Studying in the Department of Chemistry and Physics will put you on your path: to research, to grad schools, to a career making great strides in fields where the world’s biggest solutions need the world’s greatest thinkers and researchers.

It also means you’ll have options. From forensic science to physics to biochemistry and beyond. You’ll find your path working alongside experienced faculty doing real research as an undergraduate. Meaning you’ll leave Southeast as a confident graduate with experience you can leverage for your next step.

Programs and Research

If you're curious to learn more about our world--not only what it is made of and how it works, but how to make it work for the environment we live in today, our academic programs are your answer.

Academic Programs

Rigorous coursework coupled with required undergraduate research or internship opportunities help you build your knowledge base and your resume. Another hallmark of our program? Dedicated faculty committee to scholarly research and your education.

Undergraduate Research

In the Department of Chemistry and Physics, we know you get the most out of your education when you’re doing. Through hands-on experiences like undergraduate research, you’ll apply what you’ve learned firsthand.


American Chemical Society (ACS)

  • American Chemical Society’s Approved Chemistry Program Seal
Rhodes Hall 306
Mailing Address

Department of Chemistry and Physics
One University Plaza, MS 6400
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701