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2024-25 Catalog 
2024-25 Catalog

Interior Design (BS)

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The four-year Interior Design degree provides student’s academic preparation for employment in the design-build industry. 

Students develop skills in professional practice and sales, Auto CAD, Revit Architecture, drafting, sketching, rendering, space planning, specification of materials, building codes, history and theory. Drafting and technical skills are essential to the program of study.

In addition to classroom projects, students participate in various community service projects, interdisciplinary design charrettes, attend field trips, and participate locally in professional organizations such as ASID, IIDA and NKBA.

Students graduating with the Interior Design degree meet guidelines for the practice of residential and commercial interior design, are academically prepared to sit for the IDFX exam, gain membership in professional organizations, become licensed, and after two years of experience in the field sit for the NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) exam. The Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and is endorsed by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).

Because the practice of interior design is complex, technical, and demanding, this program provides students with the technical skills, design and sales skills necessary to compete in the profession.

  • Program Prerequisite: None.
  • Minor: Not required.
  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “B” or better in courses required for this major (a grade of “B-” is not acceptable) in addition to an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 124 hours is required for this program for graduation.
  • Program Code: 8087BS
  • CIPC: 500408

Transfer students and students coming into the program with an AAS, AA, or AS will take at least six semesters to complete the program. 


All Interior Design students are required to meet with a faculty advisor each semester for course and program advisement.  Contact the department administrative assistant at 801.395.3427 for more information or to schedule an appointment.  (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)

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Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ). There are no admission or application requirements for this program.

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  for Bachelor of Science requirements. MATH 1030  (3) is recommended to fulfill the Quantitative Literacy requirement. The following required support courses will also be applied toward general education requirements: ART 1010  (3) or ART 1030  (3) and COMM 2110  (3).

Transfer Credits:

No courses older than 10 years will be accepted for credit toward a degree in this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Design theory and evidence based design. Students are exposed to or will apply theory and research to design projects and problem solving.
  • Professional Practice, Presentation and Sales Techniques. Students will be exposed to ethics in professional practice and will utilize professional verbal and visual selling techniques to present interior design concepts.
  • Design Process, Construction Drawings and Technical Skills. Students apply the 5-phase design process and utiliize technical skills in producing working construction drawings as part of course projects.
  • Health, Safety and Welfare, Sustainability, Accessibility. Students will produce design solutions that are sustainable, protect health, safety and welfare, and provide accessibility to all occupants. Student work will feature specification of sustainable products and materials and concepts that adhere to standards, codes and ethical building practices.
  • Culture, Diversity, Historical Precedent. Students will be exposed to or will illustrate diversity through various design concepts that address diverse familial groups and cultures as well as historical precedent.

Major Course Requirements for BS Degree


Students are required to attend and participate in activities outside of the classroom and at least one workshop per year, for which a fee may be attached.

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