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It's Your Future. You Should Get to Design the Degree  

Pursue Your Passion

A degree in interdisciplinary studies from Southeast means you get to tailor what you study to match what you want to do in your career.

100% Flexible

It's 100% online, so you study on your schedule without ever having to come to campus. Plus, our same award-winning faculty who teach on campus teach online.

Skills That Matter

Employers say the skills most sought after are communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving--all things you can learn with an interdisciplinary studies degree. Those skills, coupled with the areas of focus you choose, mean you're a confident, competent job candidate.

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  • Customizable degree
  • 18+ areas to select from
  • Options in child development, economics, ESL, math, and more
  • Award-winning advising and coaching team
  • Year-round classes to reduce time to degree

We let our graduates do the talking...

"Southeast allowed me to create an interdisciplinary studies major with concentrations in graphic design and mass communications that provided the hybrid education I needed."Jessica Powell, '93, Interdisciplinary Studies, VP of Marketing & Brand Strategy at Bellagio

Our Alumni Go Places.

Business. Engineering and Technology. Mass Media. Psychology. Just a few of the options available to help you design your education for the career you want.

Below are just a few examples of the companies who hire graduates from the College of Humanities and Social Science at Southeast Missouri State.

  • Ameren
  • Ameri-Corp
  • Boeing
  • Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Fastenal
  • Guin, Mundorf LLC
  • Maritz
  • Missouri Botanical Gardens
  • Missouri Court of Appeals
  • Missouri History Museum
  • Missouri House of Representatives
  • Missouri Recovery Network
  • Missouri State Highway Patrol
  • National Transportation Safety Board
  • Nestle Purina
  • Redwood Logistics
  • Sherwin Williams
  • State of Missouri
  • St. Louis Art Museum
  • The Center for Youth and Family
  • United States Air Force
  • United States Department of Forestry
  • United States Department of State
  • United States Peace Corps
  • United States Secret Service

The interdiscplinary studies degree is customized to your interests, so you're career-ready for the job you want. You select two to four concentrations based on the fields you're interested in, so they can complement the skills you'll need. You'll gain college-level skills to be ready for a variety of careers or graduate schools.

  • Have less than 75 credit hours, create and submit an individual study plan with the help of our Online advising team.

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  • OS 200. Survey of Social Science.
    Survey of the origins, development, and practice of social science in the disciplines of history, political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology, and geography. (3).
  • SC 107. Oral Online Presentations.
    A course that adapts principles of effective public speaking to the online environment and evaluates students' application of those principles.. (3)
  • LI 211. World Literature I
    Survey of significant literary voices from throughout the globe. (3)

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  • "My teaching philosophy emphasizes the importance of applicability. Through lecture-based storytelling, small-group interaction, and online journaling and discussion forums, I emphasize and reinforce the notion that history matters."
    —Dr. Adam Criblez
    Associate Professor, Center for Regional History Director

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