Towson University is located in Maryland's Piedmont province near the fall zone. The campus sits atop the 1.1 billion year old Baltimore Gneiss, which underlies much of the Baltimore area. The campus is also bisected by Towson Run, which drains into Lake Roland and is part of the Jones Falls watershed. Towson Run's own watershed encompasses much of the Towson area north of Lake Avenue. We are located on the 4th Floor of Smith Hall, overlooking a branch of Towson Run and the scenic natural area of Towson's Campus known as "The Glen.”
Campus is within an easy day's drive of many important geological features: the Chesapeake Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Blue Ridge, Valley and Ridge, and Allegheny Plateau provinces of the Eastern U.S. Our location offers students countless opportunities to observe the results of major geological events of the past and to study the processes currently shaping the surface of our Earth.