What Are the Hardest Courses in College?


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All college courses are designed to be challenging, but some are more so than others, such as ones that require a ton of memorization or technical knowledge, long essays or that are simply covering a boring topic. Not all college courses that are tough for one student are as difficult for another.

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Difficult college courses require a lot more time and effort to understand and pass, but are worth the effort for students requiring them to reach their career goals.

  • Quantum mechanics/physics
  • While many students love watching "The Big Bang Theory" on TV, most are lost when it comes to finding the abstract aspects applied to numbers in this course.

  • Thermodynamics
  • This course requires a ton of memorization and an understanding of physic concepts, which makes it a difficult course for the average student.

  • Theory
  • The study of theory, whether it be scientific, political or any other topic is a tough course. Many students get lost in the vast array of topics and with large amount of course material to sit through, many students fail this course their first try.

  • English literature
  • Students who love to read and that can read fast, love this course while others find the large amount of reading requirements too challenging.

  • Economics
  • This course is a requirement for many business majors and even though the material is not that tough, some find it so boring that many students fall asleep.

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