The Media, Culture, and Communication/Global Public Health (MCC/GPH) combined major bridges the sociological, political, and cultural study of media with public health to develop strategies for improving the conditions of global populations. Identifying solutions to challenges of this scale requires an expert understanding of societal engagement with emerging technologies and transcultural information flows.
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The highly selective, demanding NYU undergraduate majors in Global Public Health allow students to choose a course of study that is a combination of public health and an academic discipline. As a future health practitioner, you will study a variety of topics such as epidemiology, media culture, politics, health policy, technology, and ethics.
Course work is combined with experiential learning and global exposure to ensure that you are broadly trained and uniquely prepared for a variety of careers. A semester at an NYU global site is a requirement for all Global Public Health combined majors. While you are not required to take a public health course during your semester away, many core courses are offered at these NYU global sites: Accra, Ghana; Buenos Aires, Argentina; London, U.K.; Sydney, Australia.
"My time in the MCC/GPH program was essential in making me recognize how media intersects with health outcomes. The program taught me how to be proficient in both media and public health, allowing me to be the best advocate I can be in the digital age."
Alexa Larkin is a recent graduate from the MCC/GPH program. She was the Leader and Content Curator for a Social Justice Book Club, member of the Organization of Black Women and the Black Student Union. She worked to advocate for underserved communities and volunteered regularly at both the Bowery Mission and NYU Hassenfeld's Children's Hospital. Alexa is currently enrolled in a Health Policy & Management master's degree at NYU Langone.
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