Major preparation


Transfer Pathways:
Your roadmap to 10 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 10 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.

More pathways will be added in the coming year. If there isn't one yet for your chosen major, you can find campus-specific major preparation information a couple of ways: You can use the links in the navigation at left to explore 11 other popular majors for transfer students or, for all other majors, use ASSIST or the campus catalogs (linked at right) to find a complete list of major preparation coursework expected by each campus.

An important note: The pathways guide students who want to make themselves competitive across the UC system; some campuses 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.

Stay tuned!

More pathways will be added in the coming year, and additional information about the pathways will be posted soon. 

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

Answers at ASSIST

Use the Explore Majors feature in ASSIST to see all the major names at each UC campus. Explore Majors also provides links to campus websites for each major. These sites have information that will help you understand the emphasis of the major on that campus.


Majors by campus

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