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Humanities & Social Sciences

Assist a governmental organization with political and economic analysis. Produce a groundbreaking documentary that gives others a new point of entry on a global issue such as poverty. Inspire high school students to develop their imagination through literature.

Humanities and social sciences provide you with a set of skills for a broad range of professional fields, including business, communication, education, law, medicine, politics, and psychology, among others. In NYU’s undergraduate programs in the humanities and social sciences, you gain a solid liberal arts foundation, detailed exploration of the theoretical aspects of your field, hands-on professional experience, and the opportunity to study at other locations in the global network.

Listed in the thematic groupings below are the academic programs in the Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Entertainment, Media, and Technology (Stern School of Business, specialization only)

Integrated Digital Media (Polytechnic School of Engineering)

Interactive Media and Technology (NYU Shanghai; and NYU Abu Dhabi, concentration only)

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

Media, Culture, and Communication (Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development)

Recorded Music (Tisch School of the Arts)

Africana Studies (College of Arts and Science)

American Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Ancient Studies (College of Arts and Science, minor only)

Ancient World (NYU Abu Dhabi, concentration only)

Arab Crossroads Studies (NYU Abu Dhabi)

Asian/Pacific/American Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Classical Civilization and Hellenic Studies (College of Arts and Science)

East Asian Studies (College of Arts and Science)

European and Mediterranean Studies (College of Arts and Science)

French and Linguistics (College of Arts and Science)

German and Linguistics (College of Arts and Science)

Hebrew and Judaic Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Hellenic Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Iberian Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Irish Studies (College of Arts and Science, minor only)

Italian and Linguistics (College of Arts and Science)

Latin American Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Latino Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Metropolitan Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies (NYU Abu Dhabi)

Russian (College of Arts and Science)

South Asian Studies (College of Arts and Science, minor only)

Spanish and Linguistics (College of Arts and Science)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies (College of Arts and Science, minor only)

Childhood Education/Childhood Special Education, grades 1-6 (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; Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; College of Arts and Science, minor only)

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

Secondary Education, grades 7-12, with specializations in: English; Foreign Language; Mathematics; Music (K-12); Science (biology, chemisty, earth science, physics); Social Studies. (Steinhardt School of Culture Education, and Human Development)

Africana Studies (College of Arts and Science)

American Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Ancient Studies (College of Arts and Science, minor only)

Classics (College of Arts and Science)

Classics-Art History (College of Arts and Science)

European and Mediterranean Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Hebrew and Judaic Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Hellenic Studies (College of Arts and Science)

History (NYU Abu Dhabi, and College of Arts and Science)

Iberian Studies (College of Arts and Science)

International Relations (College of Arts and Science)

Irish Studies (College of Arts and Science, minor only)

Latin American Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Latino Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Law (NYU Abu Dhabi, preprofessional track only)

Law and Society (College of Arts and Science, minor only)

Medieval and Renaissance Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Political Science (NYU Abu Dhabi)

Politics (College of Arts and Science)

Religious Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Russian (College of Arts and Science)

Social Research and Public Policy (NYU Abu Dhabi)

South Asian Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Global Liberal Studies (Global Liberal Studies)

Individualized Studies (Gallatin School of Individualized Study)

Liberal Studies Core Program (Liberal Studies Core Program)

 

Animal Studies (College of Arts and Science, minor only)

Anthropology (College of Arts and Science)

Anthropology-Linguistics (College of Arts and Science)

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

Economics (NYU Abu Dhabi; and NYU Shanghai; and College of Arts and Science; and Stern School of Business)

Environment (NYU Abu Dhabi, concentration only)

Environmental Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Gender and Sexuality Studies (College of Arts and Science)

History (College of Arts and Science)

Language and Mind (College of Arts and Science)

Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship (NYU Abu Dhabi, preprofessional track only)

Linguistics (College of Arts and Science)

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

Politics (College of Arts and Science)

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

Religious Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Social and Cultural Analysis (College of Arts and Science)

Social and Public Policy (College of Arts and Science, in conjunction with Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service)

Social Research and Public Policy (NYU Abu Dhabi)

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

Sociology (College of Arts and Science)

Urban Design and Architectural Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Urbanization (NYU Abu Dhabi, concentration only)

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