Exceptional Minds. Extraordinary Futures.
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.
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Students joining the Honors College for the spring 2017 semester are invited to kick off the semester with an orientation session to meet their fellow students and Honors staff, and learn more about navigating the curriculum and making the most of their Honors experience.
Spring Celebration of Scholarship and Learning
The Celebration of Scholarship and Learning provides an opportunity to recognize outstanding Honors students who have conducted research, studied abroad, or pursued internships in the past semester.
Honors Semi-Formal Dance
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.
APRIL 7 & 8
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.