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 criminal justice, international relations, law enforcement, 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 gradaute degrees and certificates.

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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.

Public Administration

Public Administration provides students with the skills needed to success in public-sector management.

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.

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