The Washington State University Catalog

Interior Design

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Interior Design (120 Credits)

Students may apply for certification at the end of spring semester of the first year. Certification requirements include completion of a minimum of 24 semester credits and earning a C or better grade in the following courses: SDC 100, 120, and 140. Additional required courses are HISTORY 105, COM 102, ENGLISH 101, and one fine arts course (FINE ART 101, 201, or 202). Transfer equivalents may be approved by the program. A minimum 2.5 WSU cumulative GPA is required to apply for certification. Students’ overall WSU GPA and major specific GPA from the courses listed above are considered in the application process.

Certification Guarantee: Students who have completed the certification courses noted above with an average GPA of at least 3.2, who have an overall GPA of at least 3.2 in the completed courses required in the major, and who have not repeated any required courses, are guaranteed certification.

The plan below is a suggested path to completion of the interior design degree. Students will meet with an advisor each semester to confirm academic schedule and monitor progress towards graduation.

Students are required to earn a grade of C or better in all major courses required for the degree (SDC 100, 120, 140, 250, 350, 473; I D 197, 201, 203, 205, 215, 277, 297, 321, 325, 326, 333, 397, 415, 425, 426, 460).
First Year
First TermCredits
COM 102 [COMM]3
SDC 100 [ARTS]3
SDC 1203
SOC 101 [SSCI] or PSYCH 105 [SSCI]3
Second TermCredits
FINE ART 101, 201, or 202 3
Humanities [HUM]3
MATH prereq, if needed, or Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
SDC 1403
Second Year
First TermCredits
I D 1973
I D 2014
I D 2053
I D 2771
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN] or Elective3
SDC 2503
Second TermCredits
Diversity [DIVR]3
I D 2034
I D 2153
I D 2973
SDC 350 [M]3
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Biological [BSCI] or Physical [PSCI] Sciences3
I D 3214
I D 3253
I D 3263
I D 3973
Second TermCredits
Biological [BSCI] or Physical [PSCI] Science with Lab4
I D 3334
I D 4153
I D 4603
SDC 473 [M]3
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
I D 425 or 4905
Supportive Electives 17
Second TermCredits
I D 426 [CAPS]5
Supportive Electives17
Portfolio Review2

1Supportive Electives: At least 14 credits of any 300-400-level courses from ARCH, CST M, I D, DESIGN, LND ARCH, or SDC, not used to fulfill major requirements. Italian Language course is considered a supportive elective for students who study abroad.
2Portfolio Review required in the final semester of program.

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