The Department of Political Science offers AB, MA and PhD degrees with specializations in American politics, law and courts, and political theory. Known for the quality of their research, the faculty have published in all major political science journals and with leading university presses, have consistently ranked among the most productive in the nation, and have authored several widely used texts. Department faculty have won every major teaching award offered by the University and several Lilly Teaching Fellowships.
The American Founding Group invited undergraduate students to submit papers for its first annual Undergraduate Paper Competition. The competition welcomed papers discussing any topic related to American Founding Era, including
On September 14, 2016, the Department of Political Science kicked off its 75th anniversary year with a reception at Nelson Mullins law firm in Atlantic Station overlooking the Atlanta skyline.