Our goal is to prepare students so that when they graduate, they are confident, competitive job applicants. In STEM fields, this type of learning is necessity. It’s the very definition of experiments and research.

Here, you won’t just follow along to a pre-determined outcome. You’ll pursue knowledge and the discover answers. This unique real-world learning opportunities and hands-on experiences will make you ready for your next step whether that’s grad school, medical school, or your career.


"“I’m studying Medical Laboratory Science, and SEMO did a great job preparing me for my clinical rotations, which I am currently undertaking at Mercy St. Louis. As a student I have already had many job offers, and I do feel like SEMO was one my keys to a successful future.”"

Chase Groshong

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World Class Learning

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    Acre Research Farm

    The David M. Barton Agriculture Research Center includes beef teaching and research unit for production and reproductive research. It also allows student crop science research with underground drainage irrigation, bioreactors, and retention basis. Students often participate in research and projects with the Missouri Department of Agriculture at the facility.

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    Labs & Learning Spaces

    From a microwave spectroscopy lab to the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory to the Center for Environmental Analysis, Southeast students have abundant opportunities to test their theories and apply their learning.

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    Largest Student-Run Greenhouse

    Students get lessons in both horticulture and entrepreneurship at the Hutson Greenhouse. It provides opportunities for both commercial plant production and retail sales and just happens to be the largest student run commercial greenhouse in the nation!

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    Professional Centers

    Southeast students gain professional experience at three centers providing consultant services. The Applied Statistics Center assists with data analysis, mixed linear models, experiments, and more. The Center for Environmental Analysis addresses contamination issues in groundwater, surface waters, soils, and air. The Technology Resource Center creates customized training opportunities for external industries.

Seabaugh Polytechnic Building 301
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 6800
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701