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 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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Antiviral mold research grows into endowed chair honor
Dr. Keith Reber was awarded for his work on antiviral medication, which included the supervision of the lab research of two Honors students.
Honors Physics Students take 8th graders "back to the future"
TU students visited Immaculate Conception School to teach science concepts in fun ways.
Four TU alums are among Maryland's best teachers and educators
Honors alum Brendan Gallagher '03 was named Carroll County's "Teacher of the Year."
8:00 am West Village Commons
Meet your fellow incoming Honors students, learn more about your academic and co-curricular experience as a member of the Honors College, and start your college experience right! Breakfast and lunch provided. This session is mandatory, and registration is required.
Study Abroad Fair
11:00 am University Union, Potomac Lounge
Learn about study abroad opportunities and chat with Honors advisors about how to earn Honors credit for studying abroad
Celebration of Scholarship and Learning
TBD, West Village Commons
Join us to celebrate the research and elective experiences of our Honors students, and learn how to seek out and develop your own academic challenges. Breakfast provided.
Fall Undergraduate Open Houses
OCTOBER 29, NOVEMBER 4, 5, 11, 12
9:00 a.m. University Union
Open Houses are a great opportunity to learn everything TU, and what the university can be for you. Take advantage of this opportunity to see if the Honors experience is one for you.