Hot Majors That Didn’t Used to Exist

Though traditional majors like business, nursing, and psychology are still the most popular (according to The Princeton Review) here are some cool majors of the new generation. Not surprisingly, most of them involve technology:

Social Media

Offered through Newberry College in South Carolina, a degree in social media exists as both a major and a minor.

New Media

This is a degree in the consumption of media through digital devices.


From Louisiana Tech University to the University of Wisconsin, these schools are offering a degree in the scientific study of small things like atoms and molecules.

Biomedical Engineering

This area of study combines—you guessed it—biology and engineering which applies engineering principles to biological or medical applications.


Robotics is the study of the design, operation, and build of robots. You can pick up one of these degrees at MIT or Worcester Polytechnic Institute!

Digital Forensics

Digital Forensics is using computer science and investigative procedures for legal purposes. Only a handful of schools in the country offer this degree.

For full list of majors, see Mashable.

Yvonne Chan

Yvonne Chan

Yvonne is a writer for Edtech Times who is most interested in technology's role in culture. When she is not combing the web for the latest in educational technology, she is reading classic literature or watching the game on TV. You may know her from Gradeable,, Emerson College, Busa Wine & Spirits, UMass Dartmouth, or Burlington High School.