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.
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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Soumia Bekka '19 gained valuable career experience through a summer internship at St. Jude
Kai Johnson '19 parlayed her research and internship experiences into a job offer at Morgan Stanley before her senior year
Faculty mentors and research experiences at TU prepared Erin Campbell '18 for a Ph.D. program in cognitive neuroscience.
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.
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.
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.
Good luck on your final exams!