The department offers a major and minor in political science, and a major in law and American civilization. The program of courses in political science aims to promote understanding of the nature of political relationships.
The Department of Political Science also offers a combined major with the Department of Economics, the Department of Mass Communication, the Department of Communication Studies, and with the Department of Geography and Environmental Planning. The combined major prepares students for advanced study and provides the foundation for careers in public administration, law, public relations, business and research, and urban and regional planning.
Students contemplating law school after graduation can get advice through the department's prelaw advising program.