Major preparation

Transfer Pathways:
Your roadmap to 21 top majors

If you're starting out at a California community college and know which major you want to study but haven't decided which UC campuses to apply to, there is a simple way to keep your options open as you prepare for your major.

Follow one of our new Transfer Pathways, a single set of courses you can take to prepare for your major on any of our nine undergraduate campuses.

The Transfer Pathways cover 21 of our most popular majors:

Although following a pathway doesn't guarantee admission to UC, it gives you a clear roadmap to prepare for your major and be well positioned to graduate on time from any UC campus.

If there isn't a pathway for your chosen major or the campus you wanted isn't listed in the pathway for your chosen major, you can find the information you need in ASSIST or the campus catalogs (linked at right).

An important note: The pathways guide students who want to make themselves competitive across the UC system; some majors listed may want fewer courses for admission, but none will expect more. We strongly encourage students to apply to multiple campuses to improve their chances of admission.

No pathway for your major?

You can find a complete list of major preparation coursework expected by each campus in ASSIST.  Use the Explore Majors feature in ASSIST to see all the major names at each UC campus.

Visit ASSIST

Majors by campus

Look at the campus catalogs for a full listing of available majors.

Already set your sights on a specific UC campus?

Six campuses offer a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) for California community college students in certain majors.

Learn more about TAG