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Applied Liberal Studies

Applied Liberal Studies

COVID-19 Response

As a response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) the Applied Liberal Studies program will be operating remotely from an off-campus location. Our on-campus offices will remain closed until further notice. You may still contact our main office by calling 443.885.2131 during regular business hours or by emailing We remain committed to providing the tools that students need to be successful. 

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Liberal Studies is an exciting new degree program at Morgan State University. Applied Liberal Studies affords students the flexibility to create a unique program of study that is aligned with their personal, professional, and academic goals.

In addition to a flexible program of study, students complete an in-depth internship/community service/external experience. Through this "real world" experience students have the opportunity to apply what they have learned in their Morgan coursework. In this external experience student practice and hone their critical thinking, communication, and discipline-specific skills.

Being able to apply their learning in a new setting affords the student the opportunity to gain valuable real-world experience before graduation. Students connect their external experience and within-the-classroom experience through advisement and APLS 490. This connection making or, integrative learning, helps students develop 21st-century thinking skills that they will need to be successful in an ever-changing job market.