Required core courses total 12 credits toward the degree. Effective Fall 2014, students taking an MCC core course must earn a B- or better to use that course toward the major or the minor. (MCC core courses taken before Fall 2014 are exempt from this grade requirement.) If a student receives a grade lower than a B-, that student may retake the course once to improve the grade, but only one retaken course is allowed. Additionally, students may only retake a course once. This means that students receiving below a B- in two or more MCC core courses (even if taken in the same semester) will have to explore with their advisor other options for majoring at NYU.
Effective Fall 2015, MCC unrolled a new 3-course core curriculum (MCC-UE 001, 003, 014) for students entering the Department. These students must complete the new 3-course core by the end of their first semester as a junior. Majors will have to take all three core courses, and minors will take two out of three core courses. (These changes will not affect students who entered MCC prior to Fall 2015. Those students will still complete the old 4-course core that was required when they entered.)