Welcome to the Department of History at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Passion. Commitment. Opportunity.
In our department, you will find all of these, and more. Our small class sizes and award-winning faculty mean that you will receive the personal attention and warm community support that become the keys to future success. Our courses challenge you to think critically and introduce you to times and civilizations that will fire your imagination. Our commitment to your education extends beyond the classroom, and our students often gain real-world experience through internships and advanced projects even before they graduate. A history degree from Southeast will help you build a future you may never even have dreamed about — until now.
We offer several programs to enable you to reach your goals. Our B.A. in History prepares you for a range of careers, from archivist to business executive, broadcaster to editor, manager to consultant, lawyer to writer...the opportunities are endless. For those wishing to teach at the secondary level, we also offer a B.S. in Social Studies. We are especially proud of our undergraduate Historic Preservation program, one of only a few in the nation, and our B.S. in Historic Preservation will prepare you for a variety of dynamic careers. At the graduate level, we offer 18-hour certificates in Heritage Education and Historic Preservation, an M.A. in History, and an M.A. in Public History (where you can specialize in Historic Preservation or Heritage Education). Stay, browse, and explore the opportunities that we can offer you.
You are welcome here.