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.
Opportunities for advanced research projects, 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 for 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 – 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. 95% of Honors seminars contain students from at least five 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 residence hall, is the heart of our community. It’s where you can live, work, and learn with other Honors students in pursuit of your passions with the guidance of faculty and staff.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Douglass MPR
Join Honors College alumni and Morgan Stanley HR reps as they discuss their paid internship program. Open to all majors. Snacks provided. Click to register.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Bus leaves from Union Garage
Visit the Inner Harbor to check out the Baltimore Book Festival. The festival includes meet-and-greets with authors, artisan vendors, performances, and food vendors. The trip is free but pre-registration is required. Click to register.
New freshmen and transfer students should drop in to enjoy pancakes, check in with Honors College faculty and staff, and catch up with your friends from Honors Orientation.
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. West Village 4th Floor Ballrooms
Invite your family to join us for remarks from the Honors College Rector and a full breakfast. Honors students will display and discuss their research, internship, study abroad, and capstone experiences. Pre-registration for attendees is required through the Office of New Student Programs, and student presenters must register through the Honors College. Click to visit the CSL page for more details.