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February 10, 2015

New Associate Degrees for Transfer Approved!

Gavilan College students now have nine more options in pursuing an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT).

College president Steve Kinsella credited the work done by faculty in building opportunites for students: "The ADTs developed by Gavilan faculty provide students the most direct route to a university degree program. These degrees are intended to identify a clear and streamlined path through a student’s first two years of college in preparation for the last two years of a bachelor degree program at public university."

According to Kathleen Rose, Chief Instructional Officer “It’s a remarkable list, offering a lot of opportunities for our students.”

ADT degrees were created several years ago through action by the California State Legislature, with the goal of taking the guesswork out of transfer. Students who earn an ADT degree and meet the California State University (CSU) minimum eligibility requirements are guaranteed admission to a CSU (but not necessarily to a particular campus or major.)

In addition, once at the CSU, if you are admitted and enrolled in a designated degree program you will be able to complete your bachelor’s degree with as little as 60 semester units or (90 quarter units) of upper division coursework. 

The new degrees, in business Administration, Political Science, Spanish, and other subjects, join the nine ADT degrees that had previously been developed. In all, Gavilan College now offers 18 ADT degrees. 

To find out more go to or speak with a counselor.


Complete list of ADT degrees at Gavilan College: 

  • Administration of Justice (AS-T)
  • Art History (AA-T) 
  • Business Administration (AS-T)
  •  Communications Studies (AA-T) 
  • Early Childhood Education (AS-T) 
  • Economics (AA-T) 
  • English (AA-T) 
  • Journalism (AA-T) 
  • Kinesiology (AA-T) 
  • Mathematics (AS-T) 
  • Music (AA-T) 
  • Philosophy (AA-T) 
  • Physics (AS-T) 
  • Political Science (AA-T) 
  • Psychology (AA-T) 
  • Spanish (AA-T) 
  • Studio Arts (AA-T) 
  • Theater Arts (AA-T)

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