They say, college is the best time of your life. We’re partial to that theory, too, but our passion is making sure what comes after college meets your expectations. You’re pursuing a career, and we want to help you achieve that dream. It’s why we feel like talking about the successful outcomes of our graduates is just as important as telling you about what you’ll learn in your classes. Plus, we have a lot to share!

Success by the numbers

  • 96%

    Successful Outcomes Rate

    Nearly 96% of our humanities and social sciences graduates are employed or furthering their education six months after graduating.

  • 550

    Corporate Partnerships

    Southeast partners with business, industry, and government to get our students the experiences that round out their education make them career ready.

  • 9,500

    Alumni Connections

    What do the FBI, the New York Yankees and the Pentagon have in common? They hire our grads. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences boasts more than 9,500 alumni nationwide waiting to network and connect.

Communication Studies & Modern Languages Stories

Talent Scout New York Yankees 

Major: Corporate Communication 

Graduated in 2005 

Graduate Student of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University 

Majors: Global Studies, Political Science and Foreign Languages 

Graduated in 2017 

Marketing & Communications Manager For Downtown STL, Inc. 

Majors: Corporate Communications, Minored in Integrated Marketing 

Graduated in 2015 & 2017 

Resides in St. Louis, MO 

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Criminal Justice, Social Work, & Sociology Stories

Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice 

Major: Criminal Justice 

Graduated in 2007 

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Parole Officer with the Department of Corrections 

Major: Criminal Justice - Corrections 

Graduated in 2017 

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Admissions Counselor at St. Louis Job Corps 

Majors: Social Work 

Graduated in 2012 

Resides in Florissant, MO

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Software Configuration Engineer at General Dynamics 

Majors: Criminal Justice 

Graduated in 2011

Resides in Alexandria, VA 

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English Stories

English Graduate Teacher at the Ministry of Education of United Arab Emirates 

Major: English: Writing  

Graduated in 2016

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Librarian in the West Plains R-7 District 

Major: Master of Arts in English 

Resides in West Plains, MO 

History & Anthropology Stories

Former Teacher and Social Worker, Now Retired 

Majors: History and Social Science 

Graduated in 1960 

Resides in Westfield, MA

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Political Science, Philosophy, & Religion Stories

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney at United States Attorney's Office 

Majors: Political Science and History

Graduated in 2011 

Resides in Fenton, MO 

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Field Representative at United States Senate

Major: Political Science

Graduated in 2022

Resides in St. Louis, MO

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General Education Stories

Life Coach, Self Employed 

Major: General Studies  

Graduated in 2010 

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Vice President of Marketing & Brand Strategy at Bellagio 

Majors: Interdisciplinary Studies with concentration in Mass Communications and Graphic Design 

Graduated in 1993 

Resides in Las Vegas, NV 

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General Dentist 

Majors: Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics 

Graduated in 1979 

Resides in Webster Groves, MO 

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Ophthalmologist at Iowa Eye Center 

Majors: Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Biology, Chemistry, and Music 

Graduated in 2003 

Resides in Cedar Rapids, IA 

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