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Study at Foothill + De Anza Colleges

Over the past 50 years, Foothill + De Anza Colleges have consistently ranked among the top two-year colleges in the U.S. for outstanding academics and successful transfer to world-class universities. Foothill + De Anza are sister colleges that have the same high quality of instruction and services, and are just six miles apart. You can check out both campuses and apply to the one with the environment you like best.


Foothill + De Anza Colleges offer the first two years of a four-year bachelor's degree program. Students transfer into the third year of highly selective universities such as UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC, Stanford, Yale, MIT, and many more.


Located in the heart of the world-renowned Silicon Valley, 45 minutes south of San Francisco and 20 minutes west of San Jose, with more than 6,000 technology companies.


As a student of Foothill + De Anza Colleges, you have access to:

  • Outstanding transfer relationships with highly selective universities

  • The first 2 years of most fields of study offered at any university

  • Instruction from nationally recognised faculty

  • Affordable tuition

  • Small class size with individual attention





The first two years of the student's bachelor's degree are completed at Foothill + De Anza Colleges through the 2+2 programme, and the remaining years are completed at the student's choice of US universities. Students will create a unique transfer plan with their academic advisor that includes general education courses and prerequisites for their degree.

USA Community Colleges:
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Olympic College

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Green River College

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Foothill De Anza College

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Lane Community College

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Peninsula College

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Bellevue College

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Santa Rosa Junior College

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Shoreline Community College

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Whatcom Community College

2 + 2 =

years at 

Foothill or 

De Anza 

years at a prestigious university

a bachelor's degree at half the cost


At Foothill + De Anza Colleges, you can complete the first two years of almost any major field of study offered at any university and get complete credit for your work when you transfer. In addition to traditional majors, you can get a competitive edge by studying the hottest fields of the future such as bioinformatics, nanotechnology and video game development. The most popular university transfer majors are:

  • Accounting

  • Administration of Justice

    • Cyber Forensics & Investigation (DA)​

    • Law Enforcement (DA)

  • Advertising (DA)

  • Anthropology

  • Archaeology (FH)

  • Art

  • Art History

  • Athletic Injury Care (FH)

  • Automotive Technology (DA)

  • Biochemistry

  • Bioinformatics (FH)

  • Biology

  • Biological Sciences

    • Pre-Dentistry​

    • Pre-Medicine

    • Pre-Pharmacy

    • Pre-Veterinary Science

  • Biotechnology

  • Botany (DA)

  • Business Administration

    • International Business ​

    • Management

    • Management-Hospitality (DA)

    • Marketing Management

  • Chemistry

  • Child Development

  • Communication Studies

  • Computer-Aided Design (DA)

  • Computer Information Systems

  • Computer Science

  • Dance (DA)

  • Dental Assisting (FH)

  • Drama

  • Early Childhood Education

  • Economics

  • Engineering

    • Aerospace​

    • Biomedical

    • Chemical

    • Civil

    • Computer

    • Electrical

    • Materials

    • Mechanical

    • Software

  • English Literature

  • Enterprise Networking

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Environmental Horticulture & Design (FH)

  • Environmental Science (DA)

  • Environmental Studies (DA)

    • Energy Management​/Building Science

    • Resource Management/Pollution Prevention

    • Wildlife Science Technician Film, Television & Electronic

  • Media (DA)

  • Film/TV Production (DA)

    • Animation (DA)​

    • Film

    • Screenwriting (DA)

    • TV Emphasis (DA)


  • Foreign Languages

    • Mandarin

    • French

    • German

    • Italian (DA)

    • Japanese

    • Spanish

  • Game Design (FH)

  • General Studies 

    • Science​

    • Social Science

  • Geographic Information Systems (FH)

  • Geography

  • Geology

  • Global Studies 

  • Graphic & Interactive Design

  • History

  • Humanities

  • Instructional Design & Technology (FH)

  • Intercultural Studies (DA)

  • International Studies

  • Japanese Studies (FH)

  • Journalism (DA)

  • Kinesiology

  • Liberal Arts

  • Linguistics

  • Massage Therapy (DA)

  • Mathematics

  • Music

  • Music History

  • Music Technology (FH)

  • Nanoscience

  • Paralegal Studies (DA)

  • Paramedic (FH)

  • Personal Trainer (FH)

  • Pharmacy Technician (FH)

  • Philosophy

  • Photography

  • Physical Education (FH)

  • Physics

  • Political Science

  • Psychology

  • Public Health (FH)

  • Public Relations

  • Real Estate

  • Social Justice (FH)

  • Sociology

  • Speech Communication (DA)

  • Sports Medicine

  • Statistics

  • Theatre Arts (FH)

  • Theatre Technology (FH)

  • Veterinary Technology (FH)

  • Web Development (DA)

  • Women’s Studies

*FH = Foothill College only

*DA = De Anza College only

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