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.
Registration for Honors Orientation for all incoming students for the fall 2018 term is now open! Orientation will take place on the evening of Wednesday, August 22 and all day on Thursday, August 23. Attendance is mandatory for all incoming students.
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.
Best of luck on your final exams!
Incoming Honors students who elect to live on campus will be scheduled to move in early on Wednesday, August 22. Housing & Residence Life will provide details on move-in weekend in early August.
Honors Orientation is a required program designed to introduce incoming students to the foundations of undergraduate honors education at Towson University and allow incoming students to connect with each other prior to the start of their first term.
Welcome to TU is a series of events for all new students to Towson University to acclimate to campus and connect with other students. This series is organized by the office of New Student & Family Programs, not the Honors College.