5 25 of 30
originally by   > Original Daily Beast list 25,146 votes 2,894 voters 148,687 views 50 items tags f p @

The Most Useless College Majors

List Criteria: Vote up the worst university degrees with the least payoff

This is a list of the most pointless university majors and fields of study guaranteed to not lead to gainful post-graduation employment. In April of 2012, the Daily Beast ran their list of 13 pointless college majors; now it's your turn to sound off on the coursework that will most poorly prepare you to enter the job market. These stupid college majors are definitely dumb, and probably won't get you anywhere in life.

Often, when students first enter a community college or four-year university program, they're encouraged to pursue a course of study that most interests them. The idea is that they will first become dedicated to, and excited about, learning something, and then they'll eventually figure out how to apply their interests towards pursuing a career. But as the economy continues to struggle, and jobs for recent grads dry up, this philosophy is being reconsidered (as is studying Philosophy in general!)

Graduating with a degree in a humanities subject deemed as "useless" can be a real detriment to finding work post-graduation, even as newly-minted electrical engineers and computer developers get snatched up quickly by startups and tech companies.

This list provides some insight into the majors seen as "most useless" by the public at large. Vote for the departments you'd be least likely to join on your nearest campus, and if we've missed a major you think is utterly without merit, add it at the bottom of the page.

The Most Useless College Majors Anything
  • 15 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • 2 See list ranked by
Z
G Options
B Comments
& Embed
2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 1115
    - 236

    added by School Buddy

    ;
  2. 2
    + 660
    - 263

    added by School Buddy

    ;
  3. 3
    + 541
    - 216

    added by School Buddy

    ;
  4. 4
    + 663
    - 468

    most listed & added by School Buddy

    ;
  5. 5
    + 412
    - 202


    ;
  6. 6
    + 551
    - 364

    added by School Buddy

    ;
  7. 7
    + 516
    - 337

    added by School Buddy
    Theater Arts

  8. 8
    + 623
    - 400

    the people's #1 & added by School Buddy

    ;
  9. 9
    + 377
    - 162

    added by School Buddy
    Cooperative Management

  10. 10
    + 515
    - 420

    often listed & added by School Buddy

    ;
  11. 11
    + 319
    - 92

    ranked low on reranks & added by zxray
    Disruption Exclusive at USC...thanks Dr. Dre and USC! Guess I'll be backing the Bruins now.....

  12. 12
    + 442
    - 350

    often listed & added by School Buddy

    ;
  13. 13
    + 390
    - 158


    ;
  14. 14
    + 383
    - 146

    ranked low on reranks & added by zxray
    Golf Management

  15. 15
    + 197
    - 108
    No image

    added by jrdale1
    Library Science

  16. 16
    + 326
    - 179


    ;
  17. 17
    + 258
    - 182

    added by zxray
    Winemaking

  18. 18
    + 358
    - 336

    added by School Buddy

    ;
  19. 19
    + 284
    - 424

    often listed & added by School Buddy

    ;
  20. 20
    + 219
    - 188


    Travel and Tourism

  21. 21
    + 318
    - 301

    added by School Buddy

    ;
  22. 22
    + 93
    - 34


    ;
  23. 23
    + 316
    - 378

    added by School Buddy

    ;
  24. 24
    + 89
    - 26
    No image


    Renaissance Study

  25. 25
    + 289
    - 516

    often listed & added by School Buddy

    ;
  26. 26
    + 278
    - 398

    added by School Buddy

    ;
  27. 27
    + 87
    - 63
    No image

    ranked low on reranks & added by jrdale1
    Music Therapy

  28. 28
    + 216
    - 299


    Social Work

  29. 29
    + 312
    - 379

    added by School Buddy

    ;
  30. 30
    + 67
    - 31
    No image


    ;
  31. 31
    + 269
    - 325

    added by School Buddy

    ;
  32. 32
    + 193
    - 311

    added by School Buddy
    Unfortunately, the number of jobs in the field itself is not growing, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. And Shatkin agrees. "Better than agriculture, but not by much. If you're lucky, you may find some way to apply

    ;
  33. 33
    + 19
    - 8


    ;
  34. 34
    + 75
    - 71

    added by Coolza
    Sociology

  35. 35
    + 242
    - 354

    added by School Buddy

    ;
  36. 36
    + 192
    - 365

    added by School Buddy

    ;
  37. 37
    + 268
    - 426

    added by School Buddy

    ;
  38. 38
    + 78
    - 106
    No image


    ;
  39. 39
    + 54
    - 62


    Fine Arts

  40. 40
    + 15
    - 23
    No image


    Astronomy Sciences

  41. 41
    + 143
    - 235

    added by Jonathan Ogena
    Hotel & Restaurant Management

  42. 42
    + 18
    - 19
    No image

    added by BrennaChapman
    Communications

  43. 43
    + 13
    - 33

    added by obliviga

    ;
  44. 44
    + 16
    - 39

    added by zxray

    ;
  45. 45
    + 34
    - 12

    ranked low on reranks & added by looksharp
    Ancient Greek

  46. 46
    + 156
    - 380

    often listed & added by School Buddy
    When schools such as the University of Idaho cut their agriculture programs, you know times are tough for this degree. The state has more than 25,000 farms, for cow's sake, according to the most recent U.S. Department of

    ;
  47. 47
    + 9
    - 33


    ;
  48. 48
    + 11
    - 27


    ;
  49. 49
    + 144
    - 334


    Criminal Justice

  50. 50
    + 9
    - 33

    added by zxray
    Law

51 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >