Interior Design B.S.
Degree Requirements: 126 Credit Hours
See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.
|Area A1 - Communication Skills|
|Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum||6|
|Area A2 - Quantitative Skills|
|Select 3 credit hours from Area A2 of the Core Curriculum||3|
|Area B - Global Engagement|
|Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum||4|
|Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics|
|Select 6 credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum||6|
|Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology|
|Select 11 credit hours from Area D of the Core Curriculum||11|
|Area E - Social Sciences|
|Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum||12|
|Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major|
|ART 1010||Drawing I||3|
|ART 1020||2D Art and Design Foundations||3|
|ART 1030||3D Art and Design Foundations||3|
|ARTH 2531||Art History I||3|
|INDS 2430||Design Appreciation||3|
|TCGT 1530||Global Sustainability and Innovation||3|
|Health and Physical Education Activities|
|HLTH 1520||Healthful Living||2|
|Physical Education Activities||2|
|FYE 1220||First-Year Seminar||2|
|INDS 2435||Design Studio I||3|
|INDS 2436||Interior Materials and Systems||3|
|INDS 2437||Interior Design CAD I||3|
|INDS 3238||Textiles for Interiors||3|
|INDS 3530||Sustainable Materials and Methods for the Interior Environment||3|
|INDS 3431||History of Interiors||3|
|INDS 3435||Design Studio II||3|
|INDS 3436||Design Studio III||3|
|INDS 3437||Interior Design CAD II||3|
|INDS 3438||Professional Practices I||3|
|INDS 4430||Digital Presentation and Communication||3|
|INDS 4434||Professional Practices II||3|
|INDS 4435||Design Studio IV||3|
|INDS 4427||Interior Design Portfolio||2|
|INDS 4446||Design Studio V||4|
|INDS 4790||Interior Design Internship||3|
|TCM 3333||Building Codes||3|
|Select 3 credit hours of Electives||3|
|Foreign Language Requirement or “Significant International Content” course|
|Select one Foreign Language or “Significant International Content” course||3|
|Total Credit Hours||126|
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:
- Attain admission to Georgia Southern University.
- 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.
- Have a minimum of first semester sophomore status (30 credit hours completed) upon applying for the program.
- 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).
- Complete the following Area F courses with a minimum grade of "C":
Course List Credit Hours INDS 2430 Design Appreciation 3 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
- By the end of the first year students shall have:
- Submitted copies of college transcripts for all work completed to date
- Attended an orientation session with Interior Design Faculty (either Fall or Spring Semester of the first year).
- 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:
- Official Application
- Letter of Intent
- 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.)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).