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Education & Health-Related Fields

NYU’s undergraduate programs in education and health-related fields provide you with the theoretical foundation and experiential practice you need to serve as a leader in a field dedicated to improving the lives of others—whether it be helping children with communication disorders learn to interact with their peers, inspiring high school students to reach for their dreams, or empowering patients to recover from a life-threatening injury.

Listed in the thematic groupings below are the academic programs in health and human services available to NYU students. 

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies (College of Arts and Science, in conjunction with the School of Medicine; minor only)

Child Development and Social Intervention (Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, minor only)

Childhood Education/Childhood Special Education (Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development)

Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education (Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development)

Education (NYU Abu Dhabi, pre-professional track course; and Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development)

Educational Theatre (Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development)

Global and Urban Education Studies (Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, minor only)

Individualized Study of Education and Human Development (Gallatin School of Individualized Study)

Language and Mind (College of Arts and Science)

Music Education (Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development)

Neural Science (NYU Shanghai; College of Arts and Science)

Psychology (NYU Abu Dhabi; College of Arts and Science)

Secondary Education, grades 7-12 with specializations in English, foreign languages, mathematics, music, science (biology, chemistry, earth science, physics), or social studies (Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development)

Social Work (Silver School of Social Work; College of Arts and Science, minor only)

Applied Psychology (Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development)

Brain and Cognitive Science (NYU Abu Dhabi, specialization only)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies (College of Arts and Science, in conjunction with the School of Medicine; minor only)

Communicative Sciences and Disorders (Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development)

Dental Hygiene* B.S. and A.A.S. (College of Dentistry) 

*The common application is not accepted for the Dental Hygiene programs. For information on the application process, visit the College of Dentistry website.

Dentistry B.A.-D.D.S. Dual Degree program for entering freshmen (College of Arts and Science in conjunction with the College of Dentistry)

Individualized Study of Health-Related Fields (Gallatin School of Individualized Study)

Neural Science (NYU Shanghai; College of Arts and Science)

Nursing (College of Nursing)

Nutrition and Food Studies (Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development)

Premedical and Pre-Health Studies (College of Arts and Science; NYU Abu Dhabi, preprofessional track only)

Psychology (NYU Abu Dhabi; College of Arts and Science)

Global Public Health
For details about the combined majors below, and about the new Global Institute for Public Health, please click here.

Global Public Health/Anthropology (combined major offered jointly by the College of Arts and Science and the Global Institute of Public Health)

Global Public Health/Applied Psychology (combined major offered jointly by the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and the Global Institute of Public Health)

Global Public Health/Communicative Sciences and Disorders (combined major offered jointly by the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and the Global Institute of Public Health)

Global Public Health/Food Studies (combined major offered jointly by the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and the Global Institute of Public Health)

Global Public Health/History (combined major offered jointly by the College of Arts and Science and the Global Institute of Public Health)

Global Public Health/Media, Culture, and Communication (combined major offered jointly by the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and the Global Institute of Public Health)

Global Public Health/Nursing (combined major offered jointly by the College of Nursing and the Global Institute of Public Health)

Global Public Health/Nutrition and Dietetics (combined major offered jointly by the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and the Global Institute of Public Health)

Global Public Health/Science, with tracks in biology, or chemistry (combined major offered jointly by the College of Arts and Science and the Global Institute of Public Health)

Global Public Health/Social Work (combined major offered jointly by the Silver School of Social Work and the Global Institute of Public Health)

Global Public Health/Sociology (combined major offered jointly by the College of Arts and Science and the Global Institute of Public Health

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