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.
Southeast Missouri State University has been awarded a Silver Seal in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge for excellence in student voter engagement. Southeast was recognized during the 2019 ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony Nov. 12 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The ceremony honored colleges and universities committed to increasing college student voting rates. [...]
Southeast Missouri State University alumnus Matt McKnight is living his dream job as chief archaeologist at the Maryland Historical Trust in Baltimore, Maryland. A career in archaeology is what he knew he wanted to do since he was a kid, growing up in Flora, Illinois, and Kansas City, Missouri. McKnight’s family trips always included pit [...]
Award-winning poet Sara Henning will perform a public reading of her work on Monday, Nov. 11, at Southeast Missouri State University as part of the Dorothy and Wedel Nilsen Visiting Writers Series. The event, sponsored by the Southeast Missouri State University Press, is scheduled from 7-8 p.m. in the University Center Redhawks Room, and is [...]
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