Southeast to offer bachelor's in psychology at regional campuses

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education has approved the off-site delivery of the bachelor of science degree in psychology at Southeast Missouri State University's regional campuses beginning in the fall of 2011.

The regional campuses that will offer the degree program are in Sikeston, Malden, and Kennett and at the Perryville Higher Education Center, according to a statement from the university.

"Psychology is a popular major because it leads to many interesting employment opportunities," said Dr. Leslie Pollina, chair of the Department of Psychology at Southeast.  "Students at the regional campuses have been asking for this major for a long time, and it can potentially help fill mental health counseling and other needs in the region."

The action follows approval by the University's Board of Regents in October.

Dr. Ronald Rosati, Southeast provost, said a Fall 2010 Degree Program Interest Survey of current students at Sikeston, Kennett, Malden and Perryville indicated that more than 50 students are interested in pursuing an undergraduate major in psychology, according to the university.

Students should contact advisors or directors at their regional campus if they are interested in the program.

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