Undergraduate Bulletin / 2021-2022 / Volume 144, Number 1, August 1, 2021

  • August 23 – December 17
  • Classes Begin – August 23
  • Labor Day - no classes – September 6
  • Fall Break – October 6 (close of classes) – October 11 (7 a.m.)
  • Thanksgiving Recess - November 23 (close of classes) – November 29 (7 a.m.)
  • Final Exams - December 13-17
  • Commencement - December 18

  • Wintersession - December 20, 2021 – January 14, 2022
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday (no classes) - January 17
  • January 18 – May 13 (Regular Semester)
  • Classes Begin - January 18
  • Spring Break – March 11 (close of classes) - March 21 (7 a.m.)
  • Easter Recess – April 14 (close of classes) – April 18 (7 a.m.)
  • Final Exams – May 9-13
  • Commencement - May 14

  • First 4-Week Session – May 17 - June 10
  • First 6-Week Session – May 17 – June 24
  • 12-Week Session – May 17 – August 5
  • 8-Week Session – June 14 - August 5
  • Second 4-Week Session – June 14 – July 8
  • Second 6-Week Session – June 28 – August 5
  • Third 4-week Session – July 12 – August 5

The University maintains its teaching, public service, and operational activities in accordance with established schedules. Suspension of classes and/or campus operations is avoided whenever possible. Students, faculty, and staff are urged to use discretion and judgment when travel conditions are hazardous. If a state of emergency is declared for the entire community, the University will follow stated emergency procedures. 

Course Information

Courses numbered 000-099 are classified as developmental courses (unless a lab section which corresponds with a 100-599 lecture course). Courses numbered 100-299 are designated as junior college (lower division) courses. Courses numbered 300-599 are designated as senior college (upper division) courses if completed at a regionally accredited four-year institution. 500-level classes are advanced undergraduate classes. Most are open to graduate students. To earn graduate credit additional course requirements must be met. 600-level courses are open to graduate students only. 700-level classes are reserved for Ed.S. students. 900-level classes are reserved for Ed.D. students. 

Workshop courses are numbered 800-866. Workshops numbered 800-833 are open to all undergraduate and graduate students and are awarded lower division credit. Those numbered 834-866 are open to undergraduate students who have completed 45 semester hours of credit and to graduate students; undergraduates are awarded upper division credit; graduate students are awarded graduate credit. 

Course Information

  • General Education

    Southeast Missouri State University’s general education program provides a well-rounded learning experience for undergraduate students by offering a range of courses in science, communication, art, and mathematics.  
  • Majors

    View a full list of majors offered at Southeast.  
  • Minors and Certificates

    Some departments may require a minor to accompany their major. View an entire list of minors and certificates offered at Southeast. 
  • Course Descriptions

    Use the undergraduate bulletin for an detailed description of each course available at Southeast. 

Admission, Expenses, Academic Policies

Get more information about Southeast’s admission process, expenses, and academic policies. Admission decisions are made without regard to race, color, creed, gender, disability or national origin.

Southeast Missouri State University will take such means as are necessary to ensure that no qualified disabled person is denied the benefits of, excluded from participation in, or otherwise subject to discrimination because Southeast Missouri State University’s facilities are physically inaccessible to, or unusable by disabled persons. The accessibility standard required by Federal law for ‘existing facilities’ is that the recipient’s program or activities when viewed in its entirety, must be readily accessible to disabled persons.

Southeast Missouri State University may meet this standard through such means as reassignment of classes, or other services to accessible locations, redesign equipment, assignment of aides, alterations of existing facilities, and construction of new accessible facilities. Southeast Missouri State University is not required to make structural changes in existing facilities where other methods are sufficient to comply with the accessibility standard described above.

Because scheduling classes, coordinating accommodations, and arranging housing in accessible facilities may require reasonable advance planning, students with disabilities accepted for admission should identify themselves and their disability within five days of the start of the semester of enrollment and indicate the nature of accommodation needed for their disability. Students should contact Accessibility Services. 

Southeast Missouri State University is committed to providing a safe and civil learning and working environment for its faculty, staff, students, and visitors, free from discrimination in any form.  The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status in any of its programs or activities. Harassment based on any of these classifications is a form of discrimination that also violates University policy. Inquiries concerning the application of these regulations to the University may be directed to the Vice President for Equity, Access and Behavioral Health/Dean of Students, room 010, Academic Hall, One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701, (573) 651-2524.

Situations may arise in which students believe they have not received fair treatment by a representative of the University, or have concern about the performance, action or inaction of a member of the faculty or staff which affects the student.  Whenever possible, the student should approach the faculty or staff member first in an attempt to resolve the matter.  Unresolved concerns involving faculty should be taken to the chairperson of the department and then to the dean of the college.  Unresolved concerns involving staff should be taken to the staff member’s supervisor and then to the next higher supervisor.

It is the policy of Southeast Missouri State University to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972.  In the event of a complaint alleging sexual harassment discrimination, the student may contact the Office of Student Conduct, the Dean of Students, or the Department of Public Safety. 

Mission 

Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching, and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond.  

Vision 

Southeast Missouri State University strives to be one of the nation’s most academically competitive regional comprehensive universities, recognized for excellence in education, research, engagement, and creativity. 

Values 

Student Success – SSoutheast Missouri State University values student-centered education and experiential learning through engaged and adaptive modes in and beyond the classroom in a safe, friendly, supportive environment that offers academic and career achievement for our students. 

Excellence – Southeast Missouri State University values sustained commitment to quality teaching, research, and creative activities integrated into impactful academic and co-curricular programs that offer students a transformative educational experience.  

Access and Diversity – Southeast Missouri State University values access to affordable, high-quality education with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff that respects and celebrates a diverse learning community in a global society.  

