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!

Programs to put you ahead


Doing your dream job before landing your dream job



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.



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Launching Extraordinary Careers


 
93%of our Humanities & Social Sciences graduates employed or in grad school one year after graduation.

MORE THAN
88%of our grads say their courses gave them the skills/knowledge required in their field.

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9,500College of Humanities & Social Sciences alumni connections waiting nationwide.

NEARLY
550corporate partnerships offering jobs and internships.


250career counseling sessions offered to students in the college last year.

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

Learning from Industry Leaders



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.



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/// News & Events

Bequest to Establish Two New Southeast Endowed Scholarships

A $120,000 bequest from the estate of the late Dr. F. Gregory Dickey has paved the way for the establishment of two new endowed scholarships through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. The two new scholarships, each funded at $30,000, are the Tom Doherty Endowed Scholarship and the J.C. Brandt Endowed Scholarship. Both will be awarded […]

Raschke Receives Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Debrah Raschke, professor of English at Southeast Missouri State University, recently was awarded the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. “I am so honored to receive this award. In advising students, whether on prospective careers, graduate theses, or even a paper they are writing, I repeatedly tell students that they should follow their passion, […]

Southeast Student Following Her Passion at Saint Louis Zoo

Southeast Missouri State University student Emma Ahern of Webster Groves, Missouri, has learned there’s no monkeying around this summer at the Saint Louis Zoo. Ahern has learned there’s lots of hard work behind the scenes of a place that she’s long had a passion to visit. A senior double major in global cultures and languages, […]


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Creating World Class Learning Spaces



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.



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Financing your Education

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.


Forging a Network



What do the FBI, the New York Yankees and the Pentagon have in common? They hire our grads. Find out more about what our alumni are doing and see what you could do!



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/// From the dean

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


(573) 651-2154
hhill@semo.edu
Memorial 208A

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701




Contact

(573) 651-2154
hhill@semo.edu
Memorial 208A

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701