The Bachelor of Science in Interior Design prepares prospective students to solve problems related to the function, health/safety/well-being, and quality of interior environments. The program has been continuously accredited since the 1980’s; the agency of oversight is now called the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). Click here to watch a short video about this program.
The interior design program promotes design research, critical thinking, and creativity in design decisions applied to all interior spaces, components, and elements in the built environment. These decisions reflect consideration for social welfare, cultural implications, global, and economic elements. The curriculum blends theory and technical skills, with a sensitivity to environmentally responsible/sustainable design issues and consideration for the needs of all users regardless of age, physical stature, or disability status. Design studios cover hospitality design, commercial design, office space planning, residential design, healthcare design, etc.
Graduates are well-prepared to enter the workplace with a skill set that allows them to thrive professionally and work collaboratively in both the commercial and residential areas of the profession. Skills include drafting, perspective drawing/rendering, AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, Photoshop, SketchUp, and CET Designer, with integrative understanding of HVAC, lighting, building codes, ADA, and LEED rating system.