Honors College

Exceptional Minds. Extraordinary Futures.

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Contacting the Honors College

In response to COVID-19, Towson University is open with limited services. Although you cannot visit the Honors College, we are still available during normal business hours by email at . We look forward to hearing from you.

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.

Five reasons to choose the Towson University Honors College:

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Enriched Seminar Classes

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.

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Outstanding Faculty

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.

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Perspectives from Multiple Disciplines

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.

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Community Engagement

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 residential learning community, is where you can live, work, and learn with other Honors students in pursuit of your passions with the guidance of faculty and staff.

News & Events

Last Day of Summer Session I


All Day, Online

Good luck on your final exams!

Summer Session II


All Day, Online

All TU summer courses and sessions will be held in a remote learning format, with some exceptions. With approval from the Office of the Provost, research activities, clinical activities, and internships may resume for the second summer session, provided proper social distancing and adherence to federal and state health and safety guidelines can be demonstrated.

Honors Orientation



Registration for Honors Orientation is currently on hold while the University determines its plans for residential move-in and Welcome to TU programming. Incoming Honors students will receive an email when Honors Orientation registration is open.

First Day of the Fall 2020 term


All Day

Fall 2020 courses begin. Welcome incoming freshmen and transfer students!