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New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University

2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog


Professor, Neil Harvey, Department Head

Professors Butler, Harvey; Associate Professor Medina; Assistant Professors Chand, Conner, Liang, Rosendorf; College Professor Seckler; Emeritus Professors Baker, Lapid, Taggart, Winn

phone:(575) 646-4936

website: http://deptofgov.nmsu.edu/

Government Course Descriptions

The study of government and political science blends the strengths of a liberal arts education while preparing students for a career in their field. Career opportunities can include positions in: federal, state, and local government; public administration and public service; and in public policy analysis.

The government major program calls for a thorough preparation in the study of government as described below with the opportunity for those interested in specific careers to concentrate in one of the subfields: American government and politics, public law, public administration and policy, comparative politics, political theory and international relations.

The department also offers a supplementary major in law and society, which is supportive of law-related careers.

A government minor program involving 18 credits of course work is also offered. A subfield minor or a general minor may be selected. In addition, the department participates in an interdisciplinary minor in Contemporary Social Studies.