We have nationally recognized faculty research and accreditations: ABET, ACS, and ATMAE.

We offer faculty-led student research and internship opportunities.

We created the state’s only bachelor’s degree programs in unmanned aircraft systems and agriculture systems management.

We learn by doing in modern facilities with industry-grade equipment.

We succeed in getting students into great jobs and graduate or professional schools.

Programs to put you ahead

Doing your dream job before landing your dream job

Experiential learning—just another way of saying learning through real-world experiences. At Southeast we believe education means more than classroom experience. That’s why, here, you’ll conduct experiments in the Arctic Circle, automate a manufacturing process, treat patients in Central America, work at a research farm, and learn in the exact type of facilities you’ll one day find yourself employed—all as part of your curriculum.

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Launching Extraordinary Careers

87% of our STEM graduates employed or in grad school one year after graduation.

10,000College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics alumni connections waiting globally.

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

550corporate partnerships offering jobs and internships.

RESEARCHopportunities in every STEM major.

Learning from Dedicated Faculty

Our STEM faculty are internationally recognized and sought after professionals in their field. Just as importantly, they are passionate about their field and are eager to share that excitement with you. They’re also great at teaching and want to make sure you succeed. That sounds like an ideal partnership to us.

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/// News & Events

Missouri Rice Field Day to Explore Innovations in Rice Production

The latest developments and new technology in rice production will be highlighted at the Missouri Rice Council’s (MRC) annual Rice Field Day Aug. 23 at the Missouri Rice Research Farm in Glennonville, Missouri. Anyone with an interest in rice production is invited to this free event. The farm is located about eight miles west of […]

It’s Back! New Gum Tree Planted at Southeast

A new black gum tree was planted atop Cardiac Hill at Southeast Missouri State University Aug. 3, beginning a new chapter in the life of the iconic gum tree. The new Nyssa sylvatica ‘Wildfire,’ which is native to this area, was planted at the intersection of Cheney Drive, North Pacific Street and Alta Vista Drive, […]

Southeast, Missouri Rice Council Exploring Potential for Shipping Missouri Rice to Egypt, Collaborative Research

Representatives of the Missouri Rice Research and Merchandising Council and Southeast Missouri State University recently traveled to Egypt to discuss the potential for shipping Missouri paddy rice to Egypt and collaborating on rice breeding and agronomic rice research with the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture. “Egypt is the gateway to Africa and the Middle East,” said […]


Creating World Class Learning Spaces

We’ve spent millions of dollars creating modern classroom and laboratory spaces in Magill, Rhodes, Seabaugh, and Johnson plus the Center for Environmental Analysis, nano-bio lab, forensic chemistry lab, advanced manufacturing lab, and the mathematics learning centers-but we didn’t stop there. We also have a 252-acre research farm, greenhouses, the Kelso Wildlife Sanctuary, access to the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory and many more. All 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

From biotech to med schools at Harvard and NYU to businesses all over the globe, our alumni are solving problems, building systems, and exploring ideas to innovate the world of tomorrow. Find out more about what our alumni are doing and how you can be part of this strong network of thinkers, inventors and knowledge-seekers.

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/// From the dean

Welcome to the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics! Our primary mission is to educate students to take on the challenges of tomorrow for not only the students within our many high-quality programs, but also those who take our courses to support other programs. Whether you are with us a little or a lot, we hope to help you get critical skills for success in your personal and professional life!

The college offers degrees in STEM fields, including actuarial science, agribusiness, biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, medical technology, physics, and technology management to name a few. We also have secondary education programs in agriculture, biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics and pre-professional programs in areas such as engineering, medicine, and veterinary medicine. At the graduate level, the college offers master’s degrees in biology, chemistry, and mathematics education, environmental science, and technology management.

The college is committed to the concepts of student-centered education and experiential learning. This may take the form of undergraduate research, internships, capstone experiences, or in-class activities. Research and scholarly activity play an important role in our educational programs. Many students are given the opportunity to work with faculty on cutting-edge research, present their work at professional conferences, become co-authors of publications, and participate in professional organizations. These often allow students to learn more about their field and connect with others in the field.

Excellence in teaching and research, high quality service, outstanding students and successful alumni are hallmarks of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Come see how we can give you the tools for your success!

Dr. Brad Deken
Interim Dean, College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

(573) 651-2163

College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
One University Plaza, MS 6800
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701


(573) 651-2163

College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
One University Plaza, MS 6800
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701