Missouri Southern State University

Introduction

Missouri Southern State University is a great place to live and learn! Located at the Gateway to the Ozarks in Joplin, Mo., the University is within minutes of the Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas borders. Historic Route 66 runs through the city with the major metropolitan areas of Kansas City, Springfield and Tulsa, Okla., within one or two hours of the campus.

Missouri Southern serves nearly 6,000 students in nearly 200 academic programs. MSSU's outstanding NCAA Division II athletics programs, award-winning Themed Semesters, fun student activities and enriching cultural events in theater, art, music and film create an engaging learning environment for our students and citizens of the region.

A Rich History

The University celebrates its 75th Anniversary during the 2012-2013 academic year.

Since 1937, Missouri Southern State University has provided educational opportunities for Southwest Missouri and beyond. MSSU has evolved from an outstanding junior college to its role today as a comprehensive four-year state-supported institution offering bachelor and master degrees. The University's academic programs are organized in four schools - School of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, the Robert W. Plaster School of Business Administration and the School of Health Sciences. MSSU also offers a division of Graduate Studies and Distance Learning.

Missouri Southern's state and nationally prepared teachers in nationally acclaimed teacher education programs. For the last 75 years, Missouri Southern has developed outstanding, effective programs accredited by state and national bodies that prepare our students for the competitive and changing global society.

A Clear Mission

Missouri Southern State University is a state-supported, comprehensive university programs leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees. Central to our mission is a strong commitment to international education, liberal arts, professional e-professional programs, and the complementary relationship that must exist among them to prepare individuals for success in careers and distance learning.

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BS in Computer Information Science - Information Technology Option

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Joplin

Information Technology is a flexible curriculum that provides for a Supporting Concentration from another field (selected [+]

The Computer Information Science (CIS) department provides opportunities for a broad undergraduate education in the many aspects of computer hardware and software. The program offers courses of instruction that develop a thorough understanding of current methods used in the design and implementation of computer based solutions. Pursuant to the department's educational mission, the faculty: - Maintains the currency of the curriculum through ongoing research and consultation with industry representatives. - Engages in professional development that allows its members to remain current in their fields and to provide technological leadership to the university community. - Is committed to the success of its students, both during and after college. The Computer Information Science program will produce graduates who:- Understand and can utilize core information technologies. - Can analyze, design, and implement effective technology based solutions. - Have requisite communication and quantitative skills. - Work effectively as team members. - Are prepared to be successful in a multicultural-global society. - Are committed to lifelong personal and professional development. - Conduct themselves in an honorable and ethical manner.... [-]


BS in Computer Information Science – Information Systems

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Joplin

Information Systems is distinguished by selected courses that develop the student’s understanding of an organization’s information requirements and procedures for designing and implementing an information [+]

The Computer Information Science (CIS) department provides opportunities for a broad undergraduate education in the many aspects of computer hardware and software. The program offers courses of instruction that develop a thorough understanding of current methods used in the design and implementation of computer based solutions. Pursuant to the department's educational mission, the faculty: - Maintains the currency of the curriculum through ongoing research and consultation with industry representatives. - Engages in professional development that allows its members to remain current in their fields and to provide technological leadership to the university community. - Is committed to the success of its students, both during and after college. The Computer Information Science program will produce graduates who: - Understand and can utilize core information technologies. - Can analyze, design, and implement effective technology based solutions. - Have requisite communication and quantitative skills. - Work effectively as team members. - Are prepared to be successful in a multicultural-global society. - Are committed to lifelong personal and professional development. - Conduct themselves in an honorable and ethical manner. Curriculum & Semester Hours General Education Requirements: 41 CIS Core: 33 Business Core: 36 - Principles of Financial Accounting - Principles of Managerial Accounting - Principles of Economics (Macro) - Principles of Economics (Micro) - Financial Management - Legal Environment of Business I - Business Communication (WI) - Business Statistics I - International Business - Principles of Marketing - Principles of Management (WI) - Strategic Management (WI) Supporting Requirement: - College Algebra or above General Electives: 11 Total Hours: 124 [-]

