15 Prolific Politicians' College Majors (And Yes, Hillary's Is Exactly What You'd Imagine)

In case you missed it, the college education — of lack thereof — of a couple of probably-definitely 2016 presidential candidates has caused a firestorm of late. First off, whether Scott Walker was qualified for the job since he never finished his degree (spoiler: yes). And then, the revelation that Rand Paul repeatedly misleading everybody about having a bachelor's degree. (Spoiler: he doesn't.)

"What's your major?" is one of the first questions students are asked. It defined what you studied for four whole years, and can indicate what you'll be doing for the rest of your life. So, what are some of the college degrees politicians have graduated with?

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Jeb Bush

The former Florida governor and member of the Bush clan graduated with a degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. He also speaks fluent Spanish.

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Rand Paul

Recently, Paul found himself in hot water over the revelation that he lied about having a bachelor’s degree. That said, he does hold a medical degree from the prestigious Duke University.

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Hillary Clinton

While she was studying political science at Wellesley College, Clinton was also president of the College Republicans. She later earned a degree at Yale Law School.

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Chris Christie

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Sarah Palin

Despite having a degree in journalism, Palin did not fair well in many disastrous campaign interviews on the 2008 campaign trail.

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Joe Biden

Biden had serious plagiarism scandal while he attended Syracuse Law School, though he claims the infamous incident was an accident.

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Mike Huckabee

The former Arkansas governor and FOX News host received a degree in religion from Ouachita Baptist University; he later worked for a TV evangelist after graduation.

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George Bush

The former president attended Yale University and graduated with a degree in history. As a student Bush played rugby and before taking command of the Oval Office, he was the president of a fraternity.

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Rick Santorum

Santorum is a pretty educated guy — he holds three degrees: a bachelor’s in political science, a master’s in business administration, and a law degree. That’s a lot of time in school.

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Elizabeth Warren

The first member of her family to graduate college, the Massachusetts senator received a law degree from Rutgers University.

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Bill Clinton

Clinton first got his taste for Washington D.C. while he majored in International Studies at Georgetown University. He later won the Rhodes Scholarship where he studied government at Oxford University.

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Bobby Jindal

Jindal graduated with a double major in biology and public policy from Brown University. Just like Bill Clinton, he received the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University.

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Barack Obama

Our current commander-in-chief attended two Ivy League universities, first graduating with a degree in political science from Columbia University. He then received a degree from Harvard Law School where he served as the editor of the Harvard Law Review.

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John Kerry

Just like his 2004 rival George Bush, Kerry also attended Yale University where he studied political science. Records indicate that Kerry’s overall GPA (then based out of 100) was 76, while Bush’s was one point higher.

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Ted Cruz

Cruz studied public policy at Princeton University and later a J.D. at Harvard Law School. His interest in political theory frightened his freshman year roommate Craig Mazin, who told the Daily Beast that Cruz “had a book in Spanish and the title was Was Karl Marx a Satanist? And I thought, who is this person?”

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