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Ranked: The most difficult majors in America

Engineers do not mess around


Architecture, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry are the most difficult majors in the nation, according to new research.

STEM-majors appear as far more difficult than arts-related majors in this toughness ranking – Business, Marketing and Public Relations come out as the easiest degrees out there.

Based on extensive data analysis, we have found Architecture is the most difficult major. On average those studying it work the most hours during the week, pull the most all nighters, have the highest GPA, nap the least and are stressed out more than any other degree.

Our in-house data expert Matt Pencer explains our methodology: "Through a weighted-analysis of thousands of self-reported results from surveys conducted by NSSE and The Tab, we have worked out which majors are the most difficult. The Tab used data on the number of hours students spend studying, all-nighters pulled, hours napped, GPA, and how often students said they feel stressed to compile a ranking of 55 majors."

See where your major ranks below – each degree is given a place in the table depending on how they fared in our difficulty index.

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