You’ll gain hands-on real-world experience through research opportunities and internships, including opportunities at Cape’s two world-class hospitals and some of the nation’s leading healthcare facilities in St. Louis.
Outcomes & Careers
Successful Outcomes Rate
Students graduating with degrees from the Department of Biology report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation.
Family Medicine Physician
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a family medicine physician is $214,370.
General Internal Medicine Physician
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a general internal medicine physician is $210,960.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a surgeon is $251,650.
What You’ll Study
Because there is no pre-medical degree, you’ll select another area to complete your undergraduate degree. You’ll complete a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete this degree, including the general education requirements and at least 39 senior division hours.
Become a Redhawk.
Do more than dream about the future. Take the first steps to make it all happen.
Launching Extraordinary Careers
Southeast alumni have been accepted to some of the most competitive medical schools in the nation, including Harvard Medical, Vanderbilt, New York University, and the University of Missouri. Graduates have gone on to work at some of the country’s leading hospitals and in all fields of medicine. You may be getting the feeling we’re just a little bit proud, but read on and you’ll understand why!
“My most rewarding professional experience has been working with children who have cancer. Medicine is more than just doing your job. It is doing something small that has an impact on a personal level. I learned that it is more important to be significant than successful.” Nanci Burchell, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City
“I get to help people all day, every day, doing something I find fascinating.” Darren Allcock, SoutheastHEALTH
Getting the Job
Your education is just one piece to launching an extraordinary career. Once you’ve mastered the material, you still have to find the job you want, make the right connections, sell your knowledge and experience—and if all this is giving you anxiety, don’t panic. SEMO’s Career Services office is here to help you with the next step. They’ll provide the expertise and support you need, so you’re landing your dream job in no time.
Happening in Biology
The Will to Do