About the Major

Interior design improves the function and quality of interior spaces. Interior designers collaborate with professionals in architectural, construction, mechanical, and electrical trades. In the major, your training will focus on the design process, aesthetics, and space utilization. Other important concepts of the program include knowledge of building codes and an understanding of laws and standards for interior products. Both a two-year associate degree and a four-year bachelor's degree are offered.

Skills and abilities this major develops include: artistic ability, attention to detail, visualization and design skills, use of computer-aided design software, problem-solving skills, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Quick Facts

Sample Coursework

  • Color and design
  • Textiles for interiors
  • Materials and applications
  • Residential and commercial construction
  • History of interiors and architecture
  • Construction drafting

Possible Careers

  • Residential interior designer
  • Commercial interior designer
  • Manufacturer's representative
  • BIM technician
  • Space planner
  • Facility manager


Where could I work?

  • Deanna Hoskins Interior Design
  • Kitchen Master Corporation
  • Smith Design
  • Specified Lighting Systems
  • The Tile Shop

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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