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Did you read the  title right?

Useless College Majors?

Yeah, that’s correct.

There is a recent report by  National Association of Colleges and Employers’ (NACE) 2012 Job Outlook study, which surveyed almost 1,000 employers on their future hiring plans.

Based on percentage of employers who are planning to hire, college degrees that are useless was calculated.

Same report listed following degree as most useful

We recently saw one more article on 5 Hardest Jobs Openings to Fill in 2012

As you can see Computer programers are in demand and several folks get 4 to 5 job offers even before graduation.

But, there are college degrees that will not have similar demand in near future.

Read the pages below to see 5 College Majors That Are Useless

Useless Degree #1 – Agriculture

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  • Number of Students Awarded Degree in 2008-2009: 24,988
  • Typical coursework: Crops, plant diseases, animal husbandry, basic veterinary science
  • Total Number of Agricultural Managers in 2008: 1,234,000
  • Projected Change in Number of Jobs 2008-2018: -64,600
  • Percent Change: -5

Useless Degree #2 – Fashion Design

 

  • Number of Students Awarded Degree in 2008-2009: 89,140
  • Typical coursework: Fashion history, sewing, tailoring, color, design, pattern making
  • Total Number of Fashion Designers in 2008: 22,700
  • Projected Change in Number of Jobs 2008-2018: +200
  • Percent Change: +1

Useless Degree #3 – Theater

  • Number of Students Awarded Degree in 2008-2009: 89,140
  • Typical coursework: Theater, acting, directing, design, playwriting, communications, dramatic literature
  • Total Number of Actors/Producers/Directors in 2008: 155,100
  • Projected Change in Number of Jobs 2008-2018: +16,900
  • Percent Change: +11

Useless Degree #4 – Animal Science

 

  • Number of Students Awarded Degree in 2008-2009: 80,756
  • Typical coursework: Animal breeding, reproductive physiology, nutrition, meat and muscle biology
  • Total Number of Animal Scientists in 2008: 3,700
  • Projected Change in Number of Jobs 2008-2018: +500
  • Percent Change: +13

Useless Degree #5 – Horticulture

  • Number of Students Awarded Degree in 2008-2009: 24,988
  • Typical coursework: Crops, plant diseases, agricultural business and economics, crop and fruit science
  • Total Number of Farmers and Ranchers in 2008: 985,900
  • Projected Change in Number of Jobs 2008-2018: -79,200
  • Percent Change: -8
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