Honors College

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.

Here are five reasons to choose Towson University Honors:

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Emphasis on Experiential Learning

Honors students are encouraged to engage in advanced research projects and experiential learning through study abroad, internships and service learning. These experiences are driven by student inquiry, action-based learning and better position Honors students for successful careers and post-graduate study in a globalized world.

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Enriching Seminar Classes

Seminars are the core of the Honors curriculum and each one is designed to explore topics from multiple scholarly points of view. Honors classes have an average of 12 to 20 students, are discussion-based, collaborative and examine creative topics that are only taught in the Honors College.

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Award-Winning Faculty

The Honors College has talented professors who love to inspire students. Outstanding teachers, prominent researchers, authors and scholars offer insights in their fields of study. Honors faculty represent a range of academic disciplines and are among the most innovative at Towson University.

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Variety of Perspectives

Our community connects exceptional students who share a passion for learning. Students in every major are members of the Honors College therefore, Honors courses and co-curricular programs are interdisciplinary experiences that push students outside of their academic and interpersonal comfort zones.

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Community Engagement

We are a small community of like-minded individuals within a large university setting. Honors students are athletes, they are leaders of student organizations and dedicated members of campus, local and international communities. Outside of the classroom, the heart of Honors is in Douglass House, the Honors residence hall. Here, our students live, work and learn together in pursuit of their passions with the guidance of faculty and staff.


News & Events

Seminar Night


5:00 p.m. West Village Commons, Ballroom C

Learn about the seminars and courses offered by the Honors College in spring 2017 from the faculty who will be leading them! Presentations followed by Q&A. Pizza provided.

Generation Jeopardy!


5:30 p.m. Douglass Multipurpose Room

Join the battle of wits, as Honors College students face off against Honors faculty and staff in a battle of know-it-alls! Take part in this revival of a long-standing TU Honors tradition! Pizza provided.