Established in 1888 as Salem College, Salem University has a tradition of academic excellence and innovation. The beautiful 100-acre campus is nestled in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia. The campus offers student housing and traditional campus clubs and activities.
Salem offers master's, bachelor’s and associate’s degree programs as well as post-master's certificate programs in a wide array of subject areas and specializations.
Undergraduate and graduate degree programs at Salem generally require successful completion of a set ofliberal arts foundation courses that includes English, mathematics, natural sciences, social andbehavioral sciences, and the humanities. The fundamental roles of these general educationcourses are to:
In addition students are expected to gain the following competencies:
Consistent with and in support of the Mission, most undergraduate students will complete severalgeneral education courses that focus on global information and perspectives.
Most programs of study offer additional recommended courses that are meant to expandstudents’ knowledge, skills, and abilities in support of their major
The goals of the University are to:
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