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 fields of study and restricted electives. In conjunction with department advisers, students select a sequence of courses that satisfy program and degree requirements while simultaneously exploring their 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.

*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. 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 adviser other options for majoring at NYU.