College Majors that Students Wish Actually Existed

college majors that students wish actually existed

Did you ever think, “Man, it would be great if I could have my college major in _____?” Between all the various social media sites and my own personal interactions, I’ve heard some very interesting and quite entertaining answers lately.  Now if only they could actually make jobs to go along with these random majors so that you could make money for doing something wacky or fun!

Random College Majors that Students Wish Actually Existed

Eating Anything

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard eating pizza, chocolate, ice cream, or anything else listed as a college major that students wish existed. I mean seriously… how could you complain about eating foods you actually enjoy?! Sure, there are taste testers and such, but I feel like their palettes are so particular that it takes any fun out of the job. I think classes for this kind of major would look something like this:

  1. Find tons of Pinterest recipes for the desired food
  2. Cook desired food
  3. Eat food until full
  4. Repeat

The College Major in Thomas Rhett’s Song

If you’ve listened to any country music in the past year, odds are that you’ve heard the Thomas Rhett song that says “You’re shakin’ that money maker, like a heartbreaker, like your college major was twistin’ and tearin’ up Friday nights…”

Now, I’m sure you could define “twistin’ and tearin’ up Friday nights” in tons of different ways, so I’m just going to leave that option up to you. For me, that would involve watching Shark Tank on TV, hanging out with my man, petting the fur babies, and then going to bed around 10ish. Call me lame, but I’m perfectly content with that kind of Friday night. Just thinking about it makes me think about how awesome it would be if a college major like this actually existed!

Traveling Wherever, Whenever

Although a lot of college major programs have study abroad opportunities available, it just doesn’t seem the same as getting to travel whenever and wherever you want. In the typical college major program, you actually have to come back to reality and take courses that will help you get a job. The dreamy traveling major actually lets you hop a plane, boat, train, or car to anywhere your little heart desires.

Where are some of the places you would go if this was your college major? I think I would try to go to:

  • Australia
  • London
  • La Jolla
  • Bahamas

Just to name a few!

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Blogging

I am still waiting on the day when this college major is actually going to exist! Even though I’ve finished my bachelor’s degree (and I’m very close to being done with my master’s), I still think it would be awesome to take courses specifically designed for those interested in blogging.

As you can tell, there are plenty of blogs and bloggers on the internet, but can you imagine how awesome it would be to sit in class with like-minded bloggers and bounce ideas off of them? I feel like it would be one ginormous brainstorming session! Of all the ones I’ve listed, I think that this one actually has potential. Who else wishes that blogging was a college major that actually existed?

Here are some courses I think would be a great for a blogging college major:

  • Finding and purchasing a domain (affiliate link)
  • Developing useful and relevant content
  • Creating a blog using WordPress
  • Engaging via social media
  • Marketing content

Playing Video Games (Mostly for the Guys)

I know there are girls who play video games but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that there are probably quite a few guys who wish that playing video games was a college major that existed in real life.

I’ve heard of plenty of people going into video game design and various outlets related to that, but there is serious work behind that. I think that most of the people that want to just play games are looking for entertainment more than work. I could be wrong, but that’s just my assumption. Personally, I don’t play video games so this would be an awful college major for me to take on, but I’m sure there are tons of people that would enjoy it (at least for a little while).

Any Others?

These are just five college majors that students actually wish existed, but I’m sure there are plenty of others. What are some of the ones that you’ve heard or have thought of yourself? I’d love to hear them!

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28 Comments

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    Katie
    February 19, 2015 at 9:41 am

    I wish eat anything was also a professional career!

    xo katie // a touch of teal

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    Sarah
    February 19, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Traveling! I would love to become a “professional” traveler! I traveled to Italy and fell in love. So much art, history and culture!!! I didn’t want to leave!

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      Tori
      February 19, 2015 at 3:59 pm

      I have never been to Italy but I would love to go someday 🙂

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    rowan
    February 19, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Great shout! They should definitely have more “life lesson” courses. They would help everyone so much!

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    Jazmine Tates
    February 19, 2015 at 11:27 am

    if these were majors i would for sure go back to college ! I need to be in all of those blog classes lol !

