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Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice

West Texas A&M
Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice

The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice is for students who want to examine important questions and significant issues facing contemporary society. We offer four majors that will meet your needs and career goals.

scales of justice
Commitment to Public Service

Dr. Ming Xie, Assistant Professor of Emergency Management, recently presented at the Refugee Services of Texas workshop on disaster preparedness.

Dr. Xie's research focuses on nonprofit and public management, organizational communication, civil society, intercultural communication, information technology, and emergency management. 

Are you interested in public service, community engagement, and improving the lives of others? Check out our programs below. 

Mig Xie TRS

Contacts

Dr. Laura N. Bell
Department Head
(806) 651-2515
Reed Welch, Ph.D.
Political Science Program Director
(806) 651-2433
Brandon Bang, Ph.D.
Criminal Justice Program Director
(806) 651-2595
Greg Ingham
Emergency Management Program Director
(806) 651-2518