General Education Curriculum

In May 2013, university governance unanimously approved the new general education curriculum as presented by the President’s Advisory Committee on the Core Curriculum (PACCC).

Led by a dedicated committee of faculty, librarians and staff representing all disciplines and areas, the new general education curriculum reflects input from hundreds of members of our campus community and includes competencies in written communication, oral communication, personal growth and responsibility, creative expression and appreciation, world cultures, the human past, contemporary society, scientific reasoning, quantitative reasoning and a First Year Seminar. 

Effective fall 2014, the new general educational curriculum represents a major step forward for Salem State University and will provide our students with a rigorous liberal arts foundation that is tied to a 21st century world.