Jeb Bush did a little picking on psychology majors Saturday morning, arguing that more students should be considering college majors with better employment prospects.
"Universities ought to have skin in the game," the former Florida governor said at a South Carolina town hall with Sen. Tim Scott and Rep. Trey Gowdy. "When a student shows up, they ought to say 'Hey, that psych major deal, that philosophy major thing, that's great, it's important to have liberal arts … but realize, you're going to be working a Chick-fil-A.'"
Gowdy got in on the ribbing, invoking his son's situation.
"Governor, I am living what you just said. We have a son … a philosophy major … if any of you are going through the drive-through at Chick-fil-A, you can say hello to him," Gowdy remarked, to raucous audience laughter. "Not shockingly, he is in law school."
"The number one degree program for students in this country … is psychology," Bush said. "I don't think we should dictate majors. But I just don't think people are getting jobs as psych majors. We have huge shortages of electricians, welders, plumbers, information technologists, teachers."
In recent months, Bush's campaign has tried to reach out more to college voters. Bush is currently No. 6 in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings.