Exceptional Minds. Extraordinary Futures.
The Towson University Honors College is committed to undergraduate students’ intellectual and character development. With an emphasis on interdisciplinary study, research and co-curricular experiences, we seek to cultivate flexible minds and foster broad knowledge that strengthens students’ scholarly interests, nurtures their talents, develops their sense of ethical responsibility and enables them to navigate a globalized world.
Opportunities for advanced research projects, theses, study abroad, internships, and service-learning courses offer direct experiential learning shaped by a student’s interests. The experiences and the products resulting from these courses better position students for career opportunities or for graduate school.
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 – 10 to 20 students.
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.
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. 95% of Honors seminars contain students from at least five of the six degree-granting colleges at Towson University, offering a rich mix of student ideas seldom found in American higher education.
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 residence hall, is the heart of our community. It’s where you can live, work, and learn with other Honors students in pursuit of your passions with the guidance of faculty and staff.
Honors College faculty will provide short presentations on their upcoming seminars. Free pizza!
Water shortages are now affecting half the world’s population, disrupting food and energy security as well as urban water supplies in many cities. The overuse of water and associated drying of rivers, lakes, and aquifers has become a leading cause of freshwater species imperilment. Climate change forecasts foretell even greater challenges in many water-scarce regions. These threats to our water future can be ameliorated, but it will require bold and concerted action on the part of governments, city leaders, and farmers. This presentation will highlight the key solutions that must be implemented. Co-sponsored with the College of Liberal Arts.
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Join the Honors College to visit the Cherry Blossom Parade, a Japanese Culture Festival, the National Building Museum for the exhibit on the book EVICTED, and more! The trip is free but some optional excursions may require a small fee. Click to register.
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Big Event at TU is a student-run service effoft with the purpose of saying "thank you" to the Towson community. Honors Helping Hands is putting together a team. Register by March 30 to participate with HHH by clicking here.