Academic Departments

Aerospace Studies

One of three such programs in Missouri, the Southeast Air Force ROTC has received the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award as one of the best ROTC units in the nation. The Department of Aerospace Studies offers prospective Air Force officers the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities to increase their leadership and management skills. Scholarships are available for qualified students. Graduates who successfully complete the program are commissioned in the Air Force.

Chairperson

Lt Col Anthony J Anderson

Minor

  • Aerospace Studies
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Communication Disorders

The Department of Communication Disorders provides students with a broad-based theoretical foundation in communication disorders at the undergraduate level. This includes a contemporary curriculum in normal processes of human communication as well as evaluation, treatment, and research into human communication and its disorders. Active learning experience is provided through a strong clinical training component within the Center for Speech and Hearing.

The graduate program in speech-language pathology is accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Upon completion of the graduate program, students are eligible for state and national certification. A broad selection of career challenges is available for professional speech-language pathologists. Career opportunities exist in a variety of professional settings including medical centers, higher education, community-state-federal health services agencies, public schools and private practice.

Chairperson

Marcia Brown-Haims

Faculty

Martha J. Cook, Susan Fulton, Amy Herren, Judy McLain, Jayanti Ray, Joyce Renaud, Misty Tilmon, Julie Tipton.

Major

  • Communication Disorders (B.S. and M.A.)

Minor

  • Communication Disorders
  • Autism Studies
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Criminal Justice & Sociology

The Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology provides undergraduates in Criminal Justice with a core of courses central to the discipline of criminal justice. Students are also exposed to specialized courses as preparation for careers in law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice and others. The department serves nearly 400 majors and a large number of students who enroll in criminal justice courses for elective credit.

The department has an internship program for criminal justice majors which provides students with an opportunity to engage in practical experience and observe professionals in criminal justice agencies and beyond. Students may continue course work at the graduate level by pursuing their Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice.

The department also houses Sociology courses which can be used to fulfill University Studies requirements and a minor in Sociology or Criminology - one of the University's most popular minors.

The department is recognized for its sponsorship of national and regional meetings and its scholarly activity and student engagement through student organizations and student research.

Chairperson

Jeremy Ball

Faculty

Raleigh Blasdell, Andrew Fulkerson, Morris Jenkins, Michelle Kilburn, Carl Kinnison, Laura Krieger-Sample, Monica Radu, Kristen Sobba, John Unterreiner.

Majors

  • Criminal Justice (B.S.)

Minors

  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Social Rehabilitation and Treatment
  • Sociology
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Health, Human Performance & Recreation

The Department of Health, Human Performance,and Recreation offers a variety of programs that prepare professionals to make an impact on health throughout the lifespan. Programs address quality of life, teaching, recreation, coaching and sport issues. Course work in all majors includes experiential learning opportunities and culminates in a capstone internship experience or student teaching. Graduates work in a wide array of settings including schools, park and recreation departments, sports team organizations, youth agencies, sports medicine and rehabilitation centers, fitness and wellness facilities and hospitals. Departmental facilities and equipment include a well-equipped exercise physiology laboratory located in the Student Recreation Center, an Athletic Training Education laboratory, a Motor Development Laboratory, and a Bone Density laboratory. The Athletic Training Education Program, K-12 Physical Education Program, Sport Management and the Recreation Program are fully accredited.

Chairperson

Joe Pujol

Faculty

Jeremy Barnes, Michael Church, Beth Easter, Beverly Evans, Thomas Holman, Hu Chemging (James), Mark Langenfeld, Steve Nickell, Fito Ramos, Kyle Schneider, Alicia Scott, Annette Slattery, Seido Sofo, Jason Wagganer.

Majors

  • Athletic Training (B.A.T.)
  • Health Management (B.S.)
    • Options
      • Exercise Science
      • Health Promotion
  • Physical Education (B.S.Ed.)
  • Recreation (B.S.)
  • Sport Management (B.S.)

Minors

  • Coaching
  • Fitness and Exercise Science
  • Health Promotion
  • Recreation
  • Sport Management

Pre-Professional Program

  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
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Human Environmental Studies

The Department of Human Environmental Studies offers a wide array of accredited and certified programs that train professionals to meet the demands for the 21st century workforce at the associate, bachelor, and masters level: Child Development, Dietetics, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Family Studies, Fashion and Consumer Studies, Hospitality Management and Interior Design.  All programs include student involvement with model facilities. 

The Child Development program provides students the choice to work in early childhood education settings or to work with the community, state or federal agencies. The associate of applied arts degree in child care and guidance was the first such program offered in Missouri and is a model throughout the state.

The accredited Dietetics program provides students with the knowledge and skills required for acceptance into the dietetic internship, graduate education or related entry-level positions. The department also offers an accredited post-baccalaureate dietetics internship that is required in order to take the national exam to become a registered dietitian.

