Degree Programs You Haven't Considered Yet

While you're deciding on majors, maybe there are certain areas of study which you haven't yet considered. Some unusual degree programs discussed in this article include a Bachelor of Science in Paper Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in International Agriculture and Rural Development, among others.

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Some Unusual Degree Programs

People who look at a list of typical degree offerings and don't see anything that jumps out at them might fear they'll be stuck studying something they're not going to enjoy. But with a little extra digging, students might be able to find some unique degree programs that will satisfy their interests.

Bachelor of Science in Paper Engineering - Western Michigan University

Students enrolling in this degree program will have a chance to learn about pulp and paper manufacturing, printing processes, papermaking, fundamentals of paper physics, recycling, deinking, planet economics and stock preparation. There are a variety of fields students with this degree might be able to work in, such as nanotechnology, biopulping, biorefining, recycling and environmental applications. Graduates could also be able to work in paper mills or printing facilities.

Bachelor of Science in International Agriculture and Rural Development - Cornell University

This degree program gives students the chance to combine their interest in agriculture with their interest in doing something on a global scale. In addition to learning about the agricultural process, this program is designed to focus on 'rural development in developing countries'. After earning this degree, students might be able to work for a national or international group and even find employment in other countries.

Bachelor of Arts in Southern Studies - University of Mississippi

Students with a specific interest in the South can learn about its history and contributions through this degree program, which is offered through the University of Mississippi's Center for the Study of Southern Culture. This program includes classes in anthropology, art, English, history and political science.

Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering - Clemson University

While combining classroom learning with lab experiences, students have the chance to learn about thermodynamics, kinetics, mechanical behavior, chemistry, engineering, solid state materials and transport phenomena, among other topics. Students could select areas of concentration such as inorganic materials and polymeric materials.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Puppetry - University of Connecticut

Students who like puppets and performing might be interested in this degree program, which was created in 1964. Courses give students the opportunity to learn about costumes, lighting, voice and diction, acting, directing, puppetry, puppet production technique and marionette performance. Guest visits and field trips are also a part of this program.

Bachelor of Science in Plant Sciences - University of Rhode Island

This degree program, which offers three tracks in sustainable crop production, ornamental horticulture, and turfgrass management, teaches students about natural and social sciences through courses intended to focus on horticulture, biology, landscape architecture and plant science. Students also have the chance to get hands-on training. After earning this degree, students might be able to work on golf courses or park systems, in garden centers or as horticultural therapists.

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