Interior room with a pool table, chess set, and mirrored overhead lamps.

The Interior Design emphasis is a four-year, professional baccalaureate program accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). The program's purpose is to improve quality of life and protect human health, safety, and welfare through the design of the interior environment.  The NCIDQ definition clarifies the scope of the services and tasks of the profession. Curriculum incorporates signature characteristics of interior design such as furniture, fixtures, and equipment, color, and interior materiality.  The program benefits from its enriched academic research environment with outstanding faculty. Emphasizing the thinking and making of spaces, our interior design program stresses the inside of buildings and those experiences that help to create peoples’ individual meaning in life.  the program prepares students for entry-level interior design practive and advanced study in multi-faceted profession. For more information on professional advancement and examples of opportunities see Careers in Interior Design with links to professional organizations and regulations. Also see post-graduate placements at Spotlight on Alumni.   See Architectural Studies for  web page for highlights of program.