ID Undergraduate Degrees

The university’s requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design can be found here

Freshman and Transfer Admission

The Office of Admissions and Scholarships handles admission applications for undergraduate students. Please visit Office of Admissions and Scholarships for more information. 

Admission Requirements for Interior Design, Upper Division Status:

To be reviewed for admission to the Interior Design Upper Division (professional level interior design courses) students must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Completion of 56 credits.
  • Overall University GPA of 2.5 or greater.
  • An artistic/portfolio component may be required.
  • Interior Design GPA of 3.0 or greater, in the following courses: IDES 140 (**IDES 142) (**IDES 150) (**IDES 152) ATD 231 IDES 240 IDES 250 (**IDES 252).

During the Spring term of IDES 252, students will be able to fill out an application to the Upper Division Major. At the end of the Spring term, students will be evaluated on the (**) courses and ranked accordingly. Of those who meet the above requirements, up to 20 could be admitted to the upper division.

Interior Design Courses

First & Second Years Credits Third Year Credits Fourth Year Credits
IDES 140 Design for Living 3 IDES 340 ID Specs & Workroom Practices 3 IDES 440 Contemporary Design 2
IDES 142 Design Theorgy Studio 3 IDES 342 ID Human Dimensions 3 IDES 441 ID Open Office Systems 1
IDES 150 ID Drafting 3 IDES 343 ID Presentation & Media 3 IDES 442 ID Programming 3
IDES 152 Interior Environments 4 IDES 344 History of ID: Ancient-Rococo 3 IDES 451 ID Professional Practice 2
ATD 231 Textile Materials 4 IDES 350 ID Light & Environmental Systems 3 IDES 452 ID Synthesis III 4
IDES 240 Computer-Aided Design for Designers 3 IDES 352 ID Synthsis II 4 Total Credits 12
IDES 250 CAD and Structural Systems 3 IDES 354 History of ID: Neo-Classical-Modern 3
IDES 252 ID Synthsis I 4 IDES 393 Intro. to Professional Practice 1
Total Credits 27 Total Credits 23

 

General Ed (University Requirements Credits Other Major Requirements Credits
IAH 20 (Arts & Humanities) Choice of “A” courses (201-210) 4 HA (must complete 2 Art History Courses 3-4, each
IAH 2 Choice of “B” courses (211+) 4 CSE 101 Computing Concepts and Competencies 3
ISS 2 (Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences) Social Science 4 General Electives (as necessary to complete required credits) -
ISS 3 Social Science 4 Total Credits 24
ISB (Biological and Physical Sciences) Biological Science 3 List of General Electives for ID
ISP Physical Science 3 IDES 454 Revit for Designers 3
IS Lab 2 IDES 456 Historic Preservation & Sustainability 3
WRA (Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures) Tier 1 Writing 4 IDES 458 Green Building & Housing 3
MTH 1825 Intermediate Algebra (according to placement)* 3 ID Study Abroad
6-8
MTH 103 College Algebra 3
Total Credits (*37 required for students with credit in MTH 1825) 34

 

TOTAL BACHELOR DEGREE CREDITS
120 (*123 required for students with credit in MTH 1825)

Accreditation

The Interior Design curriculum has been continually accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) since 1976. CIDA has a website at http://www.accredit-id.org/.

Meet Your Advisor

Student Services Office
(517) 432-3393
Human Ecology Building, Room 102

 

Gina Brooks PhotoGina Brooks
Academic Advisor - Undergraduate Programs
Interior Design and Landscape Architecture
Human Ecology Building, Room 102A
(517) 432-3397
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