MCC/GPH Degree Requirements

Please note that 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.

Liberal Arts Requirements  (64 credits)
   
EXPOS-UA 100 Writing the Essay 4
ACE-UE 110 Advanced College Essay 4
CORE-UA 4xxx Texts & Ideas 4
CORE-UA 5xxx Cultures & Contexts 4
CORE-UA 6xxx Societies and the Social Sciences 4
CORE-UA 7xxx Expressive Culture 4
Foreign Language  (2 semesters) 8
CORE-UA 2xxx Natural Science I
CORE-UA 3xxx Natural Science II 4
UGPH-GU 20 Biostatistics for Public Health 4
Liberal Arts Electives (5 courses) 20
   
Global Public Health Requirements (20 credits) 
   
UGPH-GU 10 Health and Society in a Global Context 4
UGPH-GU 30 Epidemiology 4
UGPH-GU 40 Health Policy 4
UGPH-GU 50 Environmental Health 4
UGPH-GU 60 GPH Internship 4
One Semester of Study Away/Abroad N/A
   
Discipline Component of the Combined Major Requirements  (12 credits) 
 MCC Core Courses  
MCC-UE 1 (fall/spring) Introduction to Media Studies 4
MCC-UE 3 (fall/spring) History of Media and Communication 4
MCC-UE 14 (fall/spring) Media and Cultural Analysis 4
   
*Effective Fall 2015, MCC will unroll 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.)   
   
Discipline Electives (20 credits) 
   
Choose 4 courses in one of the following fields:
1) Global and Transcultural Communication  
2) Images and Screen Studies  
3) Interaction and Social Processes  
4) Persuasion and Politics or  
5) Technology and Society (*by advisement)   
TOTAL  16
    
All students must enroll in the following course in their final year:
MCC-UE 1200 (fall/spring) Senior Media Seminar 4
   
Choose 3 in GPH or MCC (12 credits)
   
Combined Major Electives 12
   
Other (0 credits)
   
SAHS-UE 1 (fall/spring) New Student Seminar 0
Writing Proficiency Examination N/A