Discover 11 Hot College Majors That Lead to Jobs
Looking for an academic direction with terrific growth potential? Some traditional fields are newly hot at the bachelor's level; in other cases, enterprising colleges are creating new majors in emerging fields. Here are some hot majors you might want to consider.
- Biomedical engineering
- Forensic science
- Computer game design
- Data science
- Business analytics - While closely related to data science, business analytics is primarily a business major, says Kenneth Gilbert, head of the department of statistics, operations, and management science at the University of Tennessee, which launched a degree program in 2010. Courses include computer software, math, statistics, and communication skills.
Rutgers Business School introduced a business analytics and information technology major for undergrads in 2011. The University of Iowa offers a BBA in business analytics and information systems, while Old Dominion University features a major in business administration/business analytics.
- Petroleum engineering
- Public health
Excerpted from the U.S. News "Best Colleges 2014" guidebook, which features in-depth articles, rankings, and data.
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