Providing high quality, multi-perspective, and practical education that prepares students for ethical, professional, and intellectual leadership and life-long learning in a democratic society within an interdependent global community.

Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Government offers a variety of undergraduate degrees in international relations, political science, and urban and regional studies. Students will receive an enriching educational experience that prepares them for future careers and success.

Graduate Programs

The Department of Government offers a variety of urban and regional studies graduate degrees and certificates.

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Pre-Law

The Pre-Law program at Minnesota State Mankato is a pre-major, which means that it is done in conjunction with another academic major. Pre-majors do not have a set curriculum, although there are some courses that are recommended in preparing for law school.

Kessel Lectures

The Annual Kessel Lecture Series was established at Mankato State to commemorate Kessel's contribution to the intellectual and cultural life of the campus and community.

Model United Nations

The Model United Nations/International Relations club is a recognized student organization focuses on international policy and current events throughout the world.

Let's Talk Government Podcast

Join the Department of Government  and Department of Criminal Justice as they explore a variety of hot topics related to courses, programs and majors in the department.

Faculty and Staff

Learn more about Government Faculty and Staff

Contact Government

Contact Government with questions or for more information.