ACU Political Science and Criminal Justice students engage in a variety of research programs, student organizations, volunteer projects, and internships that build their experience in areas of leadership, governance, and public service. Some of these include the following:
- Jack Pope Fellows Program – Named for former Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court, this program trains and awards scholarships to outstanding ACU students who intend to pursue careers in public service.
- International Justice Mission
- Habitat for Humanity