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Gavilan College
Career & Transfer Center - LI139
5055 Santa Teresa Boulevard
Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: (408) 852-2897

Transfer Services for Students

Major Exploration

Choosing a major can be a daunting task. The options are endless! In fact, according to a 2012 NY Times article, about 50% of college students change their minds while they're in school - often because they are not sure about the career path they want to follow, or because they are not aware of all of their options, or simply because their interests change.

Gavilan College's Career & Transfer Center can help you identify your interests and pick a program of study. We use EUREKA and other assessments to help you identify your skills and interests. We also explore schools, programs, and career paths with you using online resources, to provide you with as much information as possible. Make an appointment to see our Career & Transfer Specialist at (408) 848-4818, or e-mail

Here are some other resources to help you in your exploration:

  • allows students to find colleges and universities by the majors offered as well as location, school size and other criteria they find important in making a college choice.
  • Assist also has a tool that allows you to research all of the majors offered at CSUs.
  • The College Board has an interactive webpage focused just on college majors with videos, testimonials, articles, Q&As and more.


Colleges & Universities

Here are some useful lists:

1) California State Universities (CSU)

2) University of California (UC)

3) Private Universities & Colleges in California

  • Academy of Art University, San Francisco
  • Alliant International University, San Diego
  • Allied American University, Laguna Hills (Online)
  • American Heritage University of Southern California, San Bernardino, California
  • American Jewish University, Los Angeles
  • American Sports University, San Bernardino
  • Anaheim University, Anaheim (Online)
  • Antioch University, Culver City
  • Apollos University, Huntington Beach (Online)
  • Argosy University, Alameda
  • Art Center College of Design, Pasadena
  • The Art Institute of California - San Francisco, San Francisco
  • Azusa Pacific University, Azusa
  • Berean Bible College, Poway
  • Biola University, La Mirada
  • Brandman University, Irvine
  • Brooks Institute, Santa Barbara
  • California Baptist University, Riverside
  • California Coast University, Santa Ana
  • California College of the Arts, San Francisco
  • California College San Diego (CCSD), San Diego
  • California Desert Trial Academy College of Law, Indio
  • California Institute of the Arts, Valencia
  • California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco
  • California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
  • California InterContinental University, Diamond Bar (Online)
  • International Technological University, San Jose, California
  • California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks
  • California Miramar University (formerly Pacific Western University), San Diego
  • California Pacific University, Escondido
  • California South Bay University, Sunnyvale
  • California Southern Law School, Riverside
  • California Southern University, Santa Ana (online)
  • California University of Management and Technology, San Jose
  • California University of Management and Sciences, Anaheim
  • Chapman University, Orange
  • Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles
  • Claremont Colleges, Claremont
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Pitzer College
  • Pomona College
  • Scripps College
  • Claremont Graduate University
  • Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences
  • Cogswell College, Sunnyvale
  • Columbia College (Missouri)
  • Concordia University Irvine, Irvine
  • Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, St. Helena
  • Deep Springs College, Deep Springs
  • Dominican University of California, San Rafael
  • Drexel University Sacramento
  • Design Institute of San Diego
  • Epic Bible College (formerly Trinity Life Bible College), Sacramento
  • Fresno Pacific University, Fresno
  • Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena
  • Golden Gate University, San Francisco
  • Herguan University, Sunnyvale
  • Holy Names University, Oakland
  • Hope International University, Fullerton
  • Hult International Business School, San Francisco
  • Humphreys College, Stockton
  • ICDC College, Culver City
  • Imago Dei College, Oak Glen
  • John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill
  • John Paul the Great Catholic University, San Diego
  • Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach
  • La Sierra University, Riverside
  • Life Pacific College, San Dimas
  • Lincoln University, Oakland
  • Loma Linda University, Loma Linda
  • Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
  • Master's College, Newhall
  • Marymount College, Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • Mayfield College, Cathedral City
  • Menlo College, Atherton
  • Mills College, Oakland
  • Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey
  • Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles
  • National Hispanic University, San Jose
  • National University, San Diego (La Jolla, San Diego)
  • NewSchool of Architecture and Design, San Diego
  • New York Film Academy, Universal City
  • Northwestern Polytechnic University, Fremont
  • Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont
  • Occidental College, Los Angeles
  • Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
  • Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena
  • Pacific Union College, Angwin
  • Patten College, Oakland
  • Pepperdine University, Malibu
  • Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego
  • San Francisco Institute of Architecture, Berkeley
  • Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga
  • Samuel Merritt University, Oakland
  • San Diego University for Integrative Studies
  • San Diego Christian College, El Cajon
  • San Joaquin College of Law, Clovis
  • San Luis Rey College, Oceanside
  • Santa Clara University, Santa Clara
  • Saybrook University, San Francisco
  • Silicon Valley University, San Jose
  • Simpson University, Redding
  • Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo
  • Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles
  • St. Mary's College of California, Moraga
  • Stanford University, Stanford
  • Starr King School for the Ministry, Berkeley
  • Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula
  • Trinity International University
  • Touro University California, Vallejo
  • Trident University International (TUI), Cypress (Online)
  • University of La Verne, La Verne
  • University of Northern California, Santa Rosa
  • University of Northern California, Lorenzo Patiño School of Law, Sacramento
  • University of Redlands, Redlands
  • University of the Pacific, Stockton
  • University of San Diego, San Diego
  • University of San Francisco, San Francisco
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • University of West Los Angeles
  • Inglewood
  • Woodland Hills
  • University of the West, Rosemead
  • Vanguard University of Southern California, Costa Mesa
  • Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona
  • Westmont College, Santa Barbara
  • Whittier College, Whittier
  • William Howard Taft University, Santa Ana
  • William Jessup University, Rocklin
  • Woodbury University, Burbank
  • Zaytuna College, Berkeley

Interested in doing more in-depth research on these colleges?

  • US News has a section dedicated to Education and Colleges, with information on top-ranking schools, housing, financial aid, and other valuable resources.
  • You can search for a college by entering criteria including location, campus & housing, athletic activities and more here.
  • See a side-by-side comparison of more than 200 California colleges and sort them by a variety of factors.


College Applications

1) California State Universities (CSU)

2) University of California (UC)

  • Visit the University of California Admission website, for a detailed guide on how to apply.
  • Curious about how applications are reviewed? Check out the UC comprehensive application review factors for transfer students.
  • To go straight to the UC online application, click on this link.

Transfer Fairs & Other Events

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College & University Catalogs

Visit the Career & Transfer Center's library in the Student Success Center to review catalogs from California and from out-of-state schools.

While we do have several catalogs in our library, many schools are now converting to online catalogs only; if we do not have the catalog from the school you are interested in, we can help you look up information on the university's website.

Last modified: September 4, 2015
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