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Criminal Justice, Social Work and Sociology

The Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work and Sociology prepares you for these highly demanding fields at the forefront of public safety and social justice. We offer both bachelor's and master's degree programs to prepare you for work from law enforcement to the courts to corrections. Our accredited social work degree prepares students for a career working with individuals, families, and communities to better lives.

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    Bollinger Named Director of Southeast’s Law Enforcement Academy

    Bobby Bollinger has been named the director of Southeast Missouri State University’s Law Enforcement Academy (LEA). Bollinger is a 1993 graduate of the LEA, and holds a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice and law enforcement and a Master of Science in criminal justice administration both from Southeast. He most recently served as the LEA’s [...]

    Southeast’s Social Work Program Receives CSWE Reaccreditation

    Southeast Missouri State University’s social work program has been reaccredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The CSWE voted to continue accreditation of the program for eight years through February 2027. The reaccreditation completes a process that began in August 2018 and included a site visit in Feb. 26, 2020. During the reaccreditation process, [...]

    Southeast and Mineral Area College Strengthen Transfer Pathway for Students with Articulation Agreement

    With a focus on providing students a transparent and easy to navigate pathway, officials with Southeast Missouri State University and Mineral Area College (MAC) signed four articulation agreements that will assist in the seamless transfer of students from MAC to bachelor’s degree programs at Southeast. Dr. Carlos Vargas, president of Southeast, and Dr. Joseph Gilgour, [...]



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Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work and Sociology
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701