Towson University is a public university in Towson in Baltimore County, Maryland, US, established in 1866.
Towson offers 60 majors structured into the College of Business and Economics, College of Fine Arts and Communication, College of Health Professions, College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics. They include accounting, acting, allied health, art and design, art education, art history, athletic training, biology, business administration, chemistry, communication studies, computer science, dance performance and choreography, deaf studies, Earth-space science, electronic media and film, English, family science, forensic chemistry, geography and land surveying, gerontology, health science, history, information technology, international studies, mass communication, mathematics, metropolitan studies, nursing, physics, sociology-anthropology, speech-language pathology and audiology, sport management, theatre arts and women’s and gender studies.
The 329-acre suburban campus is situated eight miles north of Baltimore and less than an hour’s drive from Washington, D.C.
Outside classes, students can attend talks, dances, Division I sport events or concerts. They can also join any of the 200 groups centred around academic and professional, arts, cultural, political, religious, spiritual, special, sports and recreational interests.
In terms of athletics, students can take part in competetive baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, swimming or diving, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, softball, indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball teams.
Some notable alumni include Chief Judge in the Court of Appeals of Maryland Mary Ellen Barbera, science fiction author Jack L. Chalker, Broadway actor Andy Karl and Katherine Klausmeier, member of the Maryland Senate.