Interior Design (BSD)

Coursework in the BSD program in interior design examines the context and spaces in which individuals and groups live and work.

Interior designers create environments within buildings that meet the physical and psychological needs of individuals and institutions, providing a useful, rich and rewarding environment for their lives. Interior design involves the design of space, equipment and furniture. It requires substantial technical and organizational understanding; sensibility to form, lighting, color and texture; and an awareness of design history and theory.

All students who are admitted to the major must pass a degree milestone at the end of the first year to continue in the major. For more information on the milestone process, students should visit

This is an eight-semester program requiring sequential completion of studio coursework (or approved equivalent) at any point of entry.

Degree Offered

Interior Design (BSD)
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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Information about this program

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Career Outlook

Graduates find employment opportunities with interior design firms or architecture firms and corporations, and governmental entities of any size. Firms may specialize in interior design for residential, commercial, retail, hospitality, institutional and health care spaces. Career specialties include historic restoration, branding, sustainability, new product innovation and incorporation of new technology.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Architectural Drafters -3%$49,970
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary9.4%$73,720
Electrical Drafters5.4%$58,790
Civil Drafters-3%$49,970
Designers, All Other6.2%$49,310
Drafters, All Other-3.4%$49,990
Architectural and Engineering Managers 2%$130,620
Graphic Designers1.4%$45,900
Commercial and Industrial Designers 2%$64,620
Interior Designers3.8%$48,400
Mechanical Drafters-6.8%$52,200
Set and Exhibit Designers6.8%$49,810
Electronic Drafters5.4%$58,790

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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