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  • The Associate in Applied Science degree is awarded for completion of 60 credits of coursework. Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and fulfill all program requirements in a timely manner. 

    Students may transfer undergraduate credits from other programs or institutions. Depending on the number of transfer credits you bring to your AAS program, you can complete your studies in three to four semesters. Most students finish the program in about three semesters. For more information, please contact the Admission Office. 

    As a New School student, you also have the opportunity to take electives in related fields like fashion design, psychology, merchandising, and management to develop the range of skills required in the future workplace. 

    For a complete listing of courses and course descriptions, visit the university course catalog.

    This curriculum applies to students who enter Parsons in spring 2019 and after. To view degree requirements from prior years, visit the Academic Catalogs archive

  • Semester 1
    PAFC 1000 Fashion Industry Survey 3
    PAFC 1100 Core 1 3
    PAFC 1101 Visual Communication Lab 1 3
    3
    3
    Subtotal 15
    Semester 2
    PAFC 1200 Core 2 3
    PAFC 1201 Visual Communication Lab 2 3
    PLEN 1020 Critical Reading & Writing 1 3
    3
    3
    Subtotal 15
    Semester 3
    PAFC 1500 Futures: Fashion Communication 3
    PLEN 1021 Critical Reading & Writing 2 3
    3
    3
    3
    Subtotal 15
    Semester 4
    PAFC 2000 Professional Practices 3
    PAFC 2100 Core 3: Capstone 3
    3
    6
    Subtotal 15
    Total Credits
    60

  • For Students Admitted 2020-2021 with Liberal Arts Transfer Credit

    Semester 1
    PAFC 1000 Fashion Industry Survey 3
    PAFC 1100 Core 1 3
    PAFC 1101 Visual Communication Lab 1 3
    3
    Subtotal 12
    Semester 2
    PAFC 1200 Core 2 3
    PAFC 1201 Visual Communication Lab 2 3
    PAFC 1500 Futures: Fashion Communication 3
    3
    3
    Subtotal 15
    Semester 3
    PAFC 2000 Professional Practices 3
    PAFC 2100 Core 3: Capstone 3
    6
    Subtotal 12
    Liberal Arts Transfer 21
    Total Credits
    60

  • For Students Admitted 2020-2021 attending part time

    Semester 1
    PAFC 1000 Fashion Industry Survey 3
    PAFC 1100 Core 1 3
    PAFC 1101 Visual Communication Lab 1 3
    Subtotal 9
    Semester 2
    PAFC 1200 Core 2 3
    PAFC 1201 Visual Communication Lab 2 3
    PLEN 1020 Critical Reading & Writing 1 3
    Subtotal 9
    Semester 3
    PAFC 1500 Futures: Fashion Communication 3
    PLEN 1021 Critical Reading & Writing 2 3
    3
    Subtotal 9
    Semester 4
    PAFC 2000 Professional Practices 3
    PAFC 2100 Core 3: Capstone 3
    3
    Subtotal 9
    Semester 5
    3
    3
    3
    Subtotal 9
    Semester 6
    3
    6
    Subtotal 9
    Semester 7
    3
    3
    Subtotal 6
    Total Credits
    60

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To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

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To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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