Welcome to the handbook for the University Studies program. The University Studies program is the core educational program that Southeast Missouri State University requires all students to complete. University Studies courses are designed to help students achieve the high academic expectations of the university by providing the opportunity to develop the skills and dispositions that are characteristic of educated persons from a variety of academic disciplines. All courses in the program must meet nine University Studies Objectives regarding learning and integrating the knowledge necessary for success in college and beyond. Our University Studies program is nationally recognized as one of the best programs in the country. Descriptions of the University Studies courses are available below in order to help you learn more about the courses you may take to fulfill each requirement.