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Data Visualization


This minor explores data visualization as a tool for depicting perspectives of information. It prepares students to understand ways that data is collected and analyzed, how to think critically about their findings, and industry-leading approaches to translating content for multiple audiences. Students in the minor will learn to communicate information clearly and effectively, stimulate and encourage viewer engagement, and investigate complex data sets in a critical way.

The minor in Data Visualization requires successful completion of 18 credits across four subject areas, as outlined in the chart below.

Note: Course availability may vary from semester to semester. Some courses may be in development and offered at a later time. Students seeking to pursue alternative coursework to fulfill the minor should consult with their advisors.


Parsons minors are generally open to undergraduate students across The New School, except where program restrictions exist. All students should contact their advisors regarding their options before pursuing a minor.

Students majoring in the following programs are restricted from pursuing a minor in Data Visualization:

  • BA/BS Liberal Arts


Subject Area Course Options Requirements
History and Theory 3 credits
Studio Practice

0–3 credits

Students who have already completed one of these courses, or will do so for their major, should instead select another course in the subject area "Information Design and Mapping" (below).

Information Design and Mapping 9–12 credits
Gathering and Understanding Data 3 credits