Students at the M.J.C. East Campus

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The Assessment Testing Office administers tests to help you select appropriate courses or satisfy pre-requisites.

International students should start by visiting our Information for International Students.

Modesto Junior College
MJC East and West Campus open Monday, June 18. All classes and library services are in session. The following areas are closed: Pool, Men's PE, Gym, Library, North Drive, Practice Field. See information tent on East Campus for temporary class and library service locations.


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 California

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 now to make sure that you on are the path to take the classes that you need.

California State University (CSU).  Top 5 schools for MJC anthro majors who transfer to a CSU (61 total students, 2007-2017):  Stan State (51%); San Francisco State (13%); Sacramento State (10%); Humboldt State (10%); Sonoma State (7%).

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

  • Complete the AA-T Transfer Degree in Anthropology, scroll down to pg. 159 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 anthro majors who transfer to a UC (26 total students, 2007-2017):  UC Santa Cruz (27%); UC Berkeley (19%); UCLA (15%); UC Davis (12%).

To transfer to a UC, we highly recommend that you

  • Complete the Certification of Achievement: IGETC Pattern.  IGETC stands for Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum.
  • 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.
  • 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
(209) 575-6116
Center for Advanced Technologies 203 

Andrew Hayes 
(209) 575-6552
Center for Advanced Technologies 204

Dr. Susan Kerr
(209) 575-6107
Center for Advanced Technologies 205

Business, Behavioral and Social Sciences

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Phone: 209-575-6129
Fax: 209-575-6197


East Campus
Founders Hall


Monday: 7:30-5:00
Tuesday: 7:30-5:00
Wednesday: 7:30-5:00
Thursday: 7:30-5:00
Friday:  7:00-3:30