As a student in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, you will learn the skills and knowledge the marketplace will need in the future so that you are ready to launch an extraordinary career.

During college, you'll already start building this resume whether its through the Jefferson City Legistlative Intern Program where Southeast students are highly sought-after. It could be the experience you gain working at our University Press or any number of professional literary journals. Maybe its through one of our partnerships with local historical organizations or internships in all fields or the Federal Justice Fellowship our students take part in. With nearly 96% of our graduates employed or continuing their education within six months of graduating, we think this experience makes them competitive job candidates.

Successful Outcomes Rates

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  • 93%

    Political Science, Philosophy and Religion

  • 85%

    History and Anthropology

  • 100%

    Communication Studies and Modern Language

  • 98%

    Criminal Justice, Social Work and Sociology

  • 96%

    College of Humanities and Social Sciences Overall Rate

Our graduates go into the workforce ready to take on careers in many areas.

Where our Grads Work

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  • Thompson Coburn LLP

Earning a degree is an investment in your future. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median annual salary of someone with a high school diploma earns $24,336 less than someone with a bachelor’s degree. Check out the median salaries of some of our most popular career paths.

Occupation Median Salary
Lawyer $123,000
Social and Community Service Manager $67,000
Historian $63,000
Interpreter/Translator $52,000
Social Worker $50,000
Writer/Author $63,000

For some of our students, Southeast is their first step towards a higher degree or certification. They go on to earn degrees at institutions all over the country.

Where Our Alumni Attend Graduate and Professional School

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Bachelor of Social Work, '12

"Earning my Bachelor of Social Work from Southeast laid the foundation for me to continue my education and helped me to feel confident in pursuing my master's degree. The whole social work department, the Trio and Mcnair Programs were all very supportive and inspiring during my time at Southeast."

Sharon Berey, Admissions Counselor with St. Louis Job Corps

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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

This program is housed within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The College prepares students for lifelong careers. We boast programs that train students in problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, organization, and adaptability. Skills employers value, so we basically prepare you for any career field.

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