Getting a higher learning degree is no easy path. Any degree field requires hours of studying and a complete focus. An ‘easy’ degree choice is a common misconception. What might be easier for one may be difficult for another. Every individual carries strengths and weaknesses in different subject matters. If we were to pick some easy degree fields, perhaps one of these would fall in line. Before we declare the easy major lists, let us put the disclaimer out that no college major is easy, but we think it is fun to think about it. And now that we have used the word ‘easy’ 7 times, the 10 easiest college majors counting down are:
10. General Psychology
For many students, psychology is the middle line between easy and hard. It is an impressive field in human behaviors, sounds intriguing when you say ‘psychology’, and just simple enough to have it wiggle onto our top ten list. While some psych majors sit around and practice their ‘abnormal psychology’ class on their family, others are busy making a diagnosis on themselves. It is a fun field of study and not as quite as intense as say, learning how to hack a computer or challenge theories by Stephen Hawking.
Research has indicated that students entering college with the lowest average of SAT scores were education majors. And they graduate with the highest GPA’s. Sort of like going through grade school twice, minus the eating of glue or cool lunchboxes. However, naps are encouraged.
8. English Literature
If you love to read, you will enjoy this degree path, because it ‘literally’ is reading and discussing and, reading and discussing— that is what you do with English Literature. Add a few electives like a ‘ceramics and clay’ art class or a Pilate’s class, and surely, you are welcome to join the new bohemian -intellectual study groups. Be sure to show up with your own version of hummus.
7. Communication Studies
Communication majors learn – well, to communicate. They learn the grand gestures of public speaking, and do it with the airs of a presidential candidate. This means a lot of speech writing and presentation. The classes are easy as many are about, you guessed it—communications.
6. Sports Management
A knowledge of sports, or is it a pure love of sports? Either way, anything in sports becomes some students ‘ideal’ college experience. Who knew college could be so fun? For this field, ideal candidates must be good at solid decision making and exhibit good people skills; uniforms are optional. Just like reverting back to the high school days with classes on the human body and physical education. Skipping will not be tolerated.
5. Theater Arts/ Arts
Talent and experience are not required for self-expression majors. If there is an actress or artist in you screaming to get out, then these two degree areas are ready for your audition. Your tests will be creating a piece of art or bellowing out a controversial version of Shakespeare. Applaud yourself for such a high GPA. Getting on stage or using a spinning wheel in ceramics can be so overwhelming.
4. Liberal Studies
Sounds fascinating and oh so important doesn’t it? Most don’t even know what Liberal Studies means or includes. Think of it as being Henry David Thoreau. You can wander through nature and wonder about ethics or philosophical kind of things. Your brain is a valuable resource in pondering. Some classes even allow you to argue your moral righteousness and give you a great grade for having convictions.
3. Creative Writing
If you were one of those kids who bored your parents with drawn out stories of strange proportions, then creative writing wants you. Also, if you cannot hack chemistry or calculus, creative writing wants you. What a way to work it, by getting a good grade for something you already do—reading. Don’t miss the poetry class; you will believe you should be published by the end of the school year.
2. Religious Studies
This is basically a history major with a spiritual makeover. There is a lot of reading. There are long lectures. There might not even be a solid career path for this major, no one knows for sure. In fact, tell someone you are majoring in religious studies and expect a very long stare. There are just no words. College does offer something for everybody; with this as a minor it could be nice for say, politics?
1. Women’s’ Studies
If you are a woman, this as a major is a euphoric journey into the self. What a better way to spend four years then wrapped in your own sweet cultural paradigm. If you are a man with this major, then shake hands with Mel Gibson from “What women want”; in fact, you most likely find your future wife in the class called “Interpreting bodies and pleasures.”