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      Tori
      February 19, 2015 at 3:59 pm

      I know, right?! It would have been so nice to have some direction before just jumping in!

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    Yaitza
    February 19, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    blogging for sure! Great list

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    Charlotte's Little Web
    February 19, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    I pretty much want to major in all of these! Haha. If I could create a major it would definitely be in being an awesome wing-(wo)man. I have a talent for talking my girls up, breaking the ice and making sure the party stays alive. Now, if I could just figure out how to make a lot of money doing these things, well, then there’s my dream life! Love the post!

    X
    Charlotte’s Little Web

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      Tori
      February 20, 2015 at 8:00 am

      What a fun idea! I never thought of something like that.

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    Debi @ Life Currents
    February 19, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    What a fun idea. But you know, I bet you could make any of these come true. I knew a phd candidate that did his doctoral on playing video games. I think you could be a travel journalist and take writing courses. And, well, you get the idea. This was fun!

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    Angie
    February 19, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Seriously! If blogging was a major I’d be racking up major credits! I think shopping or Pinterest would be a great major too haha!

    • Reply
      Tori
      February 20, 2015 at 8:00 am

      I like the Pinterest idea, Angie! How fun would that be to get to pin things all day? 🙂

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    Shannon Peterson
    February 20, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Yes please to the traveling wherever whenever degree! That would be so amazing!

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    LaLa
    February 20, 2015 at 11:11 am

    OMG! Blogging would be the best major! I honestly was thinking that I wish there were majors on social media when I went to school. I would have really benefited on taking advantage of all that the world of social media has to offer. I have actually seen that some schools have this major now, but now that I’ve wasted all this money on school… I want my money back! Haha! Great post!

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    Krysta
    February 20, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    As a graduate with a political science degree, I wish I could go back and get ANY other degree haha! I own a bar and I write on the side… NOTHING to do with Poli Sci.

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      Tori
      February 20, 2015 at 1:56 pm

      I think a lot of people end up working in a completely different field than what they majored in. Crazy how that happens!

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    Dani
    February 20, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    This is so clever! I absolutely love this concept of what majors you wish you could make. Personally, I wish I could major in Netflix (particularly watching Gossip Girl!) since that’s all I do in my free time at school right now.

    Dani

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      Tori
      February 20, 2015 at 2:51 pm

      That sounds like fun! So many great TV shows to watch now that Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime are all available.

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    Jessica
    February 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    This is so fun! I know there are a bunch of majors I’d wish I could have. Blogging and traveling wherever would probably be my top along with majoring in sleep! =) lol

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      Tori
      February 20, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      Sleep is a good one! I do appreciate getting a good night’s rest 🙂

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    Tara Joy
    February 20, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Yes!! I would love those majors! Definitely the travel wherever, whenever one! Oh I wish I could go back to college just so I could study abroad!

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    Tami
    February 21, 2015 at 11:15 am

    You almost need a degree to blog. There is so much to know! I love blogging though. Even if there was a major for it, we’d be required to take continuing education classes because things are always changing in the blogging world!

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      Tori
      February 21, 2015 at 11:20 am

      You are so right, Tami! With technology changing and society changing, it seems like there is always something new to learn and keep up with!

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    Laura
    February 21, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    I like the idea of majoring in blogging! And traveling, oh that sounds heavenly!

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    Cara (@StylishGeek)
    February 21, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Interesting post because for awhile there I was contemplating of doing an online masters course in Social Media. Some colleges have this now…sometimes it’s called Social Marketing.

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    Lou @ Mommy Sanest
    February 22, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Yep. I’d major in eat anything. Also would have majored in drinking. Just kidding.. 😉

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    Brittany Bergman
    February 25, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Yes to all of these! I wish they were professional careers as well. I joke around that my dream job is to make all the fun things I see on Pinterest 🙂

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    Debi (thedeb83)
    February 28, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Love these! I’d definitely go to school for these majors. 😉 Though I do work in travel & tourism – so it kinda works!

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