Many departments at the University offer students the ability to complete a Departmental Honors Program. Students interested in participating in a Departmental Honors program are encouraged to meet with the Department Honors faculty coordinator, departmental chair, or Honors College representative preferably during their first year at Towson University.
Departments with Honors programs list requirements in the catalog under the individual major departments. Students accepted into a Departmental Honors Program must complete the requirements listed in the catalog for their major. Most departments require that students complete 9 credits in Advanced Content, Directed Readings, and an Honors Thesis, but some departments may offer other options, such as an extensive design project. The thesis/project culminates in a final presentation before a three-member committee and the thesis adviser and is open to the public. A completed, signed copy of the thesis/project must be submitted to the Honors College no later than two weeks before graduation. When the Honors College receives the thesis/project, the appropriate designation appears on your diploma and final transcript.
More information about the Departmental Honors Program is found in the handbook and on the forms below. The Departmental Honors Coordinator is listed for each Departmental Honors Program below.