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Top 5 Awesomely-Weird College Majors

girl with horsesWhen you think of bachelor’s degrees, fields like business administration, criminal justice and psychology probably come to mind. However, when it’s finally time to pick your major, you don’t have to choose a popular one. Ever considered majoring in puppetry, or how about packaging?

Check out this list of unusual, but awesome, majors:

Equine studies: Horses can be more than just your hobby. Over 70 colleges, including Colorado State University, Rocky Mountain College and the Savannah College of Art and Design, offer this major. Classes include breeding, training, exercising, housing and grooming horses. Grads in this major often train for competitions or own their own stables. Read the rest of this entry »

Are High School Students Unprepared for College?

Here’s a recent article in the Denver Post that reports that about 30 percent of all incoming Colorado college students are unprepared for college and need remedial classes.

As someone who used to teach college in Colorado, I’m not the least bit surprised. I had plenty of terrific students when I taught at Colorado State University, and I had plenty of students that should not have been admitted.  Maybe even 30 percent.

It’s not just Colorado though.  According to the article, the 30 percent figure is around the national average.

As a former professor, I can’t even begin to tell you how frustrating this was for me. I had students in my junior and senior level classes who couldn’t write at anywhere close to college level. I taught difficult theoretical concepts in my classes, and I found myself tempted (and sometimes giving in) to dumbing things down. Read the rest of this entry »


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