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).

Advancement into the junior year of the program is based on a student’s past performance and demonstrated skill level to succeed in the more advanced courses offered in the junior and senior years. A portfolio review is conducted in the spring of the sophomore year. See the Academic Catalog for details.


First Year

Fall Semester
  • Interior Design Studio I
  • Color & Composition
  • Drawing I
  • Design Magic
  • English I
Spring Semester
  • Interior Design Studio II
  • Drawing II
  • History of Interior Design I
  • Plane & Solid Geometry
  • 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
  • Building Systems II
  • 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

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