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.

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

Smoothie Saturday


11:00 a.m-1:00 p.m., Douglass House Lobby

The Honors Parents Council is back with their Smoothie Saturday program. Enjoy delicious smoothies prepared by Honors parents right in the Douglass lobby.

Honors Convocation

May 12

1:00-4:00 p.m., Stephens Hall Theatre

Honors College graduating seniors will be invited to attend this special ceremony. Each invited student can bring up to two guests. Light fare will be served following the formal portion of the event. Seniors will be sent registration information via email soon.

Caffeine, Cookies, and Confidence

MAY 13

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

The Honors College Leadership Council's traditional program to get students ready for finals returns. Stop by for snacks, caffeine, craft-making, or just to relax.

Final Exam Period

May 15-21

On campus

Good luck on your final exams!