The political science program teaches a broad, widely applicable skill-set that allows students to market themselves in a diverse range of career fields, graduate programs or law schools. Classes reflect the four traditional areas of political study: political theory, American political institutions, public policy, and international relations.
Law schools do not specify a particular major which students must complete as undergraduates. A number of majors at SVSU can serve as preparation for law school: Accounting, Communication, English, History, Management, and Political Science. A pre-law advisor works with students considering law school. SVSU also offers a one credit course, Exploring the Legal Profession, for anyone considering law school; and provides funding for select students to attend the annual Chicago Law School Forum sponsored by the Law School Admission Council.