The Honors College provides challenging opportunities for the most highly qualified
and motivated students seeking intellectual and personal growth. Students in the Honors
College pursue majors in every academic discipline at Towson University and complete
Core Curriculum requirements in addition to Honors requirements.
Why Should You Choose the Honors College?
The central goal of an Honors education at Towson University is an enhanced undergraduate
experience. We believe that motivated students benefit from:
Close contact with accomplished faculty
Collaborative and interdisciplinary learning with other promising students
Small, discussion-based seminars or one-on-one instruction
Knowledge production through individual research experiences; and
Engagement with internships, foreign study and campus or community service
What Kinds of Courses Are Part of the Honors Academic Experience?
Honors College students choose from a wide variety of specially-designed Honors courses,
Honors College seminars — original topics based on an instructor's area of interest that incorporate independent
Honors enhanced courses — special sections of already existing and highly demanded courses at Towson University
Honors electives — options include independent study, internships, directed readings, a thesis, study
abroad or a capstone experience.
How Do I Maintain Good Standing in the Honors College?
After the completion of your first semester in the Honors College, you must meet the
following requirements to continue to receive the Honors College Scholarship and remain
in good standing:
You must maintain continuous full-time status in the university by enrolling and completing
at least 12 units each fall and spring semester.
You must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in Honors courses, and an overall cumulative
GPA of 3.0 for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors (all students with 89 or fewer completed
units), or 3.2 for seniors (all students with 90 or more completed units).*