The Deaf Studies (DFST) major accepts many transfer students into the program. Students who transfer to Towson University need to meet with an advisor within the department to declare the DFST major and develop a program of study. Appointments can be made by phoning 410-704-4153, or using the "Contact Us" link. The advisor will review the transfer credit transcripts and determine what courses need to be completed to finish the major at Towson University. Students must complete a minimum of 20 units of DFST courses at Towson University, and meet other degree requirements for transfer students.
Transfer students can typically complete all degree requirements within 2 years, depending on the level of ASL proficiency at the time of admission.
Because American Sign Language (ASL) courses vary widely across colleges, students must pass proficiency exams or credit for prior learning (CPL) exams to be placed in the appropriate ASL class level. Students are not allowed to register for DFST 105, American Sign Language II, or higher without these assessments. The exams are given when transfer students attend TU cares, the orientation and scheduling program for new transfer students. For more information please refer to the proficiency exam and CPL exam web page.
Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies