Science Complex

TU's home for scientific research and discovery.

The Science Complex is the largest academic building on Towson University's campus. Located along York Road just south of historic Stephens Hall, it supports modern scientific research and instruction with:

  • 50 teaching laboratories
  • 30 research laboratories
  • 50 classrooms
  • 10 collaborative student spaces
  • 8 lecture halls 
  • 1 outdoor classroom leading into the Glen Arboretum

The heart of the five-story, 320,000 square-foot complex is a multistory atrium located at its center. The atrium offers ample seating and work space for students to collaborate and study, as well as theater-style seating for presentations and events. The atrium connects to a Student Success Center that supports all TU students with resources and tools to succeed.

In addition to the classrooms and labs inside the building, the complex contains an outdoor classroom overlooking the Glen Arboretum, a 10-acre wooded area adjacent to the academic core. The complex was intentionally designed to connect to the forest, making the Glen an educational extension of the building and a hub of scientific exploration.

The Science Complex also has a rain garden for storm water remediation, as well as a planetarium, observatory, rooftop greenhouse, museum and vivarium. 

Supporting the Science Complex

With your support, Towson University’s Science Complex will unleash tremendous opportunity. We invite you to join us in the Towson University Vision for Tomorrow—a dynamic new public/private collaboration dedicated to supporting an interdisciplinary Science Complex at TU. For information about naming opportunities in the Science Complex, contact Sarah Metzgar, Director of Major Gifts, at 410-704-3902 or .

About the Fisher College

The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the physical, mathematical, computational and life sciences, with an emphasis on student success through improving student retention, persistence and time-to-graduation. The Fisher College promotes a wide range of opportunities for authentic research experiences for all undergraduates. The college is the home of numerous STEM education and outreach programs including Towson UTeach-Towson’s path to becoming a high school science or mathematics teachers.