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James H. Gilliam, Jr. College of Liberal Arts

Welcome to the James H. Gilliam, Jr. College of Liberal Arts!

The James H. Gilliam, Jr. College of Liberal Arts has a two-fold mission. Through its general education offerings, the College provides the foundation for all student learning at the University by assisting in the development of students' critical and analytical skills, foundational oral and written skills in both English and other world languages, and awareness of the global forces that have shaped, and continue to shape, the modern world. In its major programs, the College aspires to provide high-quality, student-focused teaching and research opportunities in communication and media studies, the humanities, the fine and performing arts and the social sciences. The College's programs should both instill in its majors an appreciation for liberal learning and prepare students for the professions and/or for advanced academic study.


Department of Economics

The economics program seeks to provide first-class educational opportunity for students from diverse backgrounds

Department of English & Language Arts

The Department of English and Language Arts invites you to join us in helping tomorrow's leaders, thinkers, writers and scholars get to where they want to be.

Department of Fine & Performing Arts

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Morgan State University is a vibrant and exciting part of the College of Liberal Arts.

Department of History, Geography, and Museum Studies

The discipline of History offers students the analytic and critical thinking skills they can take into any profession.

Morgan State / Coppin State University Army ROTC: The Bear Battalion

Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) is one of the best leadership courses in the country and can be a part of your college curriculum.

Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Morgan State University offers instruction in the history of philosophy, pre-law philosophy courses, and religious studies.

Department of Political Science & International Studies

The Department of Political Science & International Studies prepares students with the skills that are necessary for them to excel in graduate and law schools.

Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology offers a Bachelor of Science and a minor in Psychology, and Certificate, Master's, and Ph.D. degrees in Psychometrics.

Department of Sociology & Anthropology

We seek to provide our majors with the latest sociological tools (knowledge and research skills) which will enable them to positively change their environments, including their local communities, the nation, and the world.

Department of World Languages & International Studies

The study of World Languages & International Studies and cultures truly responds to national and international needs.

Behavioral & Social Science Center

The BSSC is committed to supporting the educational and personal growth of our students with the unwavering support of our productive faculty and dedicated educators who are committed to providing opportunities for our diverse student population.

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James H. Gilliam, Jr. College of Liberal Arts

Dr. M'bare N'gom, Dean
Martin D. Jenkins Hall  •  Behavioral & Social Sciences Center
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, Suite 223  •  Baltimore, MD 21251

P: 443-885-3090  •  E:

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