There was an interesting quote in a book I just finished reading. It went something like this,
“Physics majors see something and will ask, ‘why does that work.’ Engineering majors will ask, ‘why does that work?’ A psychology major will ask, ‘do you want fries with that?'” If you like, you could substitute the word “psychology” with just about any useless (or near useless) field of study and the quote should still work. It’s quite versatile that way.
If only I had a credit hour for every time I felt self-conscious about my major, I’d have a PhD in something useful by now.