BS in Criminal Justice

Campus or Online Full time August 2017 USA Joplin

The mission of the Criminal Justice Department is to encourage distance learning and scholarship, to produce qualified and knowledgeable graduates, and to foster the development of ethical professionals who are [+]

The mission of the Criminal Justice Department is to encourage distance learning and scholarship, to produce qualified and knowledgeable graduates, and to foster the development of ethical professionals who are prepared for leadership positions in the criminal justice and justice fields. The department is devoted to emphasizing quality teaching and learning, to providing an international perspective and to promoting the value of community service. The Department seeks to further the study and understanding of criminal justice through our teaching, service to the university and service to the community.

The Criminal Justice Department provides:

- Varied and Flexible Curriculum - Small Classes - Individual Academic Attention - Knowledgeable Faculty - International Educational Opportunities - Unique Learning Environment - The Criminal Justice Administration, Juvenile Justice, and Law Enforcement degrees offer academic training coupled with “real world” practical training for students pursuing careers as criminal justice professionals. The department degree programs offer varied curricula to meet the needs of a diverse student body.... [-]


BS in Engineering Technology

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Joplin

The Department of Engineering Technology (ET) provides programs designed to develop leaders in industry and society [+]

The Department of Engineering Technology (ET) provides programs designed to develop leaders in industry and society as a whole by providing a quality education to students that is application-oriented and connected to the needs of regional and global businesses. The Industrial Engineering Technology program at Missouri Southern will produce graduates who: - have an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of engineering technology. - have the ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology. - are able to identify and analyze problems and design effective engineering technology based solutions. contribute professionally by functioning effectively on teams. - communicate effectively with professionals and lay audiences. - have an understanding for the discipline of engineering technology and its role in a societal and global context. What is Industrial Engineering Technology? Industrial Engineering Technology (IET) is about determining the most effective ways to use people, machines, materials, and information to make a product or to provide a service. As companies adopt management philosophies of continuous productivity and quality improvement to survive in the increasingly competitive world market, the need for Industrial Engineering Technologists is growing. Industrial Engineering Technologists figure out how to do things better. They engineer processes and systems that improve quality and productivity. They work to eliminate waste of time, money, materials, energy, and other commodities and therefore save companies money. This program is accredited by TAC (Technology Accreditation Commission) of ABET. The ABET accreditation is used to assure quality in educational institutions and programs. Accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental process of peer review. It requires an educational institution or program to meet defined standards or criteria. What type of courses will I take? Students begin the Industrial Engineering Technology program by studying fundamentals of raw materials and manufacturing processes along with computer aided drafting and design. Then, they learn principles of problem solving and data analysis. Later courses like plant layout, material handling, quality control, work measurement and ergonomics along with industrial experimentation prepare students for the development of effective and efficient processes and systems. Throughout their studies, students undertake projects drawn from businesses or their personal lives. The project work allows them to apply their newly developed skills and gain some genuine experience. [-]

BS in Environmental Health

Campus or Online Full time August 2017 USA Joplin

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health at MSSU is one of ONLY 30 environmental health degrees in the United States accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection [+]

