The department offers a B.A. in Political Science as well as optional undergraduate concentrations in International Affairs, Public Law, and Public Policy. The department sponsors minors in Political Science, Asian Studies, Foreign Service, Global and Local Social Justice, and Political Journalism.
On the graduate level, the department offers an M.A. in Political Science and Public Affairs, with concentrations in American Politics, International Affairs, Gender and Politics, Political Theory, and Public Policy and Administration. Students may also opt for a dual degree program with SLU's Law School.
Together with the department of Sociology and Anthropology, the department offers an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Public and Social Policy.