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Feel like your degree is useless? Here are all the celebs with pointless uni degrees

I’m sure Cole Sprouse is really glad he studied geographical information systems and satellite imaging


Do you ever feel like your degree is just a massive waste of time and you want to sack it off to just try and become famous? Well, a lot of your fave celebrities actually went to uni before they became famous. Or after too, Emma Watson is literally at The University of Oxford right now after all.

Now, a lot of them studied acting or music, depending on what they’re famous for because, you know, that’s obviously helpful for their careers. But some genuinely have some of the most pointless degrees I’ve ever heard of. Like seriously, what is geographical information systems and satellite imaging?

Now don’t get me wrong, most of these aren’t pointless because they’re not good degrees, I am literally sitting here writing this with an English degree. But, they’re just pointless because the celeb doesn’t actually use it in their everyday life now they’re famous.

So here’s a rundown of all the celebs with the most pointless uni degrees:

Cole Sprouse – Geographical information systems and satellite imaging

So Suite Life of Zack and Cody and (reluctantly) Riverdale star Cole Sprouse did Archaeology but more specifically geographical information systems and satellite imaging at New York University. That’s got to be one of the most long winded degree titles I’ve ever heard. His brother Dylan Sprouse did video game design at the same uni.

Kourtney Kardashian – Theatre and Spanish

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Whereas her sisters decided to go straight from school into just being a full-time celebs, Kourtney Kardashian has a degree in Theatre and Spanish from The University of Arizona.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson – Criminology

Obviously, everyone knows that Dwayne Johnson was one of the best pro-wrestlers in the world before he became an actor, but he also has a degree in criminology from The University of Miami. Can’t say that comes in useful for wrestling or acting but good for him I guess.

Chris Martin – Ancient World Studies

Chris Martin – Ancient World Studies

Ashton Kutcher – Biochemical Engineering

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He’s obviously recently been involved in loads of controversy, but in 1996 before he was famous, Ashton Kutcher studied biochemical engineering at The University of Iowa.

Rebel Wilson – Law

Actress Rebel Wilson is actually a real-life Elle Woods because she has a law degree from The University of South Wales.

“A lot of people look at me and think I’m stupid,” she said in 2016. “But no, I graduated from a school that’s kind of like the Harvard of Australia.” Queen.

Miranda Cosgrove – Psychology

Nah imagine going to uni with iCarly. Miranda Cosgrove, probably best known for being a child actor on iCarly, went to The University of Southern California and studied psychology.

Tom Hiddleston – Classics

Marvel actor Tom Hiddleston probably has one of the most Tory educations going. He moved to boarding school when he was seven, then went to Eton at aged-13 and then studied classics at The University of Cambridge.

Natalie Portman – Psychology

In the past, actress Natalie Portman said: “I’d rather be smart than a movie star” but it turns out she’s both. She went to Harvard and studied psychology and actually skipped the premier of Star Wars: Phantom Menace because she was studying for her exams.

Lisa Kudrow – Biology

Celebs pointless degrees

Before she started acting in Friends, Lisa Kudrow got a degree in Biology from Vassar College in New York. She intended to become an expert on headaches like her dad. After graduating, she worked for her dad for eight years before she began acting professionally.

Rowan Atkinson – Masters in Electrical Engineering

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Not Mr Bean with the engineering degree! Rowan Atkinson did his undergrad at Newcastle in electrical engineering before doing a masters at Oxford. Apparently Mr Bean was actually developed whilst he was studying at Oxford.

Will Ferrell – Sports Information

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In 1990, Will Ferrell graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Sports Information. Not gonna lie, I could not tell you what sports information entails in the slightest.

In 2017, he joked: “Yes, you heard me, sports information. A program so difficult, so arduous, that they discontinued it eight years after I left. Those of us with sports information degrees are an elite group. We’re like the Navy SEALs of USC graduates. There are very few of us, and there was a high dropout rate.”

Lionel Richie – Economics

Celebs pointless degrees

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Finally, singer Lionel Richie has a degree in economics which I’m sure really comes in handy as a singer. He graduated from Tuskegree University in 1974.

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