Going to college means beginning your life as a responsible adult, who is ready to spend a significant amount of effort and time to earn a degree. Not all college degrees require the same level of commitment and effort. What college you choose depends on your abilities and what you wish to do in life. For example, some people excel at writing, others at chemistry or others love complex math. We are all different, and we want different things in life. Although it's true that no college degree is easy to earn, there are some of them which require more work, determination, time and stamina. That is why many of these college degrees have a high drop-out percentage, but for those who can manage to take it to the end, the jobs they will manage to get their hands on will make it financially worthwhile.
So let's see which the top ten hardest college degrees.
(Surveying and Mapping Technicians)
24 study hours per week
Without an architecture of our own, we have no soul of our own civilization.
FRANK LLOYD WRI GHT
19 study hours
If you want to be a physicist, you must do three things— first, study mathematics, second, study more mathematics, and third, do the same.
(Biochemists and Biophysicists)
18.4 study hours
Life preys upon life. This is biology's most fundamental fact.
MARTIN H. FISCHER
(Computer User Support Specialists)
(Computer and Information Research Scientists)
18 study hours
Computer science education cannot make anybody an expert programmer any more than studying brushes and pigment can make somebody an expert painter.
ERIC S. RAYMOND
17.5 study hours
The humanities are despised because they are dangerous. They arm us with the intellectual weapons we need to fight the forces of ignorance and idiocracy, and to free ourselves from freedumb.
(Home Health Aides)
17 study hours
Advances in medicine and agriculture have saved vastly more lives than have been lost in all the wars in history.
15.7 study hours
Economics is everywhere, and understanding economics can help you make better decisions and lead a happier life.
(Law Teachers, Postsecondary)
15.8 study hours
Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER
(Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists)
14 study hours
Psychology is much bigger than just medicine, or fixing unhealthy things. It's about education, work, marriage - it's even about sports. What I want to do is see psychologists working to help people build strengths in all these domains.
Studying the human mind is as complex as it sounds. You have to learn how to detach yourself while you analyze the mind and study functions and mental behavior. Under the psychology major, a student will have to specialize in one or two sub-categories. Students applying for psychology need a GPA of 2.98 and a SAT score of 1,473 (Writing 489, Math 484 and Reading 500).
Even if you choose one of the hardest college degrees do not panic, if you see that at the beginning the amount of work and study will overwhelm you. If you are committed to your professional goals, you will manage to get the major that you want. You can also ask the help for college preparatory from high school counselors, college admissions counselors, personal tutors and/or mentors and department deans.