "housekeeper" in the 31st higher educational institution of the country.