Exceptional Minds. Extraordinary Futures.
The Honors College has sent out all decision letters for fall 2017 admission.
The Towson University Honors College is committed to undergraduate students’ intellectual and character development. With an emphasis on interdisciplinary study, research and co-curricular experiences, we seek to cultivate flexible minds and foster broad knowledge that strengthens students’ scholarly interests, nurtures their talents, develops their sense of ethical responsibility and enables them to navigate a globalized world.
Here are five reasons to choose Towson University Honors:
Emphasis on Experiential Learning
Honors students are encouraged to engage in advanced research projects and experiential learning through study abroad, internships and service learning. These experiences are driven by student inquiry, action-based learning and better position Honors students for successful careers and post-graduate study in a globalized world.
Enriching Seminar Classes
Seminars are the core of the Honors curriculum and each one is designed to explore topics from multiple scholarly points of view. Honors classes have an average of 12 to 20 students, are discussion-based, collaborative and examine creative topics that are only taught in the Honors College.
The Honors College has talented professors who love to inspire students. Outstanding teachers, prominent researchers, authors and scholars offer insights in their fields of study. Honors faculty represent a range of academic disciplines and are among the most innovative at Towson University.
Variety of Perspectives
Our community connects exceptional students who share a passion for learning. Students in every major are members of the Honors College therefore, Honors courses and co-curricular programs are interdisciplinary experiences that push students outside of their academic and interpersonal comfort zones.
We are a small community of like-minded individuals within a large university setting. Honors students are athletes, they are leaders of student organizations and dedicated members of campus, local and international communities. Outside of the classroom, the heart of Honors is in Douglass House, the Honors residence hall. Here, our students live, work and learn together in pursuit of their passions with the guidance of faculty and staff.
News & Events
Stay Connected to the Honors College
Celebrating the first day of spring with news of a pollinator garden on campus
EMF students create winning audio and video PSAs
Research spotlight on...John Sivey
5:30 p.m., Douglass MPR
Thinking about what courses you want to take next semester? Meet Honors professors for fall 2017, hear them pitch why you should take their seminar, and have the chance to ask them questions. Free pizza will be served.
Honors Semi-Formal Dance
8 p.m., Potomac Lounge, University Union
Come join Honors students to dance the night away at the annual semi-formal dance. Music, performances, and the company of friends make this one of the best events of the year. All Honors students and their guests are welcome to attend. Click to register
Light City Baltimore Bus Trip
4-9 p.m. (Bus leaves from West Village)
Check out the internationally-acclaimed Light City festival, with a optional events like artist talks and visits to historic sites and the National Aquarium! This trip is free and open to all Honors College students (some costs for optional events). Click to register.
APRIL 7 & 8
9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., SECU Arena
Admitted students are welcome to meet other students who've been admitted to the Honors College, and learn more about our program and its benefits. Those who register in advance will receive invitations to an Honors College Breakfast before the main TU4U program begins. Click here to register to TU4U.