Ten Surprising Celebrity College Majors May 16, 2014 by Suada Kolovic Due to the stagnant economy, students are flocking to majors considered “safe” (economics, engineering and computer science) and steering clear of ones that develop creative thinking and imagination (the humanities). It makes sense: The objective after graduation is to obtain a lucrative career to pay for that prestigious college education and the best way to do that is to select a major where the potential for a generous return on your investment is high. Interestingly enough, that same thought process applied to some of our favorite A-listers way back when they were considering college majors! Don’t believe us? Check out some of the more surprisingly “safe” majors chosen by celebrities below: Matthew McConaughey College: University of Texas at Austin Major: Pre-Law Ashton Kutcher College: University of Iowa Major: Biochemical Engineering Cindy Crawford College: Northwestern University Major: Chemical Engineering Eva Longoria College: Texas A&M University at Kingsville Major: Kinesiology Lisa Kudrow College: Vassar College Major: Biology Jennifer Garner College: Denison University Major: Chemistry Jay Leno College: Emerson College Major: Speech Therapy Julia Roberts College: Georgia State University Major: Veterinary Studies Aziz Ansari College:New York University Major: Marketing Will Ferrell College: University of Southern California Major: Sports Information If you’re struggling with choosing a major, head over to Scholarships.com’s College Prep section for tips on things to consider before making a definite decision. And while you’re there, we invite you to do a free college scholarship search to find financial aid opportunities that are tailored to you! College is expensive, Scholarships.com is completely free. Pay for your college education with as much free college scholarship money as possible. By applying to all the awards you qualify for, you can be sure to not miss a single opportunity in paying for your college expenses - including tuition, fees, room and board. Get matched to college scholarships instantly and start applying today by conducting a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.