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.
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How to Effectively Communicate your Honors College Experience
6:00 p.m., WC 304
Come hear from industry professionals, Honors College alumni, and the Career Center about how to market your unique Honors College experiences both on your resume and in interviews. Registration required; click here for more details.
Distinguished Scholarships Interest Meeting
5:00 p.m., UU 315 and 316
Interested in applying for competitive scholarship or fellowship programs such as the Rhodes or Fulbright? Come learn what it takes. All students are welcome to this program regardless of major or year. Registration required; click here for more details.
Spring Open Houses
MAY 5 & 6
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., University Union
High school juniors are invited to meet Honors College faculty, staff, and current students to learn more about our program and its benefits, and how Honors can fit in with their academic pursuits. The Honors College participates in the Explore Our Majors fair in the morning and will host two information sessions in the late morning/early afternoon. Registration is required; click here for more details.
Honors College Convocation
1:00 p.m., UU Chesapeake Ballrooms
Honors College graduates will be individually recognized at this ceremony and will receive their Honors College certificate and medallion. Graduates were emailed the registration link. Registration required by April 15.