Salem University

Introduction

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.

A Proud History Built on Academic Tradition

Salem offers bachelor’s and associate’s degree programs in Biology, Business Administration, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Education, Information Technology, and Nursing.

Undergraduate degree programs at Salem generally require successful completion of a set of liberal arts foundation courses that include English, mathematics, natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities. The fundamental roles of these general education courses are to:

  • Support the Mission of the University.
  • Emphasize the liberal arts, which are directed to general intellectual growth and development.
  • Integrate the various disciplines.
  • Offer philosophical, ethical, social, historical, literary, or aesthetic components.
  • Provide the tools and concepts for analyzing culture and society in an international context.
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In addition, students are expected to gain the following competencies:

  • Writing, listening, and speaking skills
  • Critical thinking ability
  • Quantitative and technological proficiencies
  • Decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • International and multicultural awareness
  • Leadership and citizenship skills

Consistent with and in support of the Mission, most undergraduate students will complete several general education courses that focus on global information and perspectives.

Most programs of study offer additional recommended courses that are meant to expand students’ knowledge, skills, and abilities in support of their major.


The goals of the University are to:

  • Provide effective educational experiences;
  • Design and maintain a unique environment conducive to developing an international citizen;
  • Select, support, and develop human resources consistent with excellence in leadership, scholarship, and work and life skills;
  • Improve student learning, facilitate improvements in teaching, and corroborate institutional effectiveness.

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Mission Statement

The Mission of Salem University is to prepare global citizens with broad knowledge, marketable professional skills, and the ability to make decisions with integrity and an international perspective.


Goals of the University

The goals of the University are to:

  • Provide effective educational experiences;
  • Design and maintain a unique environment conducive to developing an international citizen;
  • Select, support, and develop human resources consistent with excellence in leadership, scholarship, and work and life skills; and
  • Improve student learning, facilitate improvements in teaching, and corroborate institutional effectiveness.

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Locations

Salem

Address
West Main Street,223
26426 Salem, West Virginia, USA

Carmel

Address
West Carmel Drive,615
46032 Carmel, Indiana, USA