The undergraduate program in politics is one of the most popular at Catholic University. Students in the major can choose to focus on one of three sub-concentration fields — American government, political theory, or world politics. Many students also get hands-on experience in the world of politics through off-campus internships, including on Capitol Hill, in the executive branch, in government agencies, and in non-governmental organizations.

The department offers a pre-law track for majors interested in specializing in the study of law, and many students pursue a certificate in intelligence studies, offered as part of the intelligence studies programPolitics majors are encouraged to participate in study-abroad programs offered through the University, including the British Parliamentary Internship program. 

Politics students at Catholic University are expected and encouraged to take classes from a wide range of disciplines in order to achieve a solid foundation in the liberal arts. Graduates of the program find career success in fields such as government, foreign service, law, business and communications.