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Transforming Minds. Engaging Culture. At Southeastern University, we’re not interested in simply graduating productive members of society. We strive to encourage and develop world-changers, people who will leave a legacy.

Do you dare to be great, to make a difference? Then it’s time to find out how Southeastern can help you fulfill your calling.

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” ~ Romans 12:2

community in the classroom

Build Your Foundation With 44 undergraduate and 10 graduate degree programs, Southeastern offers you the chance to prepare for a lifetime of service in almost any career. In addition to solid teaching and rigorous curriculum, you’ll also receive relevant training. Want to become a teacher? You’ll be placed in a local school to see what it’s really like. Interested in communications? Between our own TV studio, radio station, or student publications, you have many ways to get your feet wet. Want to work in ministry? You will get an internship at a church for class credit. Whatever your field, we’ll help you get the practical experience you need to go with your degree in order to get that great first job you’ve always wanted!

College of Arts & Sciences Biology Broadcasting Church Music Communication English English & Intercultural Studies Film Studies History Journalism/Public Relations Mathematics Music Music Business Music Performance (Instrumental, Piano, Voice) Pre-Medicine/Biology Psychology Social Work Theatre

College of Business & Legal Studies Accounting Criminal Justice Finance International Business Organizational Leadership Management Management Information Systems Marketing Public Policy College of Christian Ministries & Religion Church Ministries Interdisciplinary Studies Missional Ministries Practical Theology

College of Education Elementary Education (K–6) Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Music Education Secondary Education (Biology, English, Mathematics, Social Sciences) Sports & Recreation Management Other Programs Army ROTC The Academy Teacher Certification

Evening & Weekend Programs B.S. Elementary Education B.S. Human Services B.S. Organizational Leadership B.S. Practical Theology Online Programs B.S. Criminal Justice B.S. Elementary Education B.S. Human Services B.S. Organizational Leadership B.S. Practical Theology

Choose from 44 undergraduate and 10 graduate degree programs

Graduate Programs M.A. Human Services M.A. Ministerial Leadership M.A. Theological Studies M.B.A. Business Administration M.Ed. Educational Leadership M.Ed. Elementary Education M.Ed. Teaching & Learning M.Ed. Arts & Academic Interdisciplinary Education M.S. Professional Counseling M.S. School Counseling

Paola Cabrera Psychology major from Asunción, Paraguay Paola, a sophomore, arrived at Southeastern as an international student from South America. She felt at home from “the moment I stepped foot on campus.” Not only has she made lifelong friends at SEU, but she is taking advantage of the numerous ways to give back, including leading a mission trip to her home country. “If you have a heart to serve, Southeastern is definitely the place for you.”

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Jared Parks Leadership major from Olean, New York Jared, a sophomore, works as a resident assistant in Destino Hall, where he gets to pour into the lives of his fellow male students. God has taught Jared humility through his stint on the Fire basketball team as a freshman, and SEU has helped him become more focused on others. Jared and the guys in his dorm seek to live out Micah 6:8, which states, “And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” “It’s a very encouraging atmosphere where your day can be changed in an instant. People just want to see you grow.”

community makes the difference

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Faith & Higher Learning Southeastern University is committed to integrating faith and higher learning. Our university is not just Christian by affiliation; we are Christian in action and in teaching. You’ll experience that mission right away as part of the First Year Experience, and it will carry through until you graduate. Your faith will be forged through discipleship, chapel services, small groups, and revival events. We don’t just help you become successful business leaders, communicators, or ministers. We show you how to serve Christ and others in your profession and live a life of purpose. First Year Experience: You will attend our Christ, Culture, and the University course where you will be introduced to the Christian worldview and mission of the university. The experience integrates you into the culture of Southeastern—a culture that is deeply committed to academic achievement, social development, and the spiritual maturation of each student.

