Jan 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Interior Design, B.S.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

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

General Requirements (Core Areas A - E) Credit Hours: 42

Additional Requirements Credit Hours: 4

Other Requirements Credit Hours: 3

Elective Credit Hours: 3

  • Select 3 credit hours of Free Electives

Foreign Language Requirement or “Significant International Content” Course Credit Hours: 3

  • Select one Foreign Language or “Significant International Content” course

Total Credit Hours: 124 Credit Hours

Program Admission Criteria 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. Declared interior design as a major. If a student is a declared major in an area other than interior design, and does not want to be a double major, they 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 CBSS advising center.
  3. Will have a minimum of 24 credit hours completed upon starting the program.
  4. Achieve a minimum institutional GPA of 2.25 or better on all course work attempted (if less than 24 credits have been completed at Georgia Southern, transfer course work and work completed at Georgia Southern University are considered).
  5. Complete or be currently taking INDS 2430  with a minimum grade of “C” and two of the following required Area F ART courses with a minimum grade of “C”:

    INDS 2430 - Design Appreciation (3 Credit Hours)  
    Select 2 of the 3 ART courses in Area F: Credit Hours: 6
    ART 1010 - Drawing I (3 Credit Hours)  
    ART 1020 - 2D Art and Design Foundations (3 Credit Hours)  
    ART 1030 - 3D Art and Design Foundations (3 Credit Hours)  

(Students may be enrolled in any of the above courses during the application semester.)

  1. Students shall have:
    1. Submitted copies of college transcripts for all work completed to date.
    2. Attend an orientation session with Interior Design Faculty, which is held once a semester (Spring & Fall only), typically about 2 weeks prior to the application deadline.
  2. 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. All transfer credits must be evaluated by the Undergraduate Office of Admissions and posted on the Georgia Southern transcript upon official acceptance to the University.

Honors in Interior Design

To graduate with Honors in Interior Design, a student must:

  • be admitted to the Honors College;
  • successfully complete at least three credits of HONS 4610  over three semesters;
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • be in good standing in the Honors College at the time of graduation.

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 INDS 2430 Design Appreciation ART 1010 Drawing I ART 1020 2D Art and Design Foundations  and/or ART 1030 3D Art and Design Foundations  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 all currently enrolled course). Mid-term verification cards can be obtained from the website or emailing the program coordinator. 

Application Deadlines


  • All applications are due by 4:30pm the Friday following the last day to withdraw.
  • Students applying during the fall semester may 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. 
  • Students applying during the spring semester may 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 required courses within the major including any remaining Area F courses and TCM 3333 Building Codes .

  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.


Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit the Academic Advisement  catalog page.