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General Education Program

The General Education Program

Southeast Missouri State University’s general education program provides a well-rounded learning experience for undergraduate students by offering a range of courses across these areas:

  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (students take 3-4 courses)
  • Communication (students take 3-4 courses)
  • Natural and Mathematical Sciences (students take 3-4 courses)
  • Humanities and Fine Arts (students take 3-4 courses)
  • Freshman Seminar “Connecting with Southeast” course—UI100 (required for most students)

Meeting the General Education Requirements

To complete the requirements for our General Education Program, students must earn at least 42 credits in the appropriate categories. At Southeast, we provide extensive advising support and other resources to help students take the right numbers of courses in the right categories. It is our goal to ensure students explore topics that interest them without taking more credits than are required for General Education.

Compliance with CORE 42 Requirements for Transfer Students

The General Education Program at Southeast provides abundant courses for transfer students that align with the CORE 42 curriculum for the state of Missouri. These courses are guaranteed to transfer to any two-year or four-year public institution for higher education in Missouri. These courses are noted on the program worksheet with this logo.
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Students, download the General Education Program Worksheet here.

*If you are a new or transfer student, please talk to your advisor about the General Education program requirements.


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General Education Program
One University Plaza, MS 3400
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701