The unexpected college majors of some of your favorite celebrities

Before these stars were red-carpet regulars, they were ordinary college students who declared their majors and took prerequisite classes just like everyone else. Find out which celebrity shared your college major below.

Jon Hamm

The "Mad Men" star briefly worked as a middle school teacher after graduating.
The “Mad Men” star briefly worked as a middle school teacher after graduating.
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Decades before his character Don Draper enthralled fans, Hamm was an English major at the University of Missouri, even briefly teaching middle school after graduation.

Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian college graduate
The eldest Kardashian minored in Spanish at the University of Arizona.
The only one of the Kardashian sisters to earn a college degree, the reality star graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelors in Theatre Arts and a minor in Spanish. (Her brother Rob, also a college grad, is a proud holder of a 2009 degree from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.)

Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher college
Before heading to Hollywood, the actor considered going into the sciences.

Before he rose to fame playing the dumber than a box of rocks Kelso on “That 70s Show,” the sitcom star and producer was planning to studying biochemical engineering at the University of Iowa.

Kunal Nayyar

Kunal Nayyar
The Big Bang Theory’s Kunal Nayyar arrived as an international student from India in 1999.
“The Big Bang Theory” co-star studied business and finance at the University of Portland, arriving as an 18-year-old freshman from India in 1999.

Amy Schumer

Before she hit it big, Amy Schumer was a student at Towson University.
Before she hit it big, Amy Schumer was a student at Towson University.

The comedian and Comedy Central star majored in theater at Maryland’s Towson University, graduating in 2003.

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood college communication journalism
Before she was a red carpet regular, the country star was studying journalism.

A year after winning “American Idol,” Underwood graduated magna cum laudefrom Oklahoma’s Northeastern State University with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication with an emphasis in journalism in 2006.



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