05/03/2012 08:52 am ET Updated May 03, 2012

Celebrity College Majors

On Saturday, retired NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal will receive a doctoral degree in education from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla.

Shaq spent four years working towards his Ed.D. and will finish with a solid 3.8 GPA. He presented his doctoral dissertation, titled "How Leaders Utilize Humor or Seriousness in Leadership Roles," two weeks ago.

"This is for my mother, who always stressed the importance of education," O'Neal said in a news release from the university. "I am proud to have achieved a doctoral degree and wish to thank my professors and Barry University for helping make this dream a reality."

As an undergrad, Shaq Diesel majored in general studies at Louisiana State University.

Are you curious what other celebrities majored in when they were in college?

We've got a list of what 45 other celebs studied for you right here:

The College Majors Of 45 Celebrities