We have nationally recognized faculty research and accreditations: ABET, ACS, and ATMAE.

We offer faculty-led student research and internship opportunities.

We created the state’s only bachelor’s degree programs in unmanned aircraft systems and agriculture systems management.

We learn by doing in modern facilities with industry-grade equipment.

We succeed in getting students into great jobs and graduate or professional schools.

Programs to put you ahead

Doing your dream job before landing your dream job

Experiential learning—just another way of saying learning through real-world experiences. At Southeast we believe education means more than classroom experience. That’s why, here, you’ll conduct experiments in the Arctic Circle, automate a manufacturing process, treat patients in Central America, work at a research farm, and learn in the exact type of facilities you’ll one day find yourself employed—all as part of your curriculum.

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Launching Extraordinary Careers

87% of our STEM graduates employed or in grad school one year after graduation.

10,000College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics alumni connections waiting globally.

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

550corporate partnerships offering jobs and internships.

RESEARCHopportunities in every STEM major.

Learning from Dedicated Faculty

Our STEM faculty are internationally recognized and sought after professionals in their field. Just as importantly, they are passionate about their field and are eager to share that excitement with you. They’re also great at teaching and want to make sure you succeed. That sounds like an ideal partnership to us.

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McGill Honored with Southeast’s 2018 PRIDE Award

Dr. Jim McGill, professor of chemistry and director of the Jane Stephens Honors Program at Southeast Missouri State University, will be honored with the 2018 PRIDE Award during the University’s Faculty Development Day at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 9 in the University Center Ballroom. McGill will be honored for exemplifying the teacher/scholar model. He was selected […]

Southeast Announces Winners of FIRST LEGO League ‘Into Orbit’ Challenge

Southeast Missouri State University hosted a FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics competition with a theme of “Into Orbit” on Dec. 8 with 14 teams of 4th to 8th graders from across the region participating. One aspect of the competition is a research project relating to the theme of problems faced by humans during long duration […]

Southeast Graduate to Pursue Biology Research at Washington University School of Medicine

For Zainab Iqbal, graduating from Southeast Missouri State University with her degree in biology and beginning a career in scientific research is the fulfillment of a life-long pursuit and dream. As a child, Iqbal accompanied her mother who was diagnosed with Diabetes to every doctor’s appointment, and she was fascinated by the people in white […]


Creating World Class Learning Spaces

We’ve spent millions of dollars creating modern classroom and laboratory spaces in Magill, Rhodes, Seabaugh, and Johnson plus the Center for Environmental Analysis, nano-bio lab, forensic chemistry lab, advanced manufacturing lab, and the mathematics learning centers-but we didn’t stop there. We also have a 252-acre research farm, greenhouses, the Kelso Wildlife Sanctuary, access to the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory and many more. All 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

From biotech to med schools at Harvard and NYU to businesses all over the globe, our alumni are solving problems, building systems, and exploring ideas to innovate the world of tomorrow. Find out more about what our alumni are doing and how you can be part of this strong network of thinkers, inventors and knowledge-seekers.

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/// From the dean

Welcome to the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics! Our primary mission is to educate students to take on the challenges of tomorrow for not only the students within our many high-quality programs, but also those who take our courses to support other programs. Whether you are with us a little or a lot, we hope to help you get critical skills for success in your personal and professional life!

The college offers degrees in STEM fields, including actuarial science, agribusiness, biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, medical technology, physics, and technology management to name a few. We also have secondary education programs in agriculture, biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics and pre-professional programs in areas such as engineering, medicine, and veterinary medicine. At the graduate level, the college offers master’s degrees in biology, chemistry, and mathematics education, environmental science, and technology management.

The college is committed to the concepts of student-centered education and experiential learning. This may take the form of undergraduate research, internships, capstone experiences, or in-class activities. Research and scholarly activity play an important role in our educational programs. Many students are given the opportunity to work with faculty on cutting-edge research, present their work at professional conferences, become co-authors of publications, and participate in professional organizations. These often allow students to learn more about their field and connect with others in the field.

Excellence in teaching and research, high quality service, outstanding students and successful alumni are hallmarks of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Come see how we can give you the tools for your success!

Dr. Brad Deken
Interim Dean, College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

(573) 651-2163

College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
One University Plaza, MS 6800
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701


(573) 651-2163

College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
One University Plaza, MS 6800
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701