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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 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/03xx Physical or Natural Science  
CORE-UA 03xx/02xx Physical or Natural Science   
Liberal Arts Electives 16
* Any courses from CAS, including, but not limited to, anthropology, economics, history, journalism, politics, psychology, sociology, etc.  
 * Any undergraduate course at NYU  
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   
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.  
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 Research Seminar (formerly Senior Media Seminar)  
Total Credits Required To Graduate
128 Credits

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.