Advising & Student Resources

We have faculty and staff who are happy to answer any questions that you may have about any of our programs.

Although we do not offer a major or a minor in all languages, we do have a designated coordinator who can assist with placement in each language. Moreover, the department has assigned academic advisors for each major and minor program that we do confer.

Department Advisors

Deaf Studies Major Advisors

Spanish Major Advisors

Spanish Minor Advisor

Language Placement 

The department offers online placement testing for students wishing to enroll in a language course who do not already have college credit for the language. Students planning to enroll in an American Sign Language (ASL) course above the ASL I level must take the ASL screening.

Departmental Challenge Exam

We offer a Challenge Exam to native and heritage speakers and writers of select languages. This exam is not the same thing as the CLEP exam. Towson University does not recognize CLEP credit for languages.

Degree Completion Plan (DCP)

Create your DCP. Email it to your adviser as an attachment, and bring a copy to your advising meeting. You and your adviser will review the plan and sign it. Your adviser will then remove your registration hold.


Tutoring for language courses is available by appointment only. Please contact the Tutoring and Learning Center.