SEU alumni careers: Television host/anchor/producer School district superintendent Government budget analyst National youth director Practicing attorney

High school band director Human resources director Senior representative for U.S. Senator Christian recording artist International missionary

community strengthens your faith

“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.� ~ Psalm 150:6

Among SEU’s active student groups are: Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) The Southeastern Times WSEU radio SOPHIA Women’s Mentorship Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) International Justice Mission Circle K International Kappa Delta Pi Psi Chi Unpland Improv Student Body Leadership Council (SBLC)

community Community. Belonging. Fellowship.

develops world-changers

Southeastern’s sense of community sets us apart from other universities. With just under 3,000 students, our campus is small enough that you won’t feel lost but also big enough to give you the full college experience. By participating in events throughout the year such as the Battle of the Dorms, Hunger & Thirst worship experiences, service projects, Missions Week, intramurals, etc., you will have the chance to deepen relationships with other students, faculty and staff, all while growing closer to God.

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another…” ~ Hebrews 10:24–25

Lakeland Fast Facts Population:

97,422 Average high temperature (°F): January

(74), June (94)

Major employers: Publix Super Markets, Polk County School Board, Geico Insurance, Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Mosaic Local attractions: Legoland Florida, Detroit Tigers spring training, Sun N’Fun Fly-In Museum, Fantasy of Flight, Lakeside Village, The Lakeland Center Transportation: Lakeland is situated directly on Interstate 4 for convenient access. Lakeland Linder Regional Airport provides direct flights to multiple locations, and international airports in Tampa and Orlando are each within an hour’s drive. There are also train and bus stations in the city.

Location. Location. Location. Our beautiful, modern campus is located in sunny Lakeland, Florida, within 30 minutes of Tampa and the Disney area of Orlando. The campus has everything you need along with some extras, including a relaxing pool, gym, recreation center, and even a Starbucks! Approximately 1,500 students reside on campus in eight residence halls that accommodate different living preferences, including two- and four-room suites. Each residence hall is staffed with a full-time, professional resident director, resident assistants and community leaders. It’s our goal to make you feel right at home at Southeastern!

community enriches campus life

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Visit Southeastern University has a proud and accomplished athletic history, and our best years are still ahead of us! After building one of the top NCCAA athletic programs in the country, we moved to The Sun Conference of the NAIA in 2009 and have continued to develop championship-caliber teams and athletes. Our student-athletes compete year-round to make our university proud and give glory to God.

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Our Fire athletic department has won 13 national championships and annually places athletes on the NCCAA or NAIA All-American teams. SEU’s baseball team was ranked in the top 25 nationally in the NAIA during the 2011 season. Athletic scholarships are available to qualified athletes. Contact the athletic department for more information on recruiting and tryouts.

community cultivates learning

Dr. Emile Hawkins Associate Professor of Leadership Southeastern’s faculty members want to get to know their students on a personal level. Dr. Hawkins makes a point to give his cellphone number to his students in case they need help with class or just want to chat. According to Dr. Hawkins, Southeastern is “our home together.”

“We’re going to challenge the whole person so much so that by the time they graduate from this university, they are so much better than they were when they came here.”

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The Forum Since 2007, The National Leadership Forum has brought together some of the world’s top leadership and business experts on Southeastern’s campus. Under the premise that servant leaders are world-changers, The Forum seeks to instill principles of servant leadership in its participants. Southeastern University students can experience The Forum by taking it as a class, paying to attend as a regular conference-goer, or volunteering for the event. Past speakers have

included President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, Condoleeza Rice, Colin Powell, Jeb Bush, Tony Dungy, Kurt Warner, Franklin Graham, and Dave Ramsey. The 2012 Forum will take place March 8–9.

Honors Program The Honors Program consists of 24–30 hours of advanced study developed for incoming freshmen who have a demonstrated record of academic success prior to the start of their undergraduate studies. Honors Program participants must be

full-time students (taking a minimum of 12 credits per semester) and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.6 while at Southeastern. Benefits: Total $40,000 scholarship ($10,000 per year for four years); attendance at one of SEU’s annual National Leadership Forums. Invitation Requirements ≥1960 SAT, ≥ 30 ACT, ≥ 3.8 GPA Application Requirements 1800–1959 SAT, 27–29 ACT, ≥ 3.8 GPA Deadline: Feb. 1

College of Arts & Sciences Whether you want to direct films, perform on Broadway, or influence lives through counseling, your experience in one of our 20 undergraduate Arts & Sciences programs will be defined by hands-on training. Students display their talents during our annual 180 Film Festival or numerous fine arts performances. They also learn medical skills in our labs or practice behavioral science through internships with local clinics or social work organizations. Just as it is important to put faith into action, our students put their talents and knowledge to action every day.

