Interior Design Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science in Interior Design program consists of eight academic semesters and two required coop semesters. The study abroad semester offered in the summer of the junior year will fulfill all requirements for the semester.

The program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

First Year

Fall Semester

  • Interior Design Studio I
  • Drawing I
  • Design Magic
  • Plane & Solid Geometry
  • English I

Spring Semester

  • Interior Design Studio II
  • Drawing II
  • History of Interior Design I
  • Color & Composition
  • English II

Second Year

Fall Semester

  • Interior Design Studio III
  • Drawing III
  • Materials
  • Conceptual Physics
  • Humanities or Social Science Elective*

Spring Semester

  • Interior Design Studio IV
  • Presentation Techniques
  • Building Systems I
  • History of Interior Design II
  • Humanities or Social Science Elective*

Summer Semester

  • Pre-Cooperative Work Semester (Optional)

Third Year

Fall Semester

  • Interior Design Studio V
  • Construction Documents
  • Behavioral Aspects of Design
  • Humanities or Social Science Elective

Spring Semester

  • Cooperative Work Semester I

Summer Semester

  • Interior Design Studio VI
  • Lighting
  • Design Elective
  • Humanities or Social Science Elective
     
  • Optional Study Abroad

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

  • Cooperative Work Semester II

Spring Semester

  • Interior Design Studio VII
  • Building Regulatory Requirements
  • Senior Project: Research
  • Humanities or Social Science Elective

Summer Semester

  • Senior Project: Design
  • Professional Practice
  • Humanities or Social Science Elective

*Of the six humanities and social science electives, Interior Design students must include the following HSS Directed Electives:

  • An Art History Elective
  • A Psychology or Sociology Elective

For Art History Elective, see the list below for the course options.

  • HUMN4243  CONTEMPORARY ART & THEORY  
  • HUMN4263  ART & SOCIETY IN THE INDUSTRIAL AGE  
  • HUMN4275  MYTH AMERICA: FROM COLONIES TO CULTURE WARS  
  • HUMN4343  RENAISSANCE TO ROMANTICISM