When you choose a Southern education, you’re investing in much more than a degree program. You’re choosing a future that builds on your values, your vision, your goals, and what you want to give back to the world. In this future, you are the architect and the project is you. But you’re never alone. We’re here to help you through the discovery process, and we are committed to providing you with the skills and experiences that translate to a real world education.
With more than 117 programs of study, Southern has plenty of options to get you started. We want your experience to extend far beyond our state-of-the-art classrooms. So we take care to create pathways to meaningful research, international education, and a variety of fascinating internships. Whatever your background, our advisors will help you determine a major and guide you toward timely degree completion through convenient scheduling and special learning sessions, while close faculty-student relationships will continuously help define and refine your skills.
A Southern education doesn’t just prepare you for the job you will do, but for the person you will become. We’re driven by our mission to foster a culture enriched by academic excellence, access, social justice, and service for the public good. With these values at heart, you’ll find opportunities to lead woven through every area of the university — in the classroom, on athletic teams, in clubs and organizations, and as peer mentors and university ambassadors. You can also take charge of your future while furthering university-wide initiatives such as creating a tobacco-free campus, promoting climate commitment, and incorporating green practices into everyday life at Southern.
Selecting a university marks the first time that many of us get to shape our learning experience. At Southern, that exploration extends throughout campus and beyond. We encourage you to break out of your comfort zone and into worlds you’ve only dreamed of experiencing. Whether you choose to live on campus, compete on one of our 12 NCAA Division II sports teams, or spend a week or a year learning abroad, attending Southern will be a life-defining experience for you.
Once you’ve selected your academic focus, our career counselors will work with you to take your job readiness to the next level. In addition to a variety of workshops, assessment tools, and one-on-one sessions with staff and alumni mentors, you’ll have multiple opportunities to explore your career options at home and abroad and most importantly, out in the fields in which you want to work. Tell us where you want to go and we’ll help you hone in on the right experiential path for you.
You’ve probably heard the adage “it’s not just what you know, it’s who you know.” So while you’re connecting with professors in the classroom and getting on-the-job experience in the workforce, during your downtime you can get to know your fellow students at a variety of campus programs that ranges from paint night to live performances and globally inspired conversations. We also partner with a number of local community agencies to move you beyond our proverbial walls, and empower you to give back to those who can benefit from it the most. However you choose to connect, the size and dynamics of Southern are the perfect fit for students who are ready to expand their world.
The power to create your future belongs to you, and you alone. So lesson one - don’t take it from us. See Southern for yourself: