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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Dr. Brian Fath Wins Prigogine Medal for Work on Ecological Systems
Professor Brian Fath has been awarded the 2016 Prigogine Medal, given each year to a leading scientist in the field of ecological systems. Fath is one of 12 scientists from eight different countries to have won the award since its creation in 2004. The award ceremony will occur on July 13, 2016 at the University of Alicante in Spain. Read more »
Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences Honored for Leadership in Physics Teacher Preparation
The Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics physics teacher preparation efforts were recognized by the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC), which included TU as one of its initial inductees into “The 5+ Club,” a group of institutions that has graduated five or more physics teachers in a given year. Read more »
Three Fisher College Professors Earn USM Regents’ Awards
Dr. Matthew Hemm and Dr. Jane Wolfson, both in the Department of Biology, won awards for mentoring and public service, respectively. Dr. Rommel Miranda, a physics professor, won his award for teaching. TU President Kim Schatzel said “One of our strengths as a university is our outstanding faculty and the tremendous work they do teaching and mentoring our students. The Regents' Faculty Awards represent the highest honor bestowed by the Board of Regents to recognize exemplary faculty achievement, and we could not be more proud of our 2016 honorees.” Read more »