Interior Architecture and Design Major

Master the art and science of transforming an indoor space.

At a glance

The Interior Architecture and Design program provides you with broad exposure to aspects of interior design and prepares you to enhance function and quality of life, increase productivity, and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public through design. The program is grounded in research-based problem solving in addition to a variety of cultural, environmental, and historical perspectives.

This major is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Students must meet additional requirements in order to continue in the Interior Architecture and Design major from freshman to sophomore year.

Degree typeBachelor of Science
FormatOn campus
Part ofCollege of Health and Human Sciences
Additional requirements?Yes
Accelerated option?No
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Some Career Options

Your degree will prepare you to practice interior architecture/interior design with competency in design fundamentals, space planning and programming, code compliance, lighting, materials research, project management, and professional practices in the design of diverse interior spaces. You’ll have a range of paths open to you in design and architecture firms as a residential, corporate, retail, health care, institutional, education, and hospitality designer, and can also work in lighting design, product development, design-related journalism, illustration, facility/showroom management, and as manufacturers’ representatives. 

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Tour and info session options

Tours may be available as part of Admissions tours and info sessions, offered throughout the year.

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