The Fashion and Consumer Studies program prepares students for employment in a wide variety of professional positions in the global market such as buyers for major chains, visual merchandising managers, clothing retailing managers, product development of mass produced apparel, store design and promotion and fashion styling. In addition, the program offers two travel opportunities for credit including New York and Paris.

Interior Design is accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association and is seeking accreditation with Council for Interior Design Accreditation. This degree will prepare students to work in a wide variety of areas as a professional designer both in residential and commercial. The program has a resource lab and a design studio dedicated to the Interior Design Program as well as access to CAD labs.

The Family and Consumer Sciences Education degree meets the requirements of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Students completing this program have a broad-based educational background, in addition to the teaching certificate.

The Family Studies program is an accredited Certified Family Life Educator Program. This program provides students with the skills to work in human services careers, including occupations related to designing and providing individual and family services at local, state and national levels.

The Hoover Eldercare Center, a model day care program for the elderly, offers students experience in working with the elderly. The University School for Young Children, a preschool teaching laboratory, provides diverse practicum experiences for students. Programs associated with the department include Workshop on Wheels/CDA, Stay at Home Program, Educare, Horizon Enrichment Center, Child Development Center at Sikeston, and APPLE Project.

Chairperson

Victor Wilburn

Faculty

Mary E. Ambery, Shelba Branscum, Michelle Brune, Charlotte Cervantes, HJ Cho, Tammy Davis, Tony Faber, Patricia Farrish, Sara Garner, Arsalan Gharaveis, Allie Helfrich, Billie Holshouser, Lee Ann Lambert, Carol Nesler, Joel Ramdial, Sharo Shafaie, Sara Starbuck, Angie Stiegemeyer, Francis Tayie.

Majors

Minors

  • Child Development
  • Family Economics & Management
  • Family Studies
  • Fashion Entrepreneurship
  • Gerontology
  • Interior Design
  • Nutrition
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Military Science

The Missouri Army National Guard (MOARNG) Officer Leadership Development Program "SHOW-ME-GOLD" will offer the opportunity for professional development and leadership training to become an officer in the MOARNG. Annual room and board scholarship, 100% tuition assistance, Montgomery GI Bill, GI Bill kicker and monthly drill pay are available to all who qualify.

The program also introduces the Department of Military Science to Southeast.  All students interested in Military Science coursework or attaining the Minor of Military Science are welcome to take the class without contracting into the SHOW-ME-GOLD Program.

Chairperson

Richard Branson

Minor

  • Military Science
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Nursing

The Department of Nursing offers two nursing degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). The BSN is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The MSN is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). After passing the national examination, graduates of the generic BSN program are eligible to apply for licensure as registered professional nurses in all 50 states and the U.S. territories. Within the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, there is a separate program offered to registered nurses with a diploma o Associate Deree who wish to pursue a BSN, the RN-BSN program.  This program is a 100% on-line program with arranged field experiences..

The focus of the master’s program is advanced specialty role implementation within an environment of knowledgeable caring. The MSN provides a family nurse practitioner (FNP) program that prepares graduates to take the FNP certification exam. For more information, see the Graduate Bulletin.

Students in the Department of Nursing are provided a variety of learning experiences in classrooms, laboratories and clinical facilities, and are actively involved in all aspects of health care delivery. As the department continues to develop and expand, faculty provide continuing education for the community, and are developing outreach programs for the service area.

Chairperson

Gloria Green

Faculty

Janet Adams, Cheryl Alberternst, Moretta Burk, Vera Campbell-Jones, Deanna Dial, Cheryl Essner, Christel Fehr, Linda Garner, Linda Heitman, Elaine Jackson, Lisa Job, Cassandra Loggins, Bobbi Palmer, Desma Reno, Julie Sappington, Lorrie Stinnett, Michelle Tanz, Julie Twidwell, Jolon Vaughn, Kim Waltrip.

Major

  • Nursing (BSN)
  • Nursing (MSN)
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Social Work

The principle educational goal of the social work program is to prepare students for beginning generalist social work practice. The generalist curriculum is grounded in the cardinal social work values of human worth and dignity, social and economic justice, diversity and service. Students acquire the skills, knowledge and ethics necessary for entry-level social work practice or the pursuit of a graduate degree in the field. The final semester is spent in field practicum actually working with clients. The Social Work program at Southeast Missouri State University is fully accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.

Chairperson

Cathy McElderry

Faculty

Dana Branson, Judith Crocker-Billingsley, David Githinji, Kathie Miller, L. Alee Moore, Gina Paris 

Major

  • Social Work (B.S.)

Minor

  • Social Work
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Contact

573.651.2178
hhs@semo.edu
Crisp Hall 132
College of Health & Human Services
One University Plaza, MS 8000
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701