Because Honors College students are actively engaged in academic research, they have the following advantages:
Many Towson University faculty members are leading researchers and scholars in their fields of study; therefore, there are many opportunities for undergraduate research.
The following Honors students won awards at the university or college level for their Towson University research.
|Soumia Bekka '18||Three-Dimensional Analysis of Combination Drug Therapy for Herpes Simplex Virus 1||Fisher College of Science & Mathematics||Dr. Barry Margulies (Biological Sciences)|
|Timothy Bynion' 18||The Afghanistan War and America's National Identity||College of Liberal Arts||Dr. Paul McCartney (Political Science)|
|Lauren Cahalan '18||Violence and Women's Empowerment in Afghanistan||College of Business & Economics||Dr. Seth Gitter (Economics)|
|Rachel Lent '18||Investigating PcpA as a choline binding protein on Streptococcus pneumoniae that may be degraded by neutrophil serine proteases||Fisher College of Science & Mathematics||Dr. Mara Shainheit (Biological Sciences)|
|Chloe Lissauer '19||Developing Long-Acting Implants for Breast Cancer Prevention||Fisher College of Science & Mathematics||Dr. Barry Margulies (Biological Sciences)|
|Lauren DiFatta '18||Sexual Assault Against Women on College Campuses||Honors College||Dr. Marion Hughes (Sociology, Anthopology & Criminal Justice)|
|Nicolas Philip '18||Minimization of Pseudomonas Exotoxin A Domain III via N-terminal Substitutions"||Honors College||Dr. John Weldon (Biological Sciences)|
|Cassidy Miller '18||Understanding Corporate Funding for Dance||Honors College||Prof. Susan Mann (Dance)|
Each college at Towson University, including the Honors College, awards Undergraduate Research Awards to its students. The below-listed recipients are Honors students who were recognized by their degree-granting college.
|Kierstin Ekstrom '20||College of Business & Economics|
|Ryan Hor '19||College of Business & Economics|
|Kai Johnson '19||College of Business & Economics|
|Benjamin Mehr '20||College of Fine Arts and Communication|
|Ruhley Michaelides '18||College of Liberal Arts|
|Emily Middleton '18||College of Liberal Arts|
Research courses eligible for Honors Elective/Experiential and Advanced Learning credit include: Independent Study (1-3 credits), Directed Readings, and Thesis. You may take these courses under a department code (e.g. BIOL 499; POSC 499) or under the HONR code. In both cases you must get approval from the Faculty Director of the Honors College and then submit a completed, signed syllabus and 10-item annotated bibliography to the Faculty Director by the end of the Change of Schedule period for the semester of enrollment. Syllabus templates for each course are updated each semester and are available at the Forms, Handbooks & Online Resources page. These templates must be used, even if you are registering under a department code.
The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry supports undergraduate research and creative activities under the mentorship of TU faculty members. All original scholarly and creative activity appropriate to any discipline at our university is eligible for competitive funding. This includes, for example, research in natural and social sciences, artistic performances, and works of art.