National debate champs for three consecutive years.
Only university in the nation to participate in week-long CSIS program.
100% of our philosophy grads are accepted to graduate or law school.
Our undergrad Historic Preservation program is one of only nine in the nation.
Study Abroad programs every semester on three continents!
Experiential learning. Those are fancy words for getting real world experience. At Southeast, we believe education means more than classroom experience. That's why, here, you’ll discuss policy at a D.C. think-tank, conduct an archaeological excavation, edit a literary journal, work at the state or federal capitol, or intern at one of 40+ federal, state or local law enforcement agencies all as part of your curriculum.
93%of our Humanities & Social Sciences graduates employed or in grad school one year after graduation.
88%of our grads say their courses gave them the skills/knowledge required in their field.
9,500College of Humanities & Social Sciences alumni connections waiting nationwide.
550corporate partnerships offering jobs and internships.
250career counseling sessions offered to students in the college last year.
Like to question, debate, have a natural curiosity? You’ve met your match. Our professors challenge, push, drive you to be your best. That sounds like a pretty great partnership to us.
The Honorable Lisa P. Page of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, will speak at Southeast Missouri State University Sept. 16, commemorating Constitution Day. Page, a Southeast graduate, will discuss the decision in Hazelwood v. Kuhlemeir, a freedom of the press case that arose when student journalists were told by their principal that stories [...]
Southeast Missouri State University will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15-Oct. 15 with a variety of events and activities commemorating Hispanic heritage and culture. To mark this year’s celebration, the “Brindando Educacion con Acceso,” or Believing Everyone Can Achieve (BECA) Hispanic/Latino Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Dr. Debbie Lee-DiStefano, Southeast [...]
The Riddle Distinguished History Lecture and the Department of History and Anthropology at Southeast Missouri State University are co-sponsoring a symposium Sept. 21 titled “Celebrating 200 Years of Methodism on the Western Frontier.” The symposium is being held in conjunction with the commemoration of Old McKendree Chapel in Jackson, Missouri, which is celebrating its bicentennial. [...]
From 17th century buildings in need of restoration to a university press to the law enforcement academy, you’ll be learning at facilities designed to prepare you for the professional world.
Here’s the bottom line for your bottom line: Southeast is one of the top 2 institutions in Missouri in accreditations, and it’s in the top 5 of the lowest cost universities in the state! That means you can be assured you’re getting a quality education at an affordable price. Plus, we award $20 million in academic scholarships and 1,500 endowed scholarships each year to further help you with the cost of your degree. College can be challenging, we’re working to make paying for it easier.
Welcome to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. We comprise five academic departments covering 16 distinct subject areas ranging from anthropology to social work. All of our programs share some things in common. They instill core skills necessary for any graduate to find success after college and to function as responsible citizens: critical and analytical thinking, effective written and spoken communication, appreciation for cultural diversity, understanding of history and politics, and the ability to work with others. Time and again, these skill sets are what employers say they value. Google it.
Before we get you hired though, let’s talk about your time in the college. It can be filled with study abroad opportunities, competitions, valuable experiential learning opportunities, and faculty who do what they do because they want to teach you. Their path is to help you find yours.
Please explore our site and discover our programs. If you’d like more information or just want to talk about your educational possibilities, don’t hesitate to contact us. There’s much more we’re excited to share with you about the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
- Dr. Hamner Hill
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701