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.
Debra Phillips, a nonexempt staff member, was celebrated as an efficient, productive and valued member of the center’s team. Thanks to her efforts, the center has increased the number of lab kits it provides to Maryland’s K–12 schools as part of its science education outreach program—reaching more than 16,000 students. Phillips also serves as a mentor to student interns not only from TU but also from the Biotechnical Institute of Maryland—a nonprofit biotechnology job training program. Read more »
When a visually impaired student told professor emerita Martha Siegel that the long wait time to get a mathematics textbook translated into Braille would lead to a delay in the student’s studies, Siegel decided to act. Alexei Kolesnikov, a professor in the Department of Mathematics, jumped in to help. Kolesnikov is the lead developer for the image processing in the project, which the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) says is “the most difficult problem faced in producing Braille textbooks.” Read more »
The Mathematics Department’s actuarial science & risk management (ASRM) program continues to earn widespread acclaim, with students performing well in international competitions and presenting at professional symposia. Towson University is a Center of Actuarial Excellence (CAE), the highest honor conferred by the Society of Actuaries on colleges and universities. TU is the only school in Maryland to be recognized and is one of only about 36 schools worldwide with that distinction. Schuyler Call, president of TU’s ASRM club and recent graduate says “Employers understand the type of rigor required to get through this program. “I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in math, finance, economics or business and is willing to put in the work.” Read more »