Exceptional Minds. Extraordinary Futures.
The Towson University Honors College is committed to the intellectual and character development of highly engaged undergraduate students. With an emphasis on interdisciplinary study, research and co-curricular experiences, we seek to cultivate inquisitive minds and foster broad knowledge that strengthens students’ scholarly interests, nurtures their talents, develops their sense of ethical responsibility, and enables them to navigate an increasingly complex globalized world.
Apply to the Towson University Honors College through your TU application. Already submitted your TU application? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply to the Honors College through our internal transfer application. This option is only available to students who will have 60 or fewer completed college credits at the end of the fall 2018 academic term.
Opportunities for advanced research projects and theses, study abroad, internships, and service-learning courses offer direct experiential learning shaped by a student’s interests. The experiences and the products resulting from these courses better position students for career opportunities or for graduate school.
Seminars are the core of the Honors curriculum, and each one is designed to explore topics from multiple scholarly points of view. Our discussion-based, collaborative classes examine creative topics that you’ll only find here, in small settings of 10 to 20 students.
Honors faculty represent a range of disciplines and scholarly outlooks. What they share is a passion for teaching and for advancing student learning. Faculty work with students in the Honors College by choice, and they bring to the program examples of intellectual curiosity and professional accomplishment. Most importantly, they are eager to support students who seek opportunities for growth.
Honors courses not only reflect the different disciplines that faculty draw upon in creating the courses but also the different academic perspectives of students within the courses. 97% of Honors seminars contain students from at least four of the six degree-granting colleges at Towson University, offering a rich mix of student ideas seldom found in American higher education.
We are a small community of highly motivated individuals within a large university setting. Honors students are athletes, leaders, and dedicated members of their campus, local, and international communities. Douglass House, the Honors residence hall, is the heart of our community. It’s where you can live, work, and learn with other Honors students in pursuit of your passions with the guidance of faculty and staff.
6:00-8:00 p.m., Douglass MPR
Honors College faculty will provide short presentations on their upcoming seminars and Honors staff will explain the process for completing experiential learning opportunities for Honors credit. Free pizza!
7:00-8:00 p.m., Douglass MPR
Join Rachael Daudelin, the Honors College's resident "schedule nerd" and Student Director, for a short presentation and workshop on building a balanced schedule while answering questions about your long-term academic plan at TU. Followed by office hours from 8:00-10:00 p.m.
4:00-8:00 p.m., Burdick 0133
Come learn what it takes to be a competitive graduate school applicant. A personal statement writing workshop will take place at 4:00 p.m. followed by networking and refreshments with TU alumni currently in or finished with graduate school. At 6:30 p.m. a panel of alumni and graduate school admissions counselors will take questions from the audience. Sponsored by the Career Center, Provost's Office, and the Honors College.
6:00-8:00 p.m., Douglass MPR
This annual event pits students, faculty, and staff against each other in a battle of wits. Come see if you have what it takes to be a Generation Jeopardy champion!