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The Best Education Schools in the U.S.

school bussesTeaching is one of the most important, yet underrated, professions on the planet. Without teachers, you can’t have students, many of whom become inspired to touch the lives of other students like their teachers did for them. For those interested in becoming a teacher, it is important to have a good background degree.

The demand for teachers is high, because unlike other current job markets effected by the economy, there are always students that need to be taught. Not only are teachers needed for public schools at the elementary, middle and high school level, but at the college level, as well. Read the rest of this entry »

The Best Mathematics Schools in the U.S.

student in classCollege degrees are important and picking a major that you enjoy studying will help ensure you enjoy the career that hopefully results from that degree. For those who enjoy math, a bachelor’s degree in mathematics is a great, yet often overlooked, major. Math degrees can set the stage for a number of careers including an actuary, an applied mathematician, a pure mathematician, a statistician or a school math teacher. Those who have a way with numbers, work well independently and love problem solving could find a very fulfilling career in any one of these positions.

Despite the pictures you probably have in your head right now, a math degree doesn’t automatically limit you to solving math equations with paper and a pencil. Math degrees are useful in computer and information systems, health, the business industry or even operations research. The use of data and numbers makes it possible to apply your mathematics degree to many different career options. Like any degree, students that graduate from the best schools will find that they have an edge in their specific job market. Read the rest of this entry »

Best Zoology Schools in the U.S.

zoologyCollege students that love animals and haven’t figured out their major field of study yet might consider majoring in zoology. While studying to become a veterinarian will allow you to work with sick and hurt animals, zoology allows you to observe and study animals in their own habitat to learn more about how they fit into the world as a whole, and what we can do to save and preserve each species. Zoology focuses on the study of animals, but other subjects covered include how animals relate to each other, anatomy, genetics, behavior, biology, can covers a wide variety of species including vertebrates and invertebrates.

Whether you’re looking for an associate’s degree or are perusing a doctorate degree, all are available within the field of zoology. Depending on your area of specialization, there are a variety of jobs that you can get with a bachelor of science in zoology degree including working in a medical lab, hospital, agricultural department, environmental agency, zoo and many others. Some of the core classes that are studied include animal psychology, chemistry, calculus, statistics and physics. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Weird College Degrees

Many students in liberal arts programs have encountered some very specialized and unusual majors. But dedicating your entire college degree to a strange subject is something different. We’ve rounded up some of the strangest college degrees out there–in case you were feeling limited by more traditional degree offerings.diploma

1. Tracking UFOs

In 2008, the University of Melbourne, Australia awarded Martin Plowman with a PhD in UFOlogy. He studied at the School of Culture and Communication, where he examined the history and cultural implications of UFO sightings around the globe. When asked if he thought UFOs really exist, Dr. Plowman said he was open-minded. “When a person tells me they have seen something in the sky that they can’t explain I tend to believe them,’’ he added. Niagra County Community College in New York is considering implementing a UFO major at its school. Read the rest of this entry »

Major in UFO Studies Too Out There?

Can you imagine going to college to pursue a degree in UFO studies? Sounds a little out there (like far outer space, out there), right? Well, maybe it is something that will be happening here on planet Earth pretty soon.ufo-studies

Philip Haseley is an anthropology professor at Niagara County Community College in New York. Haseley feels that UFO sightings are such a common occurrence that the subject should be a field of study.

“(A sighting) happens to millions of people (around the world),” he said. “It’s about time we looked into this as a worthy area of study. It’s important that the whole subject be brought out in the open and investigated.” Read the rest of this entry »

How to Choose a College, Part One

college campusGuest blogger Vivian Kerr has been teaching and tutoring standardized tests since 2005. She has taught throughout the greater Los Angeles area and is a proud member of the Grockit team. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern California and has studied abroad in London.

Applying to college can be a daunting process, but it is also an incredibly exciting time.

Attending university is an experience that will shape the rest of your life so it’s important to put some serious thought and consideration into your application choices.

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Declaring a Recession-Proof Major

young professionalAfter choosing a college, choosing a major will be one of the most important decisions you make in your college career. For some students, the decision is simple – they’ve wanted to be a vet or an attorney their entire lives. For other students, it’s a little more calculated, taking into consideration their interests, strengths and where there will be demand for jobs upon graduation. It’s to those people that this article is speaking to.

The economy is fairly cyclical, and for students graduating in this current economic climate, or entering college, their college major selection is more important than ever.

Some of the careers or industries that seem to be protected from the financial downturn are worth considering as a college major: Read the rest of this entry »

Surprising College Majors of Celebrities

Some of the most celebrated entertainment icons of our time know the value of a good education. A select few Hollywood stars are in MENSA, and many have pursued higher educations at some of the country’s most prestigious institutions. It might be a knee-jerk reaction to think they all studied arts, drama or theater, but you would be sorely mistaken. Take a look at these celebrities who had no idea they were bound for Hollywood or professional sports when they selected their majors.gene simmons

Eva Longoria Parker – Maybe her studies will come in handy if husband Tony Parker has an injury. Eva pursued a degree in kinesiology at Texas A&M at Kingsville.

Maggie Gyllenhaal – The roles she has chosen in Hollywood don’t seem like a stretch from her deep-thinking studies of literature and East religions at Columbia.

Mira Sorvino – We’ve yet to see this Academy Award winning actress have a need for her fluency in Mandarin Chinese, a part of her degree in Asian studies at Harvard.

Gene Simmons – Can you imagine the front-man of Kiss teaching your elementary school class? Well, for some children, it was a reality, after he graduated with a degree in education from Richmond College. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Choose a College Major

myusearchToday’s guest blog comes from Jillianne Hamilton, a journalism student in Charlottetown, PE, Canada and a student blogger for, an unbiased college matchmaking site that helps students find a college.

Choosing a major is often times more important than choosing a college. Thankfully, it comes a little later in the process. But when the time comes to choose, it sometimes can be difficult to decide which path to take. Here are some tips to help you along the way.

1. You, your strengths, your goals. Imagine yourself (or who you’d like to be) in ten years. Where do you see yourself? Are you the type to be happy living on a modest income? Consider your passions and interests and what feels “right” to you. Be realistic. Read the rest of this entry »

Sustainability Degrees Mean Green Careers for College Students

It’s a growing trend amongst college students – sustainability degrees. As the environment continues to be a pressing concern for all generations, Generations Y and Z are in a prime position to make their career paths greener than most. green degrees

With an increase in popularity of “green collar” jobs, colleges and universities are broadening their degree offerings to include those that focus on sustainability – including MBAs in sustainable business practices and technical training.

Demand for graduates from these degree programs continues to grow as interest in studying sustainability grows. It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved – the universities, the students, and the businesses. Read the rest of this entry »


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