Pursuing service-learning opportunities allows you to connect your classroom education
with practical usage in meaningful ways
Honors students may enroll in approved service-learning courses, including those offered
by other departments to fulfill their Honors Electives/Experiential and Advanced Learning
In order for a service-learning course to qualify for Honors credit, it must be at
least 300-level, earn at least three academic units, and be designated as a Service-Learning
section by the Office of the Registrar. Approved courses must also include at least
15 hours of service with a community partner. A student may only earn Honors credit
for a specific service-learning course once. It is the responsibility of the student
to ensure they meet all pre-requisites for any course, as the Honors College cannot
waive departmental requirements.
Approval for a course for use as an Honors Elective/Experiential and Advanced Learning
course can only be granted by the Honors College Faculty Director, Dr. Alison McCartney.
The course instructor must also consent to allowing Honors criteria to the course.
Approval cannot be granted retroactively.
In order to earn Honors credit for a service-learning course, you should follow these
steps in order:
- Submit a Service-Learning Agreement (DOCX), signed by you and by the course instructor, to the Honors College offices by the
end of the Change of Schedule period for the semester in which the class is offered.
This document can be delivered to Stephens 302 or sent as a PDF to honors AT_TOWSON.
- Submit a copy of the course syllabus to the Honors College offices by the end of the
Change of Schedule period for the semester in which the class is offered. This document
can be delivered to Stephens 302 or sent as a PDF to honors AT_TOWSON. You are encouraged to submit the Service-Learning Agreement and course syllabus
at the same time.
- Submit the Honors College Elective Form by the end of the Change of Schedule period for the semester in which the class is
- Deliver a poster presentation at the Celebration of Scholarship and Learning in the term after the term in which you completed the service-learning course. You
must also submit a five-page reflection essay and a 15-page research paper or paper/project
in order to officially earn Honors credit.
All required forms are also available at our Forms, Handbooks & Online Resources repository.
Spring 2019 Service-Learning Courses
The list of service-learning courses and sections eligible for Honors credit (if the
above required steps are followed) will be posted later in the fall 2018 term. Several
of these courses have pre-requisites or course expectations which may not be listed
here, or may be restricted to majors only. Contact the Honors College Faculty Director,
Dr. Alison McCartney, with questions at amccartney AT_TOWSON. Please note that only the specified sections of a given course are eligible for