Undergraduate Degrees Of The 2016 Presidential Candidates & Past Presidents?

Many students believe that if they want to have a career in politics, they should major in Political Science. Is that really the “must have” major if you are interested in becoming a politician? We looked at the colleges that the 2016 presidential candidates attended along with their undergraduate majors. We also included the colleges attended and the undergraduate degrees obtained by the past presidents of the United States for your reference.

1. Hillary Clinton – the nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States in the 2016 election

wellesley college

College Attended: Wellesley College

Undergraduate Major: Political Science

 

2. Donald Trump – the nominee of the Republican Party for President of the United States in the 2016 election
fordham university

University of Pennsylvania

 

College Attended: Fordham University, University of Pennsylvania

Undergraduate Major: Economics

 

3. Barack Obama

columbia university

College Attended: Columbia University

Undergraduate Major: Political Science

 

4. George W. Bush

yale university

College Attended: Yale University

Undergraduate Major: History

 

5. Bill Clinton

georgetown university
College Attended: Georgetown University

Undergraduate Major: Foreign Service

 

6. George H. W. Bush

yale university

College Attended: Yale University

Undergraduate Major: Economics

 

7. Ronald Reagan
eureka-college

College Attended: Eureka College

Undergraduate Major: Economics & Sociology

 

8. Jimmy Carter

georgia-southwestern-college

georgia tech

College Attended: Georgia Southwestern CollegeGeorgia Institute of Technology

Undergraduate Major: Studied Mathematics but never graduated. He later enrolled in the U.S. Naval Academy

 

9. Gerald Ford
university-of-michigan

College Attended: University of Michigan

Undergraduate Major: Economics

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