Anthropology

Anthropology provides multicultural coursework on all peoples, all places, and all times through a selection of offerings to meet transfer students' needs and life-long learners' interests, integrating practical materials into our lessons to provide intellectual engagements concerning human adaptation, evolution and cultural variation.  Anthropology at MJC offers a comprehensive program of introductory courses that are fully articulated and transferable to all CSUs and the University of CaliforniaClick here to investigate the job opportunities for anthropology majors, and the knowledge and skills anthropology students develop.

Thinking of a major in anthropology?  Here are some data about transfer from MJC, and recommended steps for students to take.  NOTE: You don’t have to know or decide now whether you want to transfer to a CSU or UC, but plan to make sure that you are on the path that you need to transfer.

California State University (CSU).  Top 5 schools for MJC anthropology majors who transfer to a CSU (74 total students, 2007-2019):  Stanislaus State (54%); San Francisco State (14%); Sacramento State (9%); Humboldt State (8%); Sonoma State (5%).

To transfer to a CSU, we highly recommend that you:

  • Complete the AA-T Transfer Degree in Anthropology, scroll down to pg. 162 in catalog link.  If you want to transfer to a CSU, completing these courses, this degree and maintain the required minimum GPA, and you are guaranteed admission to at least one CSU.
  • Consult with MJC anthropology faculty (see below for contact information).
  • Complete an Educational Plan with an MJC Counselor.
  • Visit the MJC Transfer Center.

University of California (UC).  Top 4 schools for MJC anthropology majors who transfer to a UC (30 total students, 2007-2019):  UC Santa Cruz (30%); UC Berkeley (17%); UCLA (13%); UC Davis (13%).

To transfer to a UC, we highly recommend that you

  • Complete a Transfer Agreement Guarantee or TAG.  This agreement is a contract with one UC school.  It outlines that you agree to take certain courses and maintain a certain GPA, and in return you are guaranteed admission into that one UC school.  Currently MJC has this TAG agreement with UCD, UCI, UCM, UCR, UCSB and UCSC.
  • Research the UC Transfer Pathways information.
  • Consult with MJC anthropology faculty (see below for contact information).
  • Complete an Educational Plan with an MJC Counselor.
  • Visit the MJC Transfer Center.
  • Research The Blue and Gold Program: UC financial assistance and grants.

Come see one of us to get you started on planning your college transfer!

Full-Time Faculty

Dr. Debi Bolter
http://bolterd.faculty.yosemite.edu/
(209) 575-6116
bolterd@mjc.edu
Center for Advanced Technologies 203 

Mr. Andrew Hayes 
(209) 575-6552
hayesa@mjc.edu
Center for Advanced Technologies 204

Dr. Susan Kerr
http://kerrs.faculty.mjc.edu/
(209) 575-6107
kerrs@mjc.edu
Center for Advanced Technologies 205