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 National Science Foundation has awarded $999,152 to the Department of Mathematics at Towson University to continue to expand access to STEM programs. The funding will support 14 four-year scholarships for graduating seniors from Baltimore-area high schools and 18 two-year scholarships for students transferring from Harford and Howard community colleges. It will also expand undergraduate research opportunities for sophomore and junior mathematics majors. Kudos to the principal investigators, Lindsey-Kay Lauderdale, Alexei Kolesnikov and Mike O’Leary. Read more »
Dr. Harold Beck, professor of biological Science for his project "Advancing Underrepresented Groups in Authentic STEM Research." Dr. Barry Margulies, professor of biological sciences for his project "Towards More Effective Vaccines." Dr. Jennifer Scot, professor of physics, astronomy & geosciences for her project "TU Physics & Astronomy Teaching Community."
The National Security Agency (NSA) has awarded Computer & Information Sciences Department at Towson University a two-year grant to join the leadership consortium of the National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) Northeast Regional Hub, which includes hundreds of institutions offering cybersecurity programs. With the NSA grant, TU and its partner institutions will work toward the CAE program office’s goals: increasing the number of CAE institutions in the region, encouraging collaboration between the CAEs in the region, boosting the number of HBCU and minority-serving institutions designated as CAEs in the region, and boosting relationships between CAEs and other stakeholders, like employers and K–12 school systems. Read more »