You could also include cultural and women’s studies in this category, but no matter the labels or areas of focus, it’s a useless degree. Sure, it’s a fascinating subject area, and your child will no doubt learn much about how humans interact based on things beyond on our control. But when they're done with college, what will they do?
Teach! As with many useless degrees, the most common path is to teach someone else that useless knowledge. But to be a gender studies professor making just over $70,000 a year, you likely need a doctorate degree, according to Zippia. That means your child will be in school forever, racking up more and more student loan debt — or, let’s be honest, chipping away at your retirement savings. No African safari for you and your partner to look forward to, but at least your child will have a keen understanding of the wage gap.
According to this report, ethnic studies majors can expect a median mid-career salary of $60,000, while 57.1 percent of them will be underemployed.