Political leaders who chose this field of study

Majored Government/Political Science/International Relations/Public Administration:

President Barack Obama – BA political science & international relations

Vice President Joe Biden – BA political science & history

Former President Bill Clinton – BA foreign service; Rhodes scholarship in government

Former Vice Presidents Al Gore and Richard Cheney – BA political science

General David Petraeus – MPA & PhD international relations

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – BA political science

And 7 of the current cabinet secretaries:

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke – BA political science

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius – BA political science & MPA

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano – BS political science & Truman Scholar

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan – MPA

Interior Secretary Kenneth Salazar – BA political science

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis – BA political science & MPA

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton – BA political science