Explore. Experiment. Apply. Practice. The Fisher College of Science and Mathematics offers excellent undergraduate and graduate programs combining the latest theory with real-world experience.
Towson University nurtures innovators armed with the knowledge and skills to solve complex problems in the rapidly changing science and technology sectors. Our distinctive, student-oriented teaching and learning environment will give you the theoretical foundation and advanced competencies employers, professional schools and graduate programs demand.
Fisher College sits on TU’s beautiful, walkable campus, housing state-of-the-art facilities, labs and equipment that you would expect of a big university. While small classes and faculty committed to mentorship and student success ensure that you won’t get lost in the crowd.
Towson University is located in the Baltimore/Washington corridor. The region is rich in high-tech companies and government research facilities in need of well-prepared graduates in science and mathematics.
We know that the optimal way to learn science is by doing science. That’s why the college is dedicated to providing opportunities for mentored research, independent study, internships and honors programs. Students run experiments in laboratories, engage with the environment through field studies, conduct research and receive training in state-of-the-art instrumentation.
Through internships and research experiences, majors in the college gain practical workplace know-how that often leads directly to employment upon graduation.
Our faculty are distinguished teachers, scholars and practicing scientists and mathematicians. They pride themselves on a high level of interaction with students in the classroom, the laboratory and the field. The college is a research-intensive environment where students work alongside faculty conducting applied and basic research leading to the expansion of knowledge, important discoveries and new products and processes that benefit the scientific community and society.
The Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences has received $1 million from by retired physics professor and former department chair Eddie Loh, Ph.D. — the largest planned faculty gift in the university’s history — to fund scholarships for Towson University physics students. Dr. Loh said, “Most students who come to TU have to work hard to afford it. I’ve seen some students who had to drop out because of finances. I thought, ‘I am going to help them.’” Read more »
Dr. Joel Moore, associate professor of geology, has received a grant totaling more than $400,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to participate in a nationwide study of the Earth's critical zone, connected to a $4.75 million multi-institutional research project that is among the first to study the critical zone in urban settings. This grant will allow Dr. Moore to hire two graduate assistants and one undergraduate student per year of work. Read more »
The Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences in the Fisher College of Science & Mathematics at Towson University was recently accepted into the American Physical Society’s Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Alliance (APS-IDEA). Membership in the alliance signifies that the TU physics department has demonstrated a commitment to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion and has outlined a plan to meet those goals. Read more »