Community – Southeast Missouri State University values an engaged campus learning community committed through shared purposes and service; sustained by respect, accountability, and adaptability; and strengthened through collaborative partnerships that extend the expertise and accomplishments of faculty, staff, students, and alumni beyond the campus. 

 

The institution is a member of: 

  • ACT/National Research Center for College and University (NRCCUA)
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications
  • American Association for State and Local History
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • American College Dance Association
  • American Historical Association
  • American Kinesiology Association
  • American Mathematical Society
  • American Political Science Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Amigos Library Services (Regional Library Consortium)
  • Associated Collegiate Press
  • Association of College and University Housing Officers - International
  • Association of Departments of English
  • Association of Departments of Foreign Languages
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
  • Association of International Educators
  • Association of Public Safety Communications Officials
  • Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Association of Student Conduct Administration
  • Association of Title IX Administrators
  • Association of Writing and Writing Programs
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International
  • Broadcast Education Association
  • Campus Parking & Transportation Association
  • Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce
  • Coalition of State University Aid Administrators (COSUAA)
  • College Board
  • College Media Association
  • College and University Professional Association for Human Resources
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
  • Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation
  • Council for Opportunity in Education
  • Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
  • Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences
  • Council of Graduate Schools in the United States
  • Council on Public Higher Education in Missouri
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative
  • English USA
  • Grants Resource Center
  • Great Plains Honors Council
  • Hawthorn Foundation
  • Higher Learning Commission
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Hispanic Educational Technology Services
  • Illinois Thespian Conference
  • Institute of International Education (IIE)
  • International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
  • International Association of Law Enforcement Standards and Training
  • International Education Council of St. Louis
  • Jackson Chamber of Commerce
  • Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
  • Media Communications Association – International
  • Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA)
  • Midwest Independent Conference
  • Missouri Academy of Science
  • Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • Missouri Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Missouri Association of Departments and Schools of Music
  • Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel
  • Missouri Bar Civics Education Association
  • Missouri Broadcast Educators Association
  • Missouri Charter Public School Association
  • Missouri College Media Association
  • Missouri Council for History Education (MOCHE)
  • Missouri Council for Social Studies (MCSS)
  • Missouri Federation of Music Clubs
  • Missouri Languages Consortium
  • Missouri League for Nursing
  • Missouri Public Transit Association
  • Missouri Thespian Conference
  • MOBIUS (Missouri Library Consortium)
  • National Association for Campus Activities
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling
  • National Association of Black Journalists
  • National Association of Branch Campus Administrators
  • National Association of Charter Schools Authorizers
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics
  • National Association of Schools of Dance
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • National Collegiate Honors Council
  • National Communication Association
  • National Council for Preservation Education
  • Network of International Business Schools
  • Non-Land Grant Agricultural and Renewable Resource Universities (NARRU)
  • North American College Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA)
  • OCLC (International Library Cooperative)
  • Ohio Valley Conference
  • Public Relations Student Society of America
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • Southeastern Theatre Conference
  • St. Louis Regional Chamber
  • State Authorization Network (SAN)
  • Study Missouri
  • Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities
  • The American Council on Education
  • The Association for International Credential Evaluation Professionals (TAICEP)

Southeast Missouri State University is fully accredited by

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The University holds specific program accreditations from:

  • AACSB INTERNATIONAL
  • ABET, Inc.
  • ACEJMC - ACCREDITING COUNCIL FOR EDUCATION IN JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS
  • AND/ACEND – ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS/ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR EDUCATION IN NUTRITION AND DIETETICS
  • ACS - AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
  • APT – ASSOCIATION OF PLAY THERAPY
  • ASHA/CAA - AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION/COUNCIL ON ACADEMIC ACCREDITATION IN AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
  • ATMAE – ASSOCIATION OF TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT, AND APPLIED ENGINEERING
  • CAATE – COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION OF ATHLETIC TRAINING EDUCATION
  • CACREP - COUNCIL FOR THE ACCREDITATION OF COUNSELING AND RELATED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
  • CAEP – COUNCIL FOR THE ACCREDITATION OF EDUCATOR PREPARATION (formerly NCATE)
  • CCNE - COMMISSION ON COLLEGIATE NURSING EDUCATION
  • CEPR/PRSA – CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS/PUBLIC RELATIONS SOCIETY OF AMERICA
  • CIDA – COUNCIL FOR INTERIOR DESIGN ACCREDITATION
  • COSMA – COMMISSION ON SPORT MANAGEMENT ACCREDITATION
  • CSWE - COUNCIL ON SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION
  • DHS/NSA NATIONAL CENTER FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN CYBER DEFENSE EDUCATION
  • NACEP – NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PROGRAMS
  • NASAD - NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF ART AND DESIGN
  • NASD – NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF DANCE
  • NASM - NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF MUSIC
  • NAST – NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF THEATRE
  • NCFR/CFLE – NATIONAL COUNCIL ON FAMILY RELATIONS/CERTIFIED FAMILY LIFE EDUCATOR
  • NIBS – NETWORK OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOLS
  • NRPA/COAPRT - NATIONAL RECREATION AND PARK ASSOCIATION/COUNCIL ON ACCREDITATION OF PARKS, RECREATION, TOURISM, AND RELATED PROFESSIONS

Accreditation

Southeast Missouri State University is fully accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and holds specific program accreditations.

Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding program lengths, costs, and students’ median time-to-degree, as well as employment and wage outcomes, can be found here. Employment and wage outcomes are limited to completers found employed in Missouri. Students not found as employed may also be working out-of-state, self-employed, or enrolled in continuing education. Additional information on programs and program outcomes may be found by searching MOScores.

Graduate Bulletin

The graduate bulletin is the official graduate catalog for Southeast.

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Mailing Address
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