In Fall 2009 Salem College began a unique and exciting academic venture: the new Salem Signature. The Salem Signature is Salem's general education program, a core of required academic experiences that introduces students to the liberal arts and supports the development of such academic skills as critical thinking, writing, oral communication, and the use of technology for communicating ideas and information. This innovative program provides students with a comprehensive liberal arts core over their four years, using a variety of courses that will instill in students Salem's core values: excellence, community, and responsibility to one's self and to the world.
The Salem faculty have joined with new students in the Fleer center for Adult Education as we initiate the new Salem Signature.
Dr. Gary Ljungquist, Director of the Salem Signature
After Fall 2009
When you enter Salem College as a degree-seeking student, you will automatically become part of a unique program that has been designed for you: the Salem Signature Program.
This program allows you to experience your general education courses - courses that you will be required to take outside your major - in new and exciting ways, resulting in a broader and richer educational experience for you and better preparation to enter graduate school, excel in the workforce and lead in community life. Furthermore, the program helps you accomplish this while taking into account your unique needs as an adult (ages 23 and over) student.
The Salem Signature program produces creative thinkers and effective communicators, confident women and men who are prepared to change the world.
A characteristic of the Salem Signature Program is that you have many opportunities to work closely with faculty in small classes that will challenge you to develop skills and knowledge that will serve you in your future endeavors.
How it Works
The Salem Signature Program is divided into two components: interdisciplinary and disciplinary courses. These courses provide a liberal arts core for your years of study at Salem and support the development of your academic skills. Your choices from among these opportunities depend upon the degree towards which you are working.