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health at MSSU is one of ONLY 30 environmental health degrees in the United States accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC). It is the ONLY EHAC-accredited undergraduate degree offered both on campus and online (45 hours for degree completion). Some agencies such as the U.S. Public Health Service will hire only graduates of accredited schools for positions in environmental health. EHAC accreditation allows Environmental Health majors to apply for premier internships with the U.S. Public Health Service. This often leads to very successful careers with the federal government and top job placement. Accreditation by this council is recognized by the military and the public health sector as a means of entry into the Environmental Health Officer position. EHAC accreditation also allows seniors to take the Missouri Certified Environmental Health Specialist Exam which normally requires two years of experience before eligibility. The Hazardous Material Safety course is a review of information that is useful when taking the Hazardous Material Manager-in-Training (HMMT) exam. This credential, along with job experience, prepares the graduate to take the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) exam. The HMMT and CHMM credentials are recognition of your expertise and commitment to the protection of public safety and the environment as well as a boost your career. Job placement rates for graduates of Missouri Southern’s EH&S program are high - the median salary of graduates is $40,000 in their first year of employment. Nationally, EH&S professionals make as much as $100,000 a year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, environmental health-related careers will grow 19% over the next 10 years. Join a Growing Career Field Careers that are availabile both in government and industry to those with degrees in Environmental Health & Safety include: - Environmental Specialists - Environmental Scientists - Air Pollution Specialists - Surface Water Specialists - Toxicologists - Industrial Hygenists - Epidemiologists - Occupational Safety Experts - Food Safety Experts - Emergency Management Specialists - Hazardous & Solid Waste Specialists - Drinking & Ground Water Specialists [-]

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BA in International Studies

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Joplin

In July 1995, Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan signed into law House Bill No. 442, which directed that Missouri Southern “shall develop such academic support programs and public service activities [+]

In July 1995, Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan signed into law House Bill No. 442, which directed that Missouri Southern “shall develop such academic support programs and public service activities it deems necessary and appropriate to establish international or global education as a distinctive theme of its mission.” That legislation was enacted as part of Missouri’s “Blueprint for Higher Education,” adopted by the Coordinating Board for Higher Education. The faculty and administration of Missouri Southern developed over the next year the outline of a comprehensive plan of international education. Included was the establishment of the Institute of International Studies, charged with overseeing the internationalizing of the campus. Internationalizing the Curriculum The most distinctive aspect of Missouri Southern’s effort to internationalize the curriculum, and the one with the most tangible effect throughout the campus community, has been the designation of “themed semesters.” Each fall, a particular country or region of the world is selected to become the focus of intensive study. For the Fall 2014 semester, we will be highlighting Turkey. Missouri Southern was one of 13 U.S. colleges and universities included in Internationalizing the Campus 2004: Profiles of Success at Colleges and Universities, a major report published by NAFSA: Association of International Educators, for its themed semesters. The report showcases U.S. colleges and universities that are making innovative, wide-ranging efforts to integrate global approaches to teaching into campus learning. Study Abroad Programs Study abroad programs also provide Missouri Southern students with additional opportunities to gain an understanding of other cultures and international issues. In 2014, students will travel to Belize, Ecuador, France, Italy, and Sweden under faculty supervision. Individually, students can spend an entire semester in such countries as Austria, China, England, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, or Morocco through the International Student Exchange Program or Missouri Southern’s bilateral agreements with universities around the world. Curriculum & Semester Hours General Education Requirements: 43-44 Foreign Language: 12 International Studies Requirements: 57 - INTS 201 Introduction to International Studies - GEOG 211 Regions and Nation - MUS 106 World Music Select one: - HIST 140 Western Civilization since 1660 - HIST 150 Asian Civilizations - HIST 160 History of Latin America   Select one: - ENG 261 World Literature I - ENG 262 World Literature II Upper-Division Requirements: - INTS 301 World Humanities - INTS 302 People and the Environment: A Global Perspective - INTS 303 Contemporary World Civilizations - INTS 304 Comparative Political Economy - INTS 306 Introduction to Global Health - PSC 321 International Relations - INTS 401 Research Seminar in International Studies - INTS 402 Senior Thesis in International Studies   Emphasis Areas (select one): - World Literature - Communication and Commerce - International Politics and Policies - Latin America - Asia - Sustainability - European Supporting Requirements: Foreign Language (6 additional hours in the foreign language used to satisfy the BA requirement)   Participation in a study abroad experience with the approval of the Director of the Institute of International Studies. Students may participate in a university-sponsored program (minimum of 3 credit hours), an ISEP or bilateral exchange semester or year abroad. Students with special circumstances may petition to have an alternate immersion experience approved for this requirement   Electives: 11-12 Total: 124 [-]