See for yourself Experience the quality of our programs at one of our visit events noted below the FAQ at the back of the book, or go online to for more information.

College of Business & Legal Studies In the midst of high unemployment, a lack of trust in financial institutions, and stricter government regulations, there is a greater need than ever for innovative business leaders with a strong moral and ethical foundation. Businesspeople with a Biblical worldview have an advantage when it comes to making moral decisions at work. Our professors equip students to become ethical, skillful, and internationally astute leaders - whether they pursue careers in business, government, higher education, or non-profits.

SIFE Students in Free Enterprise You don’t have to be an athlete to compete for a national title at SEU. The past two years, our SIFE team has been one of 160 from around the country to qualify for the SIFE national competition. The team develops community service projects focused on entrepreneurship, market economics, success skills, financial literacy, and business ethics, and then presents those projects in competition. Come help us win a national championship!

College of Christian Ministries & Religion Southeastern has been training and commissioning pastors, missionaries, and other church workers for decades, and you could be the latest to join in that long tradition of service. You will benefit greatly from the exhaustive ministry backgrounds of our dedicated faculty, as well as our partnerships with numerous local churches where you can gain practical experience.

Jerusalem See the Bible Come Alive Our Jerusalem Studies program allows you to walk where Jesus walked, studying Biblical history and Middle Eastern culture in our own beautiful, state-of-the-art facility in the heart of West Jerusalem. The program is open to all Southeastern students and required for College of Christian Ministries & Religion majors. You will earn 15 hours of credit during the semester, which includes five weeks of field study and nine hours of class credit in the Holy Land, as well as six hours of online course work at home. Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of the most significant sites in the Bible!

College of Education More than ever, the world needs Godly teachers willing to teach children the difference between right and wrong, as well as the skills they’ll need to flourish in the classrooms of today and the workplaces of tomorrow. Our professors teach with the conviction that education is ministry. You’ll gain the experience and knowledge you need to push students toward reaching their unique God-given potential, including spending time in a local classroom to polish your skills. And once you’ve finished your undergrad studies, you can enhance your abilities through our graduate programs, which are offered online for maximum flexibility and convenience.

“In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching, show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned.” ~ Titus 2:7–8

SEU Fast Facts



2,867 students 59% female, 41% male 64% from Florida Foreign countries represented:


40 Average GPA:

3.46 Average SAT:

1510 Average ACT:



Contact: call 800.500.8760 online

or 863.667.5018 fax 863.667.5200


Do I have to be a Christian to attend Southeastern? Yes, as a Christ-centered university, Southeastern requires that all students, faculty and staff have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. The university also expects all members of its community to uphold a lifestyle consistent with scripture, with the understanding that we all are sinners saved by grace. Is SEU an accredited university? We are! Southeastern University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges

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of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Southeastern University.

What does it mean that SEU is associated with the Assemblies of God? Southeastern was founded as an Assemblies of God Bible institute in 1935 and has remained a key contributor to the denomination ever since. However, more than half of our student body comes from other denominations. If you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, you will fit right in here at Southeastern.

Take advantage of our convenient visit options and find out why SEU could be Register now the place for you!


Does Southeastern have a Greek community? Well, the Tuscana Ristorante sometimes serves Greek food… but that’s probably not what you mean. SEU does not have any fraternities or sororities on campus. You’ll experience the same sense of belonging and exciting social activities that you would through Greek life through our residential life and student development programs. What are SEU’s most popular majors? Our top-five majors with the largest enrollment in 2010 were Practical Theology, Elementary Education, Human Services, Management, and Psychology.

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