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Interior Design

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Interior Design (120 Credits)

Interior Design (ID) is a four-year program structured into one year of pre-professional coursework and three years of major (professional) coursework. Professional program courses begin in second year fall. Due to the sequential nature of courses there are no spring admits. To be considered for admission into the ID program, a student must have completed the following pre-professional coursework (or their approved equivalents):

ART 101, 201, or 202 [ARTS], COM 102 [COMM], ENGLISH 101 [WRTG], HISTORY 105 [ROOT], PSYCH 105 or SOC 101 [SSCI], and SDC 100, 120, 140, each with a grade of C or better and an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher.

Students not meeting the admission to major criteria above will be considered until enrollment limits are reached. Average enrollment limits into the second year of the interior design major are 25-30 students. Greater emphasis is given to performance in SDC 100, 120, and 140. Completion of all pre-professional coursework does not guarantee acceptance into the professional program. Students are encouraged to work with SDC advisors to identify an alternate major should they not be admitted to their primary choice of major.

Transfer Students
A limited number of transfer students are considered each year. Requirements include completion of the pre-professional courses (or approved equivalents). Emphasis is given to cumulative GPA. A design portfolio may be requested for additional evaluation.

Schedule of Studies
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, 300, 350, 473; I D 197, 201, 203, 205, 215, 277, 297, 312, 321, 325, 326, 333, 350, 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
ART 101, 201, or 202 3
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN] 13
SDC 1403
UCORE Inquiry24
Second Year
First TermCredits
I D 1973
I D 2014
I D 2053
I D 2771
SDC 2503
SDC 30031
Second TermCredits
I D 2034
I D 2153
I D 2973
SDC 350 [M]3
UCORE Inquiry23
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
I D 3122
I D 3214
I D 3253
I D 3263
I D 3973
Second TermCredits
I D 3334
I D 3503
I D 4153
I D 4603
Supportive Electives44 or 3
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
I D 425 or 4905
Supportive Electives 47
UCORE Inquiry23
Second TermCredits
I D 426 [CAPS]5
SDC 473 [M]3
UCORE Inquiry23
Portfolio Review5
Complete Senior Exit Survey

1All first-year students must take the ALEKS math placement exam. Prerequisites may be required depending on the score.
2Must complete 4 of these 5 UCORE designations: BSCI, DIVR, EQJS, HUM, PSCI. One lab science (BSCI or PSCI) must be completed.
3Students must complete SDC 300 by the end of the second year.
4Supportive Electives: At least 10 credits of any 300-400-level courses from ARCH, CST M, I D, DESIGN, LND ARCH, SDC, or other courses approved in consultation with I D Program Head not used to fulfill major requirements. Italian Language course is considered a supportive elective for students who study abroad. Total credits must meet the University requirement of 120 credits of coursework.
5Portfolio Review required in the final semester of program.

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