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College of Liberal Arts

Philosophy & Objectives

The mission of The College of Liberal Arts, consistent with that of Morgan State University, is to offer high-quality academic programs and to promote effective student-centered teaching and learning, outstanding student achievement, cutting-edge faculty research and scholarship, and broad-ranging service to the professions and the community.

The College is a learning community of productive and committed educators that provides a gateway of opportunity for a multi-racial, culturally diverse student population, and it works in close partnership with them toward achieving excellence in liberal learning, in training for the professions, in preparation for advanced study and in training for leadership and service in the community, especially the urban communities of the state, nation and world. Consistent with Morgan's classification as a doctoral research university, the College is strongly committed to basic and applied research and to creative activities in all areas, especially those in which it offers graduate degrees; and it strongly emphasizes the integration of research and scholarly activities into enhancing all aspects of undergraduate and graduate education. Although Morgan is a research university, the College maintains a strong commitment to effective teaching and to providing a supportive environment for learning and for student success.

The College of Liberal Arts offers a corps of educational programs and services that emphasize the following core values and components of learning: broad-based knowledge in the chosen fields of study, the spirit of independent inquiry and evaluation, self-awareness, value formation, a global perspective, a devotion to service, a commitment to problem-solving, a capacity for leadership, a commitment to life-long learning, and high levels of competency in written and oral communication, scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical analysis and reasoning, and technological and information literacy.

In all respects, the College of Liberal Arts is engaged in The Passionate Pursuit of Excellence.