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You’ve got big plans for your future. Whether that’s in technology, agriculture, or science, we want to give you every opportunity for undergraduate research, internships, or practical experience at one of our learning facilities so that you’re prepared and competitive for what comes next.

Microbiology, Cell and Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Southeast faculty and students actively employ a variety of molecular techniques in research. Our curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking about microbiology, molecular biology, and genetics, along with a familiarity with the primary scientific literature in these fields. In classes and independent research you can learn skills in microbiology, immunobiology, gene cloning, sequencing and characterization, bioinformatics analysis, protein biochemistry, organismal physiology and this list goes on. Graduates from this program can go on to post-graduate study, or directly to employment in laboratory research careers. If you are looking for an academic home that will nurture you toward your goals and allow you to develop the skills you need to succeed, it's Southeast.

Education Resources for Teachers

If your future is in STEM Education, Southeast is perfect. The Conservation Campus at South County Park, in Cooperation with the Department of Conservation, provides Southeast Missouri State University students access to the resources and personnel at this facility. For pre-service teachers, there is a tremendous variety of conservation-related classroom material available.

The Southeast Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC), run by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education here at Southeast, offers workshops for teachers in the area. Pre-service teachers may attend at greatly reduced rates. It's a great way to get hands on experience applicable to the classroom.

Our students also work in the Edvolution Center, a technology and resource facility that is state-of-the-art for students, faculty, staff, and area teachers.

Student Internship Participants

Those outside of our University community are eager to help students learn through internships and many students go on to full-time employment through their internship experiences.

  • Alan Wire
  • American Railcar Industries
  • Arkansas State Crime Laboratory
  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Big Oak Tree State Park
  • Biokyowa
  • BIS Industrial Services
  • Black Hills, South Dakota
  • Boeing
  • Briggs & Stratton
  • Buzzi Unicem USA
  • Century Link Technology Solutions
  • Columbia Construction Corp
  • Disney World
  • Eli Lilly
  • Exxon Mobile
  • Fults Hill Prairie Nature Reserve
  • GeoEye, Inc
  • Good Humor - Breyers Ice Cream
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Honeywell FM&T
  • Illinois State Police Forensic Sciences Command
  • Jet Propulsion Lab
  • Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
  • Johnson Controls
  • Koehler Engineering and Land Surveying
  • Lighting Science Group Corporation
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Lockton Companies
  • Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa
  • MasterCard
  • MilliporeSigma
  • Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Missouri Department of Transportation
  • Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory Division
  • Monsanto
  • NASA
  • National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
  • National Information Solutions Cooperative
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • Open Rivers & Wetland Field Station
  • Pharmacia (currently part of Pfizer)
  • PPG Industries
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Raytheon
  • Robinson Construction
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department
  • Saltlick Nature Preserve, Illinois
  • Schaefer's Electrical Enclosures
  • Southeast Hospital
  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • St. Louis Zoo, Missouri
  • State Farm
  • Swedbank
  • TG Missouri
  • The Hartford
  • Trail of Tears State Park
  • United States Drug Enforcement Administration
  • US Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory
  • US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
  • Valspar Corporation
  • Visa
  • Walt Disney World
  • Whiterock Nature Preserve, Illinois
  • World Bird Sanctuary
  • Wright Patterson Air Force Base


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