BSc in Interior Design

General

Program Description

This degree introduces interior design students to the terminology, marketplace, and professional issues of practice, while an experiential curriculum emphasizes both studio and workshop to stimulate creativity, experimentation, problem-solving and innovation. Important values are creativity, passion, diversity, commitment, collaboration, excellence, and vision.

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science Interior Design?

Interior design is more than just decorating. It has evolved into a multi-faceted profession dealing with complete environments that not only please but enhance the health, safety, and welfare of end users. Creative vision is inspired and participatory design skills developed through an increased understanding of the design process. Practical skills you need to see the design process to completion are emphasized. You'll learn to envision great spaces - and know how to build them too.

This challenging multidisciplinary program combines academic study of the history and theory of interior design with practical, hands-on projects. In classes taught by industry professionals, you'll learn drafting techniques, computer modeling, lighting, and materials and methods, with an emphasis on sustainability, health, and safety.

The Professional Interior Designer is qualified by education, experience, and examination to enhance the function and quality of interior spaces. N.A.U. interior design courses meet National Certification for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) Exam eligibility requirements.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:

  • Interior Designer
  • Facility Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Residential Designer
  • Healthcare Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Manufacturer's Representative
  • Residential/Commercial Furniture Dealer
  • Corporate Designer
  • Hotel/Restaurant Designer
  • Furniture/Product Designer
  • Retail Store Designer
  • Furniture/Furnishings Buyer

With further education, one of these paths is possible:

  • Specialization in project types
  • Full-time educators
  • Management

University Requirements

To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.

  • All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
  • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
  • At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
  • At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff
  • Scottsdale
Last updated May 2020

About the School

Northern Arizona University is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value. As a student, you are at the center of the NAU experi ... Read More

Northern Arizona University is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value. As a student, you are at the center of the NAU experience, which is guided by a dedicated and distinguished faculty committed to teaching, individual engagement, and research excellence. Read less