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.
This summer the Honors College has moved out of Stephens Hall and is temporarily located in the Whiting-Turner Construction Trailer while construction is completed on the new Honors College space in the 7800 York Road building, suite 134, opening in August. The WT Trailer is located next to the Towsontown Garage and Residence Tower, and across the street from the Liberal Arts Building. During this temporary relocation the Honors College is maintaining standard operating hours. The Honors lounge is closed over the summer but students with short-term computing needs can contact honors AT_TOWSON about computer usage.
Opportunities for advanced research projects and 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 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 of 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. 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.
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.
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By jumping into clubs and internship opportunities at TU, Rachel Ederer '19 developed a network of friends and mentors.
Saraubi Harrison '19 is going from TU to a dream job at Amazon's Seattle headquarters as a software engineer
Abbie Poindexter '19 is ready for her "dream job" in the NICU at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Move in to your new on-campus home! The Department of Housing & Residence Life will provide details on timing and expectations by email in early August.
Meet new friends, chow down, and relax at this international-themed dinner to kick off Honors Orientation. This program is mandatory for new Honors students and registration is required.
Family members of new Honors students are invited to join Honors staff and parents for a panel-based discussion about supporting your student's growth as a young adult.
A full day of activities, discussion, networking, and relationship-building. Welcome to the TU Honors College! This program is mandatory for new Honors students and registration is required.