One of three such programs in Missouri, the Southeast Air Force ROTC has received the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award as one of the best ROTC units in the nation. The Department of Aerospace Studies offers prospective Air Force officers the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities to increase their leadership and management skills. Scholarships are available for qualified students. Graduates who successfully complete the program are commissioned in the Air Force.
- Aerospace Studies
The Department of Communication Disorders provides students with a broad-based theoretical foundation in communication disorders at the undergraduate level. This includes a contemporary curriculum in normal processes of human communication as well as evaluation, treatment, and research into human communication and its disorders. Active learning experience is provided through a strong clinical training component within the University Speech and Hearing Clinic.
The graduate program in speech-language pathology is accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Upon completion of the graduate program, students are eligible for state and national certification. A broad selection of career challenges is available for professional speech-language pathologists. Career opportunities exist in a variety of professional settings including medical centers, higher education, community-state-federal health services agencies, public schools and private practice.
Marcia Brown Haims, Martha J. Cook, Jane Edwards, Jayanti Ray, Joyce Renaud, Kevin Squibb
- Communication Disorders (B.S.)
Criminal Justice & Sociology
The Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology provides undergraduates in Criminal Justice with a core of courses central to the discipline of criminal justice. Students are also exposed to specialized courses as preparation for careers in law enforcement, corrections and security. The department serves more than 300 majors and a large number of students who enroll in criminal justice courses for elective credit.
The department has an internship program for criminal justice majors which provides students with an opportunity to observe professionals in their fields and with practical job experience. Students may continue course work at the graduate level by pursuing the criminal justice administration option of the Master of Science in Administration degree.
The Sociology Program offers both the bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees, as well as minors in sociology and criminology. Through elective sequences, sociology majors may choose an emphasis in such areas as criminology/deviant behavior, family and social research/applied sociology. Sociology is an accepted pre-law curriculum.
The department is recognized for its sponsorship of national and regional meetings and its scholarly activity.
Jeff Bruns, Andrew Fulkerson, Peter Hirschburg, Michelle Kilburn, Laura Krieger, Carol Veneziano, John Wade
- Criminal Justice (B.S.)
- Law Enforcement
- Security Management
- Sociology (B.A., B.S.)
Health, Human Performance & Recreation
The Department of Health, Human Performance,and Recreation offers a variety of programs that prepare professionals to make an impact on health throughout the lifespan. Programs address quality of life, teaching, recreation, coaching and sport issues. Course work in all majors includes experiential learning opportunities and culminates in a capstone internship experience or student teaching. Graduates work in a wide array of settings including schools, park and recreation departments, sports team organizations, youth agencies, sports medicine and rehabilitation centers, fitness and wellness facilities and hospitals. Departmental facilities and equipment include a well-equipped exercise physiology laboratory located in the Student Recreation Center, an Athletic Training Education laboratory, a Motor Developoment Laboratory, and a Bone Density laboratory. The Athletic Training Education Program and the Recreation Program are fully accredited.
Jeremy Barnes, Daniel Beard, Michael Church, Beth Easter, Beverly Evans, Thomas Holman, KT Kim, Mark Langenfeld, Roger Newton, Steve Nickell, Annette Slattery, Seido Sofo, Jason Wagganer, Susie Wehring.
- Athletic Training (B.S.)
- Health Management (B.S.)
- Physical Education (B.S.Ed.)
- Recreation (B.S.)
- Sport Management (B.S.)
Human Environmental Studies
The Department of Human Environmental Studies offers a wide array of accredited and certified programs that train professionals to meet the demands for the 21st century workforce at the associate, bachelor, and masters level. All programs include student involvement with model facilities.
The Child Development program provides students the choice to work in early childhood education settings or to work with the community, state or federal agencies. The associate of applied arts degree in child care and guidance was the first such program offered in Missouri and is a model throughout the state.
An Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics approved undergraduate program plus a post-baccalaureate internship in dietetics is offered by the department. After completing a post-graduate internship, graduates are eligible to take the registration examination for the registered dietitian credential.
The Hospitality Management major prepares students for employment in Missouri’s tourism industry. Internships are available through area hotels and restaurants. Close ties with industry are maintained through a student chapter of the Missouri Restaurant Association.
Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising students combine a marketing management background with their study to become professionals in the business world. The interior design program is in the process of accreditation by the National Kitchen and Bath Association.
The Family and Consumer Sciences Education degree meets the requirements of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Students completing this program have a broad-based educational background, in addition to the teaching certificate.
The Family Studies program is an accredited Certified Family Life Educator Program. This program provides students with the skills to work in human services careers, including occupations related to designing and providing individual and family services at local, state and national levels.
The Hoover Eldercare Center, a model day care program for the elderly, offers students experience in working with the elderly. The University School for Young Children, a preschool laboratory, provides diverse practicum experiences for students. Programs associated with the department include Workshop on Wheels, Stay at Home Program, Educare, Senior Fitness Program, Horizon Enrichment Center, Child Development Center at Sikeston, and APPLE Project.
Mary E. Ambery, Quantella Anderson-Noto, Michelle Brune, Lisa Essmyer, Tony Faber, Patricia Farrish, Marjorie Gardner, Sara Garner, Shelby Hicks, Billie Holshouser, Lee Ann Lambert, Anne Marietta, Lynn Moore, Carol Nesler, Sharo Shafaie, Robin Standridge, Sara Starbuck, Angie Stiegemeyer, Molly Timlin, Victor Wilburn.
- Hospitality Management (B.S.)
- Human Environmental Studies (B.S.)
- Family and Consumer Sciences Education (B.S.Ed.)
- Child Care and Guidance (A.A.)
- Child Development
- Family Economics & Management
- Family Studies
- Fashion Entrepreneurship
- Hospitality Management
- Interior Design
The Department of Nursing offers two nursing degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). The BSN is accredited by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The MSN is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). After passing the national examination, graduates of the generic BSN program are eligible to apply for licensure as registered professional nurses in all 50 states and the U.S. territories. Within the bachelor of science degree in nursing, there is a registered nurse to a bachelor of science degree in nursing (RN to BSN) completion track. The RN to BSN program is a 100% on-line program with arranged clinical experiences..
The focus of the master’s program is advanced specialty role implementation within an environment of knowledgeable caring. The MSN includes family nurse practitioner, adult health clinical nursing specialist and nurse educator options. For more information, see the Graduate Bulletin. Students are provided a variety of learning experiences in classrooms, laboratories and clinical facilities, and are actively involved in all aspects of health care delivery. As the department continues to develop and expand, faculty provide continuing education for the community, and are developing outreach programs for the service area.
Janet Adams, Cheryl Alberternst, Cheryl Essner, Linda Garner, Kathy Ham, Linda Heitman, Elaine Jackson, Brenda Johnson, Bobbi Morris-Palmer, Ellen O’Rourke, Desma Reno, Julie Sappington, Ann Sprengel, Lorrie Stinnett, Michelle Tanz, Janet Weber, Madonna Weiss, Terri Woods
The principle educational goal of the social work program is to prepare students for beginning generalist social work practice. The generalist curriculum is grounded in the cardinal social work values of human worth and dignity, social and economic justice, diversity and service. Students acquire the skills, knowledge and ethics necessary for entry-level social work practice or the pursuit of a graduate degree in the field. The final semester is spent in field practicum actually working with clients. The Social Work program at Southeast Missouri State University is fully accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.
Michael D. Parker
Dhira Crunkilton, Gerri Goldman, Priscilla Hornby, Jocelyn Martin, Kathie Miller, Tiffany Parker, Jack Stokes
- Social Work (B.S.)