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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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1,658 540
Peace and conflict studies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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1,378 587
William Shakespeare is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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1,193 601
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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1,077 308
Disruption is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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1,157 800
Fine art is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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1,133 767
Theater Arts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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1,281 870
Religious Studies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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995 914
English Literature is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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791 516
Cooperative Management is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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1,096 451
French food is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Useless College Majors

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882 816
Creative writing is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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1,090 464
Golf Management is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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635 219
One Laptop per Child is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Useless College Majors

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615 208
African American Studies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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648 536
Library Science is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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564 267
Renaissance Study is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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609 324
Art History is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Useless College Majors

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748 511
Fashion design is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Useless College Majors

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592 912
Anthropology is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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637 569
Winemaking is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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687 710
Interior design is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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554 531
Travel and Tourism is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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647 740
Film is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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460 377
Music Therapy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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403 272
Human Geography is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Useless College Majors

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648 1,338
Psychology is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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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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513 200
Ancient Greek is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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Fine Arts is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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428 446
Sociology is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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521 910
Social Work is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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228 31
Feminist Theory is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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611 802
Political Science is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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394 650
Horticulture is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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Journalism is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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493 680
Hospitality management is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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381 714
Archaeology is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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517 860
History is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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273 396
Geography is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Useless College Majors

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343 570
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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192 320
Astronomy Sciences is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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280 784
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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335 833
Criminal Justice is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
Criminal Justice

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115 118
International Studies is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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167 590
Law is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Useless College Majors
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145 430
Economy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Useless College Majors