Getting an education is important for anyone and everyone in our society. Having a degree can help you get the job you want in your area of study as well as help you get a higher paying job. Don’t worry about what you major in, many people get a degree in one subject then end up with a job in a completely different field. There are actually many celebrities that got a degree or went for a degree in a subject then went on to become actors.
One actor with a surprising major is Ashton Kutcher. Kutcher attended the University of Iowa with a major in biomedical engineering with the hopes to help find a cure for his brother’s heart problem. He enrolled in 1997 but then dropped out to pursue a career in modeling and acting.
Actor Tommy Lee Jones went to Harvard University and majored in English. While he was there he was roommates with John Lithgow and former Vice-President Al Gore. John Lithgow graduated in 1967 with a degree in history and literature. Former Vice-President Al Gore graduated in 1969 with a degree in government. Tommy Lee Jones also graduated in 1969, but with a degree in English.
Tim Allen is the next celebrity on our list. He originally enrolled to attend Central Michigan University but ended up transferring to Western Michigan University. Allen graduated from Western Michigan University in 1976 with a degree in communications specializing in radio and television production. The strange part was he also double minored in philosophy and design.
Basketball legend, Michael Jordan is the first athlete on our list. In 1981, Jordan received a basketball scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His major was not in athletics or anything like that; instead he majored in cultural geography. The famous basketball player actually dropped out a year before he was supposed to graduate and went to play for Chicago Bulls.
Lady Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge graces us by making our next slot on our list. Her Highness attended University of St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland, the same as Prince William. She graduated with a degree in the History of Art in 2005. Later on she became a celebrity by dating and marrying Prince William.
Natalie Portman has made quit a career for herself, but before her acting career she went to Harvard University. Her parents had met at Ohio State University, but she was born in Jerusalem, Israel. At the age of three, her family moved to the United States in 1984. Portman attended Harvard University with a major in psychology. The actress graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology.
Your options are endless when you go to college. There are so many different majors that pretty much anyone can find something that they are interested in. As said before, it is easier than ever to get an education. There are so many options for degree plans and colleges, many are even offered online. If you already have a full-time job and don’t think you could make it out to a physical class, you can always apply to an online college.