Undergraduate education is the cornerstone of our mission. Salem State University's undergraduate programs are grounded in the tradition of a strong core in the liberal arts and sciences. Additionally, we provide our students with the competencies and knowledge necessary for a variety of professional fields. Salem State University is a learner-centered institution that prepares its students to attend graduate school or to achieve success in just about every career imaginable. Whether students are in transition from high school or adult learners seeking educational and professional development, undergraduate education at Salem State prepares them to not only contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society, but to serve as resources to advance the region's cultural, social and economic development.
The residential community at Salem State University is a place where learning and development occur through academic initiatives, leadership opportunities, programming, and the efforts of the residence life staff. A true Salem State experience involves more than going to classes and earning a diploma. Life in the residence halls includes involvement in groups and organizations, participating in community service activities, connecting with faculty, attending athletic events, and learning about cultures and lifestyles different from your own.