Southeast Missouri State University

Welcome to the Department of Psychology's webpage.

Our department provides each student a winning combination of:

  • excellent student organizations and facilities
  • well-qualified faculty who care about your success
  • nurturing environment with small classes
  • state of the art computer laboratory
  • outstanding opportunities for internships and research with faculty

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology is consistently among the most popular degrees in the College of Liberal Arts at Southeast Missouri State University. Indeed, it is among the most sought after degrees in the University. The overall intent of the degree is to provide a common set of learning experiences for students wishing to pursue careers in such fields as public affairs and social services, education, business and management, sales, health professions, biological sciences and computing. The Bachelor of Science degree is also an excellent preparation for graduate work leading to careers in fields such as health psychology, forensic psychology, criminal justice, physical therapy, school psychology, law, medicine and many others.

Check us out. You will see why a recent Southeast graduate said, "This is a wonderful place to get an education, and I highly recommend it to anyone considering a degree in Psychology."

I look forward to seeing you!

Leslee Pollina, Chair


  • Student Research Selected for Exhibition at Psychology Conference

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 24, 2014– Three psychology students at Southeast Missouri State University have been selected to present research projects May 1-3 at the 2014 Midwestern Psychological Association conference in Chicago. Lucas Francis of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Noah Wolf and Destiny Brooks, both of Perryville, Mo., each spent the last few months working […]
  • Alumna Lynne Dozier Publishes Writing Manual

    Southeast Missouri State University alumna Lynne Dozier recently published her first full-length writing manual “The Writer’s Voice: 18 Lessons to Improve Writing.” “The Writer’s Voice” has lessons on the history of the English language, SAT and AP test-taking strategies, improving vocabulary, media literacy and the importance of reading, and evaluation in developing a writer’s style. […]