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College of Humanities and Social Sciences


National debate champs for three consecutive years.

Only university in the nation to participate in week-long CSIS program.

100% of our philosophy grads are accepted to graduate or law school.

Our undergrad Historic Preservation program is one of only nine in the nation.

Study Abroad programs every semester on three continents!

Programs to put you ahead


Doing your dream job before landing your dream job



Experiential learning. Those are fancy words for getting real world experience. At Southeast, we believe education means more than classroom experience. That's why, here, you’ll discuss policy at a D.C. think-tank, conduct an archaeological excavation, edit a literary journal, work at the state or federal capitol, or intern at one of 40+ federal, state or local law enforcement agencies all as part of your curriculum.



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Launching Extraordinary Careers


 
93%of our Humanities & Social Sciences graduates employed or in grad school one year after graduation.

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88%of our grads say their courses gave them the skills/knowledge required in their field.

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9,500College of Humanities & Social Sciences alumni connections waiting nationwide.

NEARLY
550corporate partnerships offering jobs and internships.


250career counseling sessions offered to students in the college last year.

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

Learning from Industry Leaders



Like to question, debate, have a natural curiosity? You’ve met your match. Our professors challenge, push, drive you to be your best. That sounds like a pretty great partnership to us.



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Four Southeast Students Selected for 2020 Federal Justice Fellowship

Four Southeast Missouri State University students have been selected as fellows for the 2020 Federal Justice Fellowship with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The fellows are Raven Cole of Afton, Missouri; Katherine Carter of St. Charles, Missouri; Antonio Barner of St. Louis, Missouri; and Drew Beussink of Cape Girardeau, [...]


Southeast Students Collaborate to Preserve 100-Year-Old Cape Girardeau Building

This spring semester, Southeast Missouri State University students collaborated to help preserve and determine the future of a 100-year-old building in Cape Girardeau. The one-story, brick building, located at 101 William St. in downtown Cape Girardeau, was built in 1916 and served as a warehouse. It’s currently owned by Bill Cole of Cape Girardeau, and [...]


Southeast Political Science Graduate Aspires to Advocate for Others Through Democracy

For Southeast Missouri State University student Erika Bone, the reasons to attend Southeast were plentiful. “There are so many reasons why I chose Southeast,” says the Jacksonville, Illinois, native. “To start, the campus and Cape Girardeau as a whole are beautiful. The campus is kept up to date, and the grounds are well maintained.” Bone, [...]



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Creating World Class Learning Spaces



From 17th century buildings in need of restoration to a university press to the law enforcement academy, you’ll be learning at facilities designed to prepare you for the professional world.



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Financing your Education

Here’s the bottom line for your bottom line: Southeast is one of the top 2 institutions in Missouri in accreditations, and it’s in the top 5 of the lowest cost universities in the state! That means you can be assured you’re getting a quality education at an affordable price. Plus, we award $20 million in academic scholarships and 1,500 endowed scholarships each year to further help you with the cost of your degree. College can be challenging, we’re working to make paying for it easier.


Forging a Network



What do the FBI, the New York Yankees and the Pentagon have in common? They hire our grads. Find out more about what our alumni are doing and see what you could do!



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/// From the dean

Welcome to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. We comprise five academic departments covering 16 distinct subject areas ranging from anthropology to social work. All of our programs share some things in common. They instill core skills necessary for any graduate to find success after college and to function as responsible citizens: critical and analytical thinking, effective written and spoken communication, appreciation for cultural diversity, understanding of history and politics, and the ability to work with others. Time and again, these skill sets are what employers say they value. Google it.

Before we get you hired though, let’s talk about your time in the college. It can be filled with study abroad opportunities, competitions, valuable experiential learning opportunities, and faculty who do what they do because they want to teach you. Their path is to help you find yours.

Please explore our site and discover our programs. If you’d like more information or just want to talk about your educational possibilities, don’t hesitate to contact us. There’s much more we’re excited to share with you about the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

- Dr. Hamner Hill


(573) 651-2154
hhill@semo.edu
Memorial 208A

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701




Contact

(573) 651-2154
hhill@semo.edu
Memorial 208A

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701