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BS, Media, Culture, and Communication

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Areas of Study

Our curriculum is organized around five areas of study. These are not strict tracks, but thematic clusters to help students plan their path of intellectual inquiry through the major.

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Degree Requirements

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.

Liberal Arts Requirements


Foreign Language
Expository Writing

EXPOS-UA 0001 Writing the Essay or EXPOS-UA 0003/0004 International Writing Workshop I

ACE-UE 0110 Advanced College Essay or EXPOS-UA 4/EXPOS-UA 9 International Writing Workshop II





Foundations of Contemporary Culture

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

CORE-UA 01xx Quantitative Reasoning

CORE-UA 02xx/03xx Physical or Life Science

CORE-UA 03xx/02xx Physical or Life Science 







Liberal Arts Electives

Any courses from CAS





Unrestricted Electives

Any undergraduate course at NYU





MCC Major Requirements


MCC Core

You must earn a B- or better to use the core course toward the MCC major or minor. You are allowed one unique opportunity to retake a core course during your time in the program. Students receiving below a B- in two or more MCC core courses will have to explore other options for majoring at NYU.

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

Select 2 Areas of Study Framing Courses 

Select 4 Areas of Study Focus Courses 






Professional Electives
Additional Major Requirements

SAHS-UE 0001 New Student Seminar

MCC-UE 1200 Inquiry Seminar (formerly Senior Media Seminar)






Total Credits Required To Graduate

128 Credits

Bachelor of Science
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.

Disability Studies

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

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.