Skip to main content

Search NYU Steinhardt



BS, Media, Culture, and Communication

Discover Our Areas of Study

Areas of Study

Majors select two of the department's Areas of Study.

Read More

BS, Media, Culture, and Communication and Global Public Health

As future public health practitioners, combined Media, Culture, and Communication/Global Public Health majors develop an interdisciplinary understanding of the sociological, political, and cultural intersections of global media and health policy.

Minor, Disability Studies

This interdisciplinary undergraduate minor introduces students to the historical, social, and legal circumstances that shape the experience of disability.

Minor, Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology

This 16-credit, cross-school undergraduate minor provides exposure to the business, theory, and practice of media and entertainment.

Degree Requirements

MCC majors take liberal arts courses and MCC core courses* in their freshman and sophomore years. In their junior and senior years, students focus on completing two of five Areas of Study and restricted electives. In conjunction with department advisors, you will select a sequence of courses that satisfy program and degree requirements while simultaneously exploring your own intellectual and professional objectives. A total of 128 course credits are required to graduate.

Students enrolled in the Media, Culture, and Communication/Global Public Health (MCC/GPH) combined major have different degree requirements.

*You must earn a B- or better to use the core course toward the MCC major or the minor. If you receive a grade lower than a B-, you may retake the course once to improve the grade, but only one retaken course is allowed. 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
Foreign Language 8
Expository Writing 8
EXPOS-UA 0001 Writing the Essay  
ACE-UE 0110 Advanced College Essay  
Foundations of Contemporary Culture 16
CORE-UA 04xx Text and Ideas  
CORE-UA 05xx Cultures and Contexts  
CORE-UA 06xx Societies and the Social Sciences  
CORE-UA 07xx Expressive Culture  
Foundations of Scientific Inquiry 12
CORE-UA 01xx Quantitative Reasoning  
CORE-UA 02xx Natural Science I  
CORE-UA 03xx Natural Science II  
Liberal Arts Electives 16
* Any courses from CAS, including, but not limited to, anthropology, economics, history, journalism, politics, psychology, sociology, etc.  
 * Any undergraduate course with the exception of those within the School of Professional Studies (SPS)  
MCC Major Requirements
MCC Core   12
MCC-UE 0001 Introduction to Media Studies   
MCC-UE 0003 History of Media and Communication  
MCC-UE 0014 Methods in Media Studies   
Areas of Study  24 
By advisement. 12 credits required in two of the following:  
1) Global Communication and Media  
2) Visual Culture and Sound Studies  
3) Interaction and Experience
4) Media Industries and Politics  
5) Technology and Society  
Restricted Electives 12 
By advisement. See list of approved classes.  
Additional Requirements
SAHS-UE 0001 New Student Seminar  
MCC-UE 1200 Senior Media Seminar  
Total Credits Required To Graduate
128 Credits