A high percentage of our freshman class each year is a ‘First Generation’ college student. We specialize in just the right amount of ‘hand-holding’. Once you've been admitted, you will be guided through your first enrollment in a Southern Welcome session, as well as, introduced to all the amenities available on our campus. The First Year Experience department is here to continue to enhance your first year in college with social events, provide a mentor or tutor, organize Learning Communities, and Career and Life Planning classes.
MSSU allows you to customize your college experience. Do you want a traditional brick - n - motar college classroom experience? We have 4 dorm room styles and various meal plan options from which to choose. Or, do you need classes that fit into your busy schedule? Our internet and televised classes let you attend class on YOUR schedule.
It's about preparing the individual to take his/her place in the global economy of the future. One unique feature at Missouri Southern is our theme based semesters. Each fall, the Institute of International Studies designates a particular country or region of the world to become the focus of intensive study. Campus events are designed to expose students to the life, language, culture and atmosphere of the selected country. Study abroad opportunties abound for students who want to experience the county first hand. In 2010, our students traveled to Canada, China, Costa Rica, France, Germany Guatemala, Japan, the Nethlands and Scotland.