I don't have an English degree, I never studied literature in college. I skimmed my way through High School English with C'd and D's and even flunked first semester English my senior year. I had to take correspondence course to pass and graduate.
With great trepidation (in case my old English teachers find out where I live) I can proudly say that I never once read a single novel that was assigned to me for English class in High School. (I should go back and read them now though).
"But Tom," you say "how could you possibly have passed your classes if you didn't even read the books?"
And I'd respond "I got lucky."
I took some college classes for an IT degree (I'm currently employed as a Systems Engineer at a major IT firm.) But like in High School, college didn't appeal to me, I really did give it the "college" try but I never felt comfortable. See my bio post for more information.