Honors College

Exceptional Minds. Extraordinary Futures.

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.

We Have a new home!

The Honors College is on the move!

The Honors College has moved out of Stephens Hall and into our new home in the 7800 York Road building, suite 134. The 7800 York Road building is located along York Road between the Administration Building and the under-construction Science Complex, and next to the Glen Parking Garage. Please visit us in our new home!

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

Distinguished Scholarships & Internships


5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Douglass MPR

Distinguished scholarships are highly competitive awards available to students nationally and sometimes globally. Learn more about programs that take place during your undergraduate years at this event. Snacks provided!

Critical Language Scholarship Writing Workshop


11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 7800 York Road 134

Revise your essay drafts for the Critical Language Scholarship before you submit your application.

Honors Scheduling Night: Registration 101


8:00 - 9:30 p.m., Douglass MPR

Registration is only days away! Come by with any questions or concerns you have about scheduling for spring 2020. Our Student Directors will be here to give advice and help you prepare for scheduling success. Free pizza!

Sophomore Soups


6:30 - 8:30 pm.m, Douglass MPR

Enjoy homemade soups from the Honors College staff and learn about opportunities specifically for sophomores.