Bachelor of Science in Interior Design

As a four-year professional degree, the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design (BSID) is a rigorous design-oriented curriculum with a strong theoretical basis to integrate creative problem-solving skills with an understanding of the aesthetic, technological, and behavioral aspects of design.


A total of at least 126 hours of coursework is required for the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design.

All students must complete the University’s Core Curriculum as well as the courses listed in the following table. In some cases, a course that is required for the BSID degree may also be counted toward the core curriculum; these courses are identified below.

Architectural Interior Design, Architecture
ARI 310KDesign I3
ARI 310LDesign II3
ARI 320KDesign III--Interiors3
ARI 520LDesign IV--Interiors5
ARI 530KDesign V--Interiors5
ARI 530TDesign VI--Interiors5
ARI 560RAdvanced Interior Design (taken twice)10
Visual communication
ARI 311KVisual Communication I3
ARI 311LVisual Communication II3
ARI 221KVisual Communication III2
Design theory
ARI 350RTopics in Interior Design Theory3
Interior building systems and construction
ARC 415KConstruction I4
ARI 434KConstruction II--Interior Materials and Assemblies4
Professional practice
ARI 362Interior Design Practice3
ARI 318KInteriors and Society3
ARI 318MInterior Design History3
ARI 368RInterior Design History II3
ARC 342RTopics in the History of Architecture (All ARC 342 courses in the series ARC 342C-W may count)3
Environmental controls
ARI 324KEnvironmental Controls I3
ARC 334LEnvironmental Controls II3
Human behavior
ARI 338Designing for Human Behavior3
Professional internship
ARI 130Interior Design Internship1
Core Curriculum Requirements
PHY 309KElementary Physics for Nontechnical Students (physics sequence meets part I of the science and technology requirement of the core curriculum)3
PHY 309LElementary Physics for Nontechnical Students3
PSY 301Introduction to Psychology (meets the social and behavioral sciences requirement of the core curriculum)3
ARC 318LWorld Architecture: The Industrial Revolution to the Present (meets the visual and performing arts requirement of the core curriculum)3
Other Requirements
Art history3
Additional coursework to satisfy the core curriculum27
Total Hours126