Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, MO

Southeast Missouri State University says that its University Studies program "emphasizes the need to integrate knowledge from various academic disciplines to better understand and respond to issues and problems. University Studies is intended to foster students' abilities to use knowledge in ways that lead to a fulfilling and principled personal and civic life. The ultimate goal of the University Studies program is to help students live as responsible citizens in a democratic society." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:10,693
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:29%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$6,990 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$12,375 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature


    See Note

    No credit given for Literature because the "Literary Expression" requirement may be fulfilled with non-literature courses.

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because language study is only an option in the "Oral Expression" requirement.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


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    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because survey courses in American government or history are options, but not required, to fulfill the "Political Systems" and "Development of a Major Civilization" requirements, respectively.

  • 5. Economics


    See Note

    No credit given for Economics because the "Economic Systems" requirement may be satisfied by courses that are not economics courses.

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    Southeast Missouri State University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit

Curriculum last evaluated: 06/12/2017


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