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 combine a deep commitment to teaching at all levels with a passion for scholarship and public service.
Areas of Specialization
- Interest Groups and Nonprofit advocacy
- Immigration policy
- Public/Nonprofit Management
- Mexico and US-Mexico border
- Comparative Politics
- Latin America
- International Relations
- National Security
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, 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.
March 14, 2015, 7.00 pm Film: Who is Dayani Cristal? – with speaker Robin Reineke (University of Arizona): More information about the event here.
For more information on upcoming events click here.
Department of Government – Social Justice Award – deadline February 20 – apply here
Lecture on Students of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico – Feb 25 – for more information follow the link
Starting March 11: Online Mini-semester class: Govt 331/527 Diversity in Public Administration – see here
The 11th annual J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium will be held at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts this week on Tuesday evening (March 17) and all day Wednesday (March 18). This year’s theme is Justice for Migrant Children and Youth. Please see all the details about the program and the speakers at the website: http://artsci.nmsu.edu/en/j-paul-taylor-symposium