BBA

BS in Business Administration – Accounting

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Joplin

The mission of the Department of Accounting at Missouri Southern State University is to help meet the needs of our society for business school graduates by providing quality accounting education. Consistent [+]

The mission of the Department of Accounting at Missouri Southern State University is to help meet the needs of our society for business school graduates by providing quality accounting education. Consistent with the University’s mission, the Department of Accounting embraces an integration of liberal and professional education to enable students to develop the ability to excel in the complex work environment of business. The curriculum combines extensive accounting study with a focus on development of student competencies in the areas of professional integrity, social responsibility oral and written communications, interpersonal relationships, technology management, research experience, international business affairs and critical thinking skills. The BSBA accounting major course of study is designed to prepare the student to enter any area of the accounting profession, to successfully complete the Certified Public Accountant or other professional certification examination and/or to enter graduate school. Majors in accounting must earn a grade of ‘C’ or above in all accounting courses in order to earn a BSBA. Prospective accounting majors should take note of the requirements for entry into the profession. The State of Missouri requires 150 hours of college credit, including an undergraduate degree, before a candidate may sit for the Certified Public Accountant examination. Most other states have similar requirements. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants requires new members to have 150 semester hours of college credit in order to join. Accounting majors desiring to meet this requirement should note the “150-hour” recommendations at the end of the BSBA suggested order of study or plan to attend graduate school (see your adviser). A minor in accounting for both BSBA and non-BSBA degree candidates is also offered.... [-]


BS in Business Administration – International Business

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Joplin

The BSBA international business major course of study is designed to provide a quality comprehensive educational environment to students for the development of the critical, personal, professional [+]

The BSBA international business major course of study is designed to provide a quality comprehensive educational environment to students for the development of the critical, personal, professional and intellectual competencies necessary for success in the complex and dynamic global business world.

Curriculum & Semester Hours

General Education Requirements: 43-44Business Core: 39 Required: 15 - IB 400 International Marketing (Fall) - IB 410 International Management (Spring) - IB 430 International Trade Finance (Fall) - IB 460 Global Supply Chain Management (Spring) - Foreign Language   Select ONE: - IB 352 International Human Resource Mgmt (Fall) - INTS 304 Comparative Political Economy (Spring)   Select ONE: - IB 491 Internship in International Business - IB 498 Advanced Topics in IB - IB 499 Independent Study in IB   Electives: 23-24 Total: 124-126... [-]


BS in Business Administration –Logistics, Minor in Transportation

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Joplin

GB 321 Business Statistics I, MM 300 Principles of Marketing, MM 340 Principles of Transportation, MM 360 Supply Chain Management [+]

Curriculum & Semester Hours

- GB 321 Business Statistics I - MM 300 Principles of Marketing - MM 340 Principles of Transportation - MM 345 Business Logistics - MM 360 Supply Chain Management - Advanced Business Electives Total for Minor in Transportation-Logistics: 21

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BS in Business Administration – Management/Marketing

Campus Full time August 2017 USA Joplin

The mission of the Department of Marketing at Missouri Southern State University is to provide students with a superior education. Faculty combine effective teaching with scholarship and professional [+]

The mission of the Department of Marketing at Missouri Southern State University is to provide students with a superior education. Faculty combine effective teaching with scholarship and professional service and strive to provide students with practical and theoretical business competencies. These competencies prepare students for leadership positions and service in a diverse, global and competitive economy. Consistent with the university’s mission, the Department of Marketing embraces an integration of liberal and professional education to enable students to develop the ability to excel in the complex work environment of business. The curriculum combines extensive marketing study with a focus on development of student competencies in the areas of professional integrity, social responsibility oral and written communications, interpersonal relationships, technology management, research experience, international business affairs and critical thinking skills. The BSBA marketing major course of study is intended to prepare graduates for positions in personal selling, product and services marketing, promotions, consumer behavior, marketing and sales analysis, retailing and supply chain logistics.... [-]