Interior Design Bachelor of Science
Leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design
This is a four-year program, starting in the fall semester of the student’s first year and planned to end in the summer semester of the student’s fourth year. Each graduate will complete eight academic semesters plus two semesters of full-time cooperative work experience. The first co-op work semester is scheduled in the junior year, and the second in the senior year. An optional co-op experience is offered in the summer between the sophomore and junior year. Select foundation courses in the first semester are shared with the Industrial Design program. A portfolio is not required for admission.
The program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). Graduates of the program may seek employment as interior design professionals in interior design and architectural firms, corporations, institutions, government offices, or as design and sales professionals for systems furnishing and interior design product manufacturers. Some graduates have pursued advanced degrees in interior design, architecture, fine arts, facilities management, and business administration. After 3,520 hours of qualified professional work experience (half of which may be completed as a student via co-op), graduates may be eligible to sit for one section of the three NCIDQ examination sections for professional certification.
Upon graduation from the interior design program students should be able to demonstrate:
- creativity and artistic vision
- fluency with a design process
- broad intellectual depth
- technical skills and the craft of making
- knowledge of the business of design
- the ability to work efficiently both independently and collaboratively in teams
- an understanding of professional fiduciary responsibilities to the general public including but not limited to ethical practice, regulatory requirements, and resource conservation and sustainability
Total credits for degree: 131
Design Studio Grade Requirement
The following grade requirement must be achieved to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design. This requirement applies to: INTD1000 INTERIOR STUDIO I, INTD1500 INTERIOR STUDIO II, INTD2000 INTERIOR STUDIO III, INTD2500 INTERIOR STUDIO IV, INTD3010 INTERIOR STUDIO V, INTD3510 INTERIOR STUDIO VI, INTD4000 INTERIOR STUDIO VII, and INTD5500 SENIOR PROJECT: DESIGN.
The final grade must be a C or better if the final grade in the previous design studio was less than a C. Students who receive a grade below a C for two consecutive semesters are not permitted to continue in the studio sequence until they successfully repeat the second studio for which they received a substandard grade.
Interior Design (BINT)
|DSGN1000||VISUALIZATION I/DRAWING I||3|
|INTD1000||INTERIOR STUDIO I||4|
|MATH1020||PLANE & SOLID GEOMETRY||4|
|DSGN1200||COLOR & COMPOSITION||4|
|INTD1500||INTERIOR STUDIO II||4|
|INTD1600||HISTORY OF INTERIORS||3|
|INTD2000||INTERIOR STUDIO III||4|
|INTD2500||INTERIOR STUDIO IV||4|
|INTD2600||HISTORY OF INTERIORS II||3|
|INTD2700||BUILDING SYSTEMS I||3|
|COOP3000||PRE CO-OP WORK TERM||0|
|INTD3010||INTERIOR STUDIO V||4|
|INTD3300||BEHAVIORAL ASPECTS OF DESIGN||3|
|INTD3400||BUILDING SYSTEMS & INTERIOR SPECIFICATION||3|
|COOP3500||COOP EDUCATION 1|
|INTD3510||INTERIOR STUDIO VI||4|
|COOP4500||COOP EDUCATION 2|
|INTD4010||INTERIOR STUDIO VII||4|
|INTD5000||SENIOR PROJECT: RESEARCH||3|
|INTD5500||SENIOR PROJECT: DESIGN||6|
Full-time students are required to complete:
- At least one course in Humanities
- At least one course in the Social Sciences
- The remaining courses from either the Humanities or Social Sciences category.
Students with a three English course sequence may use the third English course to satisfy a Humanities requirement.
A minimum of 28 credits total, including English, humanities, and social science credit, is required to complete the humanities and social sciences graduation requirement.
For BINT students, two English courses (8 credits) and six HSS courses (24 credits) are required to complete. Of the six HSS requirements, BINT students must complete the following:
- An Art History Elective (choose one of the courses below)
- A PSYC/SOCL Elective (choose one of the courses with PSYC or SOCL prefixes)