For all those rising sophomores struggling to find a major, consider drawing inspiration from Jordan H. Goldklang.
He majored in magic.
A recent graduate of Indiana University, Goldklang earned his magic degree by taking "classes in subjects like psychology and theatre arts,” and practicing with cards “anytime [he] was not actively doing something." He also performed for faculty.
Upon graduation, Goldklang hopes to open a bar with his brother or continue performing magic.
Indiana University’s individualized-major program made Goldklang's unique pursuit possible.
A similar option, called the "independent concentration program," is also available at Princeton. According to the Office of the Registrar, any student with "academic interests that cannot be adequately served by existing concentrations" may apply.
So never despair, rising sophomores. Who knows? Princeton may allow you to major in magic.
By Hae Bin Kim, staff writer