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List Rules 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.
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Gender studies is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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1,663 541
Peace and conflict studies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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1,382 587
William Shakespeare is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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1,196 603
Dance is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Useless College Majors

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Philosophy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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1,079 309
Disruption is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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1,159 801
Fine art is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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1,135 768
Theater Arts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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1,285 871
Religious Studies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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998 914
English Literature is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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791 517
Cooperative Management is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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1,099 451
French food is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Useless College Majors

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886 816
Creative writing is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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1,093 466
Golf Management is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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The Most Beautiful College Campuses

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639 219
One Laptop per Child is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Useless College Majors

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619 208
African American Studies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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649 539
Library Science is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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566 267
Renaissance Study is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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613 324
Art History is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Useless College Majors

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749 512
Fashion design is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Useless College Majors

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596 912
Anthropology is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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639 569
Winemaking is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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687 711
Interior design is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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554 532
Travel and Tourism is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
Travel and Tourism

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648 741
Film is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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460 378
Music Therapy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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405 273
Human Geography is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Useless College Majors

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650 1,338
Psychology is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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653 656
Photography is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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Music is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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514 200
Ancient Greek is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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394 302
Fine Arts is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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430 446
Sociology is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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522 912
Social Work is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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233 31
Feminist Theory is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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Political Science is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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396 650
Horticulture is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
School Buddy added Horticulture 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 ...

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Journalism is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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493 681
Hospitality management is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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382 714
Archaeology is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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518 862
History is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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Geography is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Useless College Majors

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Hotel & Restaurant Managem... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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Communications is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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194 321
Astronomy Sciences is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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281 786
Agriculture is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
School Buddy added Agriculture 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 ...

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336 835
Criminal Justice is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
Criminal Justice

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115 120
International Studies is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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167 593
Law is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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145 433
Economy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Useless College Majors