There are a lot of unusual and interesting courses that offer students an opportunity to broaden their horizons. You can take classes on topics like social justice or the history of hip-hop music. You could choose from subjects like art, law, philosophy, or even archaeology. The point is that we all have different interests and there’s no reason not to explore them while still getting your degree. This post highlights 30 unusual courses for undergraduates.
College can be tough for people who don’t know what they want to do with their lives. If you’re struggling with figuring out which field would best suit your skills and you’re a college student, you might want to consider taking courses in topics outside of your major.
Below are some unusual courses for undergraduates you could look out for. Though most of them are self-explanatory, I would explain a few of them.
- Brewing and Distilling: also known as Viticulture and Oenology, this teaches the art of brewing the finest wines and alcohol in their finest form. I anticipate your practice sessions or assignments. Lol.
- Ethical Hacking: more like legal system hacking.
- Sexual Health Studies: this is definitely not a course I’ll be proud to tell my parents about.
- Floral designs: this would bring maximum heights of a sense of beauty and beautification I’m sure.
- Horology: won’t it be amazing to spend time studying time? Think about it!
- UAV Piloting and Drone Technology: this amazing course is becoming widely needed with the unending advancement in technology.
- Oceanography: studying the ocean seems like weird fun though.
- Photonics: this covers everything that has to do with light.
- Ecotechnology: if you are in any way concerned about global warming and our ozone layer, this is definitely a course for you.
- “The Science of Happiness” at the University of California, Berkeley
- “Contemporary Art and Architecture in Southern Europe” at Columbia University
- “Origins of Personhood” at the University of Virginia
- “Nursing Care for Children with Disabilities” at Boston College
- “History and Politics of China’s Economic Reforms since 1978” at Stanford University
- “Molecular Biology, Genomics, Genetics, Bioinformatics & Biotechnology,” a joint program offered by Princeton and Rutgers Universities
- Intro to Beekeeping
- The Art of Wine Tasting
- Biology of the Female Brain
- The Psychology of Eating Disorders
- Anthropology and Culture
- Culture, Society, and Change in Latin America and Beyond
- Understanding Food Systems
- Interdisciplinary Approaches to Social Justice in the United States
- Advanced Topics in Creative Writing
- Creative Arts and Conflict Resolution for Youth Leaders
- Medieval Mythology & Folklore for Modern Times
- World Music Appreciation
- Learn how to knit, crochet, or do needlepoint – you’ll never know when these skills will come in handy!
- Get an introduction to a new language from experts who speak it fluently.
This list of unusual courses for undergraduate students should be enough to get you thinking about the different ways that your university experience could look. When it comes to the world of academia, there are many different types of courses and schools that a student can attend. For this blog post, I’ve chosen thirty unusual undergraduate programs from around the globe. Let me know if you have any favorites and if you think I missed any, let me know in the comments below!