Advising for Spring 2018 classes here
To help you plan which courses to take each semester, the Department of Government has a “degree map” which you should consult and use when meeting with your adviser. See the two-year course rotation (effective August 2016) to see when classes will be offered.
The mission of the Department of Government is to produce and impart knowledge and skills necessary for understanding political issues and participating in public affairs.
To meet this mission, the Department of Government offers an undergraduate major in Government, a Law & Society supplemental major, a Master of Arts in Government and a Master of Public Administration, in addition to minors and a number of joint degree opportunities at the graduate and undergraduate level.
The faculty combines a deep commitment to teaching at all levels with a passion for scholarship and public service.
Areas of Specialization
- Native American Politics
- Education Policy
- Diplomacy and Soft Power
- Political Economy
- Democracy and Participation
- Migration and Borders
- Latin America
- International Relations
- National Security
2017 Migration Crisis Service-Learning Study-Abroad Blog
This interdisciplinary, service-learning study-abroad course examines the current migration crisis in Europe, which has fundamentally affected and transformed the European continent. In particular, Germany has emerged as the political core of the crisis. This interdisciplinary study-abroad trip to southern Germany/Munich engaged students with the immediate social complexity of the integration of migrants in Germany.
Upcoming Events & Announcements
The Department of Government is offering a Mini-semester course in Fall 2017.
GOVT 331.M30/548.M30: Public Sector Leadership See flyer here
2017: NMSU team earns top awards at national Model U.N. competition See full story here
Govt & Econ grad selected for Fulbright student award to South Korea. See full story here
2016: Model UN team wins big at New York conference. See story here.
NMSU Honors student Sarah Casson (BA Government and Spanish, 2013) on her Fulbright US Student Program Award. Read more about this achievement here.
Rylee Stenberg, an undergraduate senior in Government and Law & Society, has been featured by the national Women in Politics: College Edition program of MSNBC. Read more about this achievement here.
2015: Model UN team wins the top award again!!!
Video of the NMSU Model UN team in New York, April 2015, click here.
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See recent news and past events here
Last Updated: Oct. 4, 2017