Explore. Experiment. Apply. Practice. The Fisher College of Science and Mathematics offers excellent undergraduate and post-baccalaureate graduate programs combining the latest theory with real-world experience.
Towson nurtures innovators armed with the knowledge and skills to solve complex problems in the rapidly changing science and technology sectors. Our distinctive, student-oriented teaching and learning environment will give you the theoretical foundation and advanced competencies employers, professional schools and graduate programs demand.
Best of Both Worlds
The college sits on Towson’s beautiful, walkable campus, housing state-of-the-art facilities, labs and equipment that you would expect of a big university. While small classes and faculty committed to mentorship and student success ensure that you won’t get lost in the crowd.
Towson is located in the Baltimore/Washington corridor. The region is rich in high-tech companies and government research facilities in need of well-prepared graduates in science and mathematics.
We know that the optimal way to learn science is by doing science. That’s why the college is dedicated to providing opportunities for mentored research, independent study, internships and honors programs. Students run experiments in laboratories, engage with the environment through field studies, conduct research and receive training in state-of-the-art instrumentation.
Through internships and research experiences, majors in the college gain practical workplace know-how that often leads directly to employment upon graduation.
Our faculty are distinguished teachers, scholars and practicing scientists and mathematicians. They pride themselves on a high level of interaction with students in the classroom, the laboratory and the field. The college is a research intensive environment where students work alongside faculty conducting applied and basic research leading to the expansion of knowledge, important discoveries and new products and processes that benefit the scientific community and society.
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Nathan McNew is Towson University's Second Projext NeXT Fellow
As a fellow of the yearlong cohort, Nathan McNew, assistant professor of mathematics, will participate in a Project NExT workshop; Mathfest, the summer meetings of the MAA; and other workshops and sessions throughout the year that will explore and discuss issues that are relevant to beginning faculty. Read more »
Fisher College Experiment could Affect Newton's Second Law of Motion
Push something with twice as much force, and it accelerates twice as quickly, right? This fact of life is at the heart of physics in the form of Newton’s Second Law of Motion, F = ma (force equals mass times acceleration). But what if it isn’t true for small accelerations? What if force at small accelerations is actually proportional not to acceleration but to acceleration squared? Read more »
Wendy Nelson Wants to Know How Earthquakes and Volcanoes Get Started
Students learn in elementary school how volcanoes erupt and how earthquakes shake the ground when one tectonic plate is thrust under another, a process called subduction. Towson University assistant professor of physics, astronomy, and geoscience Wendy Nelson wants to know an even more fundamental “how:” how does subduction get started? Read more »