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Humanities & Social Sciences

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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. 

Africana Studies (College of Arts and Science)

American Studies (College of Arts and Science)

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

Anthropology and Classical Civilization (College of Arts and Science)

Arab Crossroads Studies (NYU Abu Dhabi)

Art and Art History (NYU Abu Dhabi)

Art History (College of Arts and Science)
See also Arts & Media

Art History and Classics (College of Arts and Science)

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

Cinema Studies (Tisch School of the Arts)
See also Arts & Media

Classical Civilization (College of Arts and Science)

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

Classics (College of Arts and Science)

Comparative Literature (College of Arts and Science)

Dramatic Literature (College of Arts and Science)
See also Arts & Media

East Asian Studies (College of Arts and Science)

English and American Literature (College of Arts and Science)

European and Mediterranean Studies (College of Arts and Science)

French (College of Arts and Science)

French and Linguistics (College of Arts and Science)

Gender and Sexuality Studies (College of Arts and Science)

German and Linguistics (College of Arts and Science)

German Literature and Culture (College of Arts and Science)

Global China Studies (NYU Shanghai)

Global Liberal Studies (Liberal Studies)

Hebrew Language and Literature (College of Arts and Science)

Hellenic Studies (College of Arts and Science)

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

Humanities integrated history, literature, philosophy (NYU Shanghai)

Iberian Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Individualized Literary Study (Gallatin School of Individualized Study)

Individualized Study across the Humanities (Gallatin School of Individualized Study)

Individualized Study in the History of Science (Gallatin School of Individualized Study)

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

Italian and Linguistics (College of Arts and Science)

Italian Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Jewish History and Civilization (College of Arts and Science)

Language and Mind (College of Arts and Science)

Latin American Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Latino Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Literature and Creative Writing (NYU Abu Dhabi)

Luso-Brazilian Language and Literature (College of Arts and Science)

Media, Culture, and Communication (Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development)
See also Arts & Media

Medieval and Renaissance 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, pre-professional course only)

Performance Studies (Tisch School of the Arts)

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

Religious Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Romance Languages (College of Arts and Science)

Russian and Slavic Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Social and Cultural Analysis (College of Arts and Science)

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

Spanish (College of Arts and Science)

Spanish and Linguistics (College of Arts and Science

Anthropology (College of Arts and Science)

Anthropology and Linguistics (College of Arts and Science)

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

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

Environment (NYU Abu Dhabi, concentration only)

Environmental Studies (College of Arts and Science, Gallatin School of Individualized Study)

International Relations (College of Arts and Science)

Global Liberal Studies (Liberal Studies)

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

Individualized Study across the Social Sciences (Gallatin School of Individualized Study)

Individualized Study of Urban Democracy and Civic Engagement (Gallatin School of Individualized Study)

Law (NYU Abu Dhabi, pre-professional course only)

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

Linguistics (College of Arts and Science)

Media, Culture, and Communication (Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development)
See also Arts & Media

Metropolitan Studies (College of Arts and Science)

Political Science (NYU Abu Dhabi)

Politics (College of Arts and Science)

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

Social Research and Public Policy (NYU Abu Dhabi)

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)

Sociology (College of Arts and Science)

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