PopSci’s Guide To The 30 Coolest College Classes in the Country

Here's where you can learn to blow stuff up, scale 150-foot trees, make toys and catch lightning--all for college credit
Learn to: Blow things up extremely well John B. Carnett

Why subject yourself to the dull buzz of fluorescent lights and endless data sets? Play with plastic explosives, dive with jellyfish, or make video games instead! These schools will make you wish class would never end.

Over the years, PopSci has pulled together annual lists of the coolest, funnest college labs, the places where we would like to have spent our youth tinkering, exploring, and learning. Here, we’ve collected the ultimate list of all the great labs we’ve ever covered.

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