Interior Design B.S.

Degree Requirements: 126 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
Area A1 - Communication Skills
Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum6
Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
Select 3 credit hours from Area A2 of the Core Curriculum3
Area B - Global Engagement
Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum4
Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics
Select 6 credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum6
Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
Select 11 credit hours from Area D of the Core Curriculum11
Area E - Social Sciences
Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum12
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
ART   1010Drawing I3
ART   10202D Art and Design Foundations 3
ART   10303D Art and Design Foundations 3
ARTH   2531Art History I3
INDS   2430Design Appreciation3
TCGT   1530Global Sustainability and Innovation3
Health and Physical Education Activities
HLTH   1520Healthful Living2
Physical Education Activities2
FYE   1220First-Year Seminar2
Major Requirements
INDS   2435Design Studio I3
INDS   2436Interior Materials and Systems3
INDS   2437Interior Design CAD I3
INDS   3238Textiles for Interiors3
INDS   3530Sustainable Materials and Methods for the Interior Environment3
INDS   3431History of Interiors3
INDS   3434Lighting3
INDS   3435Design Studio II3
INDS   3436Design Studio III3
INDS   3437Interior Design CAD II3
INDS   3438Professional Practices I3
INDS   4430Digital Presentation and Communication3
INDS   4434Professional Practices II3
INDS   4435Design Studio IV3
INDS   4427Interior Design Portfolio2
INDS   4446Design Studio V4
INDS   4790Interior Design Internship3
Other Requirements
TCM   3333Building Codes3
Select 3 credit hours of Electives3
Foreign Language Requirement or “Significant International Content” course
Select one Foreign Language or “Significant International Content” course3
Total Credit Hours126

Program Admission Requirements in Interior Design

Minimum Program Admission Criteria

In order to be considered for admission into the Interior Design Program, the applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Attain admission to Georgia Southern University.
  2. If a student is a declared major in an area other than interior design, he/she must complete the change of major form online. This form will initiate the process for getting student's current advisement records and folder sent to the CHHS advising center.
  3. Have a minimum of first semester sophomore status (30 credit hours completed) upon applying for the program.
  4. Achieve a minimum total overall institution GPA of 2.25 or better on all course work attempted (transfer course work and work completed at Georgia Southern University are considered).
  5. Complete the following Area F courses with a minimum grade of "C":
    Credit Hours
    INDS   2430Design Appreciation3
    Select 2 of the 3 ART courses in Area F:6
    Drawing I (preferred)
    2D Art and Design Foundations (preferred)
    3D Art and Design Foundations
    (Students may be enrolled in any of the above courses during the application semester.)
  6. By the end of the first year students shall have:
    1. Submitted copies of college transcripts for all work completed to date
    2. Attended an orientation session with Interior Design Faculty (either Fall or Spring Semester of the first year).
  7. Students transferring in with an Interior Design Major from other schools are required to have their portfolio and transcript(s) evaluated by the Interior Design Program Coordinator who is responsible for determining which design courses remain to be taken and which design courses are eligible to receive transfer credit hour. Adequate time must be allowed for scheduling, review and notification. Please contact the program coordinator to schedule an appointment.

Application for Admission to the Interior Design Program

The following completed Admission Package must be turned in by the application deadline in order for the candidate to be considered:

  1. Official Application
  2. Letter of Intent
  3. Verification of grades with official transcripts of all schools attended including this university (WINGS accepted); mid-term verification of grades for all required courses in process. (Students may be in the process of taking Drawing I (ART   1010) or 2D Art and Design Foundations (ART   1020) and will be required to submit a mid-term grade from the professor. Final acceptance is contingent upon the final grade received in the course.)
  4. Mid-term verification card: contains midterm grade verification and signature of professor for all Area F courses where student is enrolled in the same semester as application (final acceptance into the program is based on final grade in al currently enrolled course). Midterm grade cards can be obtained from the secretary in building 211.

Application Deadlines


  • All applications are due by 4:30pm the Friday following the last day to withdraw (October)
  • Students applying during the fall semester will begin the program and the first studio course the next consecutive semester (spring)


  • All applications are due by 4:30pm the Friday following the last day to withdraw (March)
  • Students applying during the spring semester will begin the program and the first studio course the next consecutive semester (fall)

Program Progression Requirements

Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all courses within the major requirements including remaining Area F courses.

  1. Students must complete the courses in sequence and complete all prerequisites. If a course is dropped or failed, then the student will be out of sequence and graduation will be delayed. These students may have to reapply to the major depending on circumstances, availability of space, and time elapsed between classes.
  2. Majors that drop from the program due to personal reasons and wish to reapply at a later date must have courses and skills reevaluated to determine eligibility for the current curriculum and program.

NOTE: Students transferring into the Interior Design major from other majors or from other institutions may not be able to graduate necessarily within the traditional four-year period.

For additional information, contact the College of Health and Human Sciences Student Services Center at (912) 478-1931 or the School of Human Ecology at (912) 478-5345.

The Interior Design Program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).