15 Celebrities with Surprising College Degrees
By Angela Strohbeck
It’s your last semester of college and you find a sudden urge to pursue a career in entertainment. Before you go on and switch your major from Neuroscience to Drama check out this list of celebrities whose degrees may surprise you!
1. Actor James Franco earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from UCLA and Master’s of Fine Arts from Columbia University. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English at Yale University.
2. Actress Maggie Gyllenhall earned a Bachelor’s degree in Eastern Religions from Columbia Univeristy.
3. Actor Steve Carell earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from Denison University.
4. Sacha Baron Cohen earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from Cambridge University
5. Comedian Will Ferrell earned a Bachelor’s in Sports Broadcasting from USC.
6. Greg Graffin, singer of the band Bad Religion, double-majored in Anthropology and Geology at UCLA. He then went on to earn both a Master’s and Ph.D. from Cornell University.
7. Actor Rowan Atkinson, better known as Mr. Bean, earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Oxford University.
8. Eva Longoria earned a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University at Kingsville.
9. Actress Mayim Bialik triple-majored in Hebrew, Jewish Studies, and Neuroscience from UCLA.
10. David Macklovitch, a musician in the band Chromeo, earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in French literature. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate and teaches at Columbia University when his band is not on tour.
11. Former Friends star Lisa Kudrow earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology from Vassar College.
13. Actress Rashida Jones, known for her roles on Parks & Rec and The Office, studied religion and philosophy at Harvard University.
14. Courtney Cox, star of the show Cougartown, earned a Bachelor’s degree in interior design and architecture from Mount Vernon College for Women in Washington D.C.
15. Country music superstar, Kenny Chesney, earned a Bachelor’s degree in advertising from Eastern Tennessee State University.
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