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

Stay Connected to the Honors College

Subscribe now to get the Honors College Weekly! The Honors College Weekly provides news, events and resources for all members of the Honors College community. Email honors@towson.edu to join the distribution list. Please note: the Honors College Weekly is not distributed during the summer.

Spring New Student Orientation


6:-00 - 8:00 p.m., YR 131

New Honors students explore the Honors College, learn more about resources and academix expectations, and start building a meaningful TU Honors experience. Honors Orientation is mandatory for all new Honors students, who will be sent a registration link in their acceptance letter.

First Honors College Leadership Council Meeting


8:00 p.m., Douglass House MPR

HCLC meets every other Monday in the Douglass MPR. Join the programming, marketing, or service committees. Snacks provided.

First Honorables of Color Meeting


8:00 p.m., Douglass House MPR

Honorables of Color's organizational goals are as follows: to celebrate and uplift Students of Color within the Honors College; to connect, listen, and learn from each other; to help each other and the community. HOC meets bi-weekly on Mondays at 8 pm in the Douglass MPR on the opposite weeks of HCLC.

Frederick Douglass' Birthday Bash


8:00 p.m., Douglass MPR

HCLC, HOC, and the Douglass Building Council are teaming up to celebrate the Honors Community building's namesake. stop by for food and information about his life.