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The Associate of Applied Science in Technology: A cutting-edge educational experience

Technology has advanced at an exponential rate over the past few years, and as such students seeking a career in that field must be well prepared to deal with those changes. To that end, Missouri State University-West Plains offers the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Technology, to prepare students for an ever-changing field that fosters the advancement of an…

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The Associate of Arts in General Studies: a rewarding gateway to your academic future!

The Associate of Arts (AA) in General Studies is considered the flagship degree program at Missouri State University-West Plains for many reasons. First and foremost, it allows area students to complete their general education requirements close to home before transferring to Missouri State University-Springfield or another institution to complete a bachelor’s degree. “When we go to events like High School…

Child and family development student Cory Neal interacts with young students at The Learning Tree.

Child and Family Development: Helping to build and nurture a positive future

  If you like working directly with children and families to help make a difference in their lives, the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Child and Family Development offered at Missouri State University-West Plains might be the degree program for you.   “The AAS in Child and Family Development (CFD) prepares students to work in a wide range of human service…

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Computer Graphics and Programming: For those with a passion for game creation.

Want to help shape the future of gaming? A great way to learn the basics is through the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Computer Graphics and Programming (CGP) degree offered at Missouri State University-West Plains. “We provide students the opportunity to get in and learn about game art, programming and design so they can find their passion before they…

Tresa Ryan teaching a HIT class.

Health Information Technology: A diversified learning experience with many potential career options

Looking for a degree that will prepare you for a wide variety of job opportunities? Look no further than the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Health Information Technology (HIT). “Health Information Technology is an ever-evolving field,” HIT Director Tresa Ryan said. “Some degrees only train you to do one thing, but HIT opens many doors in the health care…

BIO 197: Leatherback Sea Turtle Ecology

Study Away Program Costa Rica 2016 The Leatherback Sea Turtle Ecology was nine days short-term study abroad program focused on the environmental and cultural characteristics of Costa Rica. This year, seven students participated in this great experience. From West Plains campus were Dalton Swindle, Stephanie Dildine, Alec Moeller and Hanna Burris. From Springfield campus were Margo Méndez, Kayla Johnson and…

The Taj Mahal - one of the Seven Wonders of the World

India: Encountering and Contesting Development

The program attempted to expose students to the diversity that India constitutes in terms of the world¹s richest and poorest sharing the same space and the most vibrant democratic practices co-existing with feudal, casteist, and religious ones. At Missouri State University we emphasize on public affairs mission which broadly translates into articulation of these learned cultural values into capabilities to…

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Marine Education Fellowship in Costa Rica

The Marine Education Fellowship (MEF) in Costa Rica was a trip focused on Biology Teachers/Instructors that are directing study away programs in their schools. The group was comprised by fifteen teachers and two EPI instructors. During this seven days trip we were able to learn about tropical ecosystems (marine and terrestrial). First day, we stablished the objectives and goals for…