The School of Humanities, Economics and Law is a school of liberal arts in Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU). There are in it three departments: Department of Economics, Department of Law, and Department of Public Administration. The MPA Education Center of NPU and the Ideological and Political Theory Teaching and Research Section of NPU also are located in the school.
The school has 79 faculty members, among whom 64 are teachers, including 15 professors, 31 associate professors, one members of the National Teaching Steering Committee, one NPU Aoxiang scholar, one Aoxiang distinguished teacher and 11 Ph. D candidate supervisors. The cultural celebrities such as Chen Zhongshi, Zhao Jiping and Wang Meng and the well-known specialists such as Chen Yijian, Zheng Yongting and Zhang Yaocan are appointed as adjunct professors of the school.
The school has one PhD degree-awarding discipline, 17 Master degree-awarding disciplines and four undergraduate programs. At present there are more than 700 Ph. D candidates, Master degree students or undergraduate students.
The school has a commercial and governmental affairs laboratory, a judicial expertise laboratory, a moot court, a Chinese book reference room, the Shaanxi Province Deng Xiaoping theory reference room for universities and colleges.
The school undertakes the building-up of the Philosophy and Social Sciences Base of the West China National Defense Industrial Development and Research Center under the Project 985 of the Ministry of Education. It also takes on research projects assigned by the Social Science Foundation of China, the Natural Science Foundation of China, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and so on. The course “An Introduction to the Mao Zedong Thought and the Theory of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics” is appraised as a provincial top-quality course.