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  • The menace

    This Comedy definition is indeed the funniest. Well written list nonetheless. Most of the degrees are truly unusual.

  • Kay

    These are very interesting.

  • LS

    I don't see how Radiological science is an unusual degree and I can't believe that someone graduating from one of these programs would be considered a Radiologist, because a Radiologist is a doctor. They'd probably be a Radiological technician/technologist. Or a medical Radiographer.

    My boyfriend is an X-ray Technologist, he is certainly not considered a Radiologist.

    • Jadon

      LS, I beg to differ, I think you might be looking at the glass as being half-empty. Just because you've head of a Radiology degree before, and probably every one else has too, doesn't mean that it's not a remarkable degree. Remember the author's title, "Top ten remarkable and unusual degree." You're also not keeping in mind that the writer didn't say that having this degree would make you a Radiologist. He said becoming a master in the field would. This could mean anything from advanced training to earning a post graduate in a related field. On the other hand, even if your observations were perfectly accurate, why didn't you mention how great of a job was done with the other 9 categories.

      Sorry, but as a Writer who's produced several top-ten lists, I believe one should give credit where it is due. Look for the good in people, then try to help them eliminate the bad, not the other way around.

      • LS

        I never said it wasn't remarkable, I did say it wasn't unusual in the grand scheme of things, it is a fairly common job in hospitals in many places (maybe not the states?). Maybe I misunderstood the wording, but that's really the fault of the writer (hey it happens, no one is perfect). It would take another 4 + years to be able to become a Radiologist.

        I never said anything about the way the list was written. I enjoy this website immensely, and I don't generally comment unless I have something to say that isn't "oh that's cool" or something along those lines. Not all comments are praise, not all are critique.

        Also, you seem to be the one assuming that this was a negative comment. I was simply pointing out something that I know about a certain degree. Maybe you are the one "seeing the glass half-empty".

  • KC Hilaire


    I'm the author of this list and I must say that I'm contended with the feedback so far. LS, thanks for your words. Perhaps I should have sourced where I got my info from with respect to your qualms about one of the items on the list. I'll definitely take a note of this for future purposes. And Jadon, I appreciate your looking out for fellow writers. Truth is, all good Writers try to be perfect but fall a little short on near every occasion. It's the constant strive to mend those imperfections that molds us into who we are.

  • mike

    Hmmm… I have a degree in anthropology (archaeology track) and it is not "rarely acquired" anywhere.

    Most universities offer anthropology degrees, and those programs offer specialties in archaeology.

    • KC Hilaire

      lol. Maybe I should have named this list, "Top ten remarkable OR unusual degrees" because some people seem to be getting the idea that every one of the degrees on this list was meant to be unusual in the sense that it's extremely rare. Sure Archaeology isn't that unusual, but when compared to business and computer science degrees, it sure stands out in terms of rarity. There are quite a few other degrees that are much much rarer than a few I placed on this list, but they seem to go so out of their way to be rare that they end up being nearly utterly useless, hence "unremarkable". Still, I appreciate the feedback.

  • that is better then no degree isnt it

  • louise

    Em…just a point on the "archaeology" degree…what exactly would those 10,000 year old fossils that your archaeologists are digging up be?

    Archaeologists dig up material human remains. It would be paleontologists who dig up the fossils!!

  • I don't think that it wasnâ??t remarkable, a fairly common job in hospitals in many places……and i generally don't want to comment.. It is not such a useful information.

  • I don't think that it wasn�t remarkable, a fairly common job in hospitals in many places……and i generally don't want to comment.. It is not such a useful information.

  • indonesia

    #6. WTH, is it really that rare even in US?? it's one of the keys to open up various tech that are unimaginable nowadays

  • I was surprised to see a blacksmith on the list. I had no idea you could go to college for something like that.

    • taramarriee

      yep. 🙂 and glass blowing! i have a mate doing that at the moment.

  • Solent student

    Actually the Comedy Degree isn’t form Southampton Uni but Southampton SOLENT Uni,

    I’m from Solent and my university is completely different from Southampton Uni.

    Thanks to correct this mistake in advance

  • taramarriee

    Jobs in archaeology aren’t actually that common at all… in fact, the field is rather difficult to get into. I should know, I switched my career plan after I found out that there’s less and less dig sites going on every year. It’s not really an “unusual” career … it’s been going on for almost a century now.

  • matt

    I don’t see many of these being all that unusual.. Taxation is a fairly common degree, so is radiology technology, archaeology, oriental studies, and aromatherapy. Even nanotechnology is becoming fairly popular. Furthermore, it lists “radiology” which is a medical specialty and talks about a 2/4 year degree. Who ever wrote this, didn’t do much research. And RTR (or other certification in rad technology) don’t “read” the x-rays, that would be a radiologist. Even MD/DO’s send xrays (MRI, CT scans, PET, whatever) to a radiologist to read (although there are some rad tech’s that I would fully trust them to read). Also, it doesn’t require a masters in radiological science to implement therapy.