Southeast Missouri State University is located at the head of the Mississippi River Delta. Located just one mile from the Mississippi River, the University can offer a unique setting for aquatic studies. Upland, our students work with conservation personnel to study and maintain Missouri natural resources. Downstream, our faculty and students collaborate with the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory for study and research on marine environments. The Shawnee National Forest, the most northern Bald Cypress swamp, lies just across the Mississippi. Whether you are interested in aquatic wildlife (plants, inverterbrates, or animals), marine animal behavior, or limestone cave life left by ancient water systems, Southeast is the place to study!