Points of Pride

Rooted in the distinct Moravian commitment to education, Salem's core values are learning grounded in the pursuit of excellence, in community and in responsibility to self and the world. The traditions of the early Moravians continue to play an important role in the life of the College.


Believing that women deserved an education comparable to that given men -- a radical view for that era -- the Moravians began a school for girls in 1772. In 1802, it became a boarding school for girls and young women; in 1866, it was renamed Salem Female Academy. Salem began granting college degrees in the 1890s.

Location & Contact

Salem College

601 South Church Street

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

United States

Office of Admissions

Degrees Offered

Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Pre-Professional and Certificate Programs

Areas of Study

  • Accounting
  • Art History
  • Art/Studio
  • Biology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Chemistry
  • Communication/Journalism
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • French
  • Global Studies/International Relations
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • International Business
  • Kinesiology/Exercise Science
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Technology
  • Multicultural and Diversity Studies
  • Multidisciplinary Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Women's/Gender Studies