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Interior Design - B.A. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II.   MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (100 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  AED 10001 Design Thinking I 1 2
    10002 Design Thinking II 1 2
    10101 Design Foundations Studio I 1 3
    10102 Design Foundations Studio II 1 3
KFA  ARCH 10012 Survey of Architectural History II 3
KFA ARTH 22007 Art History: Renaissance to Modern Art 3
  ID 14011 Introduction to Interior Design 1 1
    14012 Design and Human Behavior 1 3
    24001 Interior Design Studio I: Space Planning and Human Factors 1 3
    24002 Interior Design Studio II: Detailing and Fabrication 1 3
    24011 Methods and Materials I: Building Systems 1 3
    24012 Codes and Standards for Interior Practice 1
    24013 History of Interiors I: Ancient to 15th Century 1
    24021 Integrated Digital Applications I 1 3
    24022  3D Modeling and Rendering 1
    34001 Interior Design Studio III: Large Scale Planning and Documentation 1 4
    34002 Interior Design Studio IV: Global and Historical Context 1 4
    34011 Lighting for Interior Spaces 3
    34012 Methods and Materials II: Interior Materials 3
    34013 Interior Design Business and Professional Practice 1 3
    34021 Lighting for Interior Spaces Laboratory 1
    34022 Methods and Materials II: Interior Materials Laboratory 1 1
    34023 Personal Branding and Image Making 1 3
    44001 Interior Design Studio V: Specialized Focus and Populations 1 5
    44002 Interior Design Studio VI: Community Engagement 1 5
    44011 Integrated Design Practice and Project Management 1 2
    44014 History of Interiors II: 16th through 19th Century 1 3
    44015 History of Interiors III: 20th Century to the Present 1 3
    44041 Current Issues in Interior Design 1 1
ELR   44592 Professional Interior Design Internship 1 1
    44611 Interior Design Research and Programming 1 2
    44612 Interior Specifications and Cost Analysis 1 3
WIC   44631 Inquiry for Evidence-Based Design 1 1
  MKTG 25010 Principles of Marketing 3
Personal Selling (3)
or Retailing and Web-Based Merchandising (3)
  TECH 11071 Woods Technology I 3
    31015 Construction Technology 3
Type Course Title Credits
KAD COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication 3
KSS ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics 3
KMC MATH 11010 Algebra for Calculus 3
General Psychology (3)
or Introduction to Sociology (3)
  Kent Core Composition 6
  Kent Core Humanities 3
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Additional 3

1. A minimum grade of C (2.000) must be earned.

Note 1: A minimum 2.500 cumulative GPA is required for advancement to second year and a 2.500 GPA in the major to graduate.

Note 2: This professional program is based on both lecture and studio work. Because of this, the coursework requires the use of expendable materials. Interior Design majors are expected to purchase art supplies and materials beyond the regular textbooks.

Special Major Note:

Students who pass 15 credits of non-remedial academic coursework each fall and spring semester will accumulate 120 credits in four years. This major requires 131 credits for graduation. Students can stay on track for graduation by:

  • Declaring their major as freshmen and completing all courses in sequence (bear in mind that switching majors may cause a delay in graduation);
  • Prioritizing required courses above electives;
  • Meeting regularly with their academic advisors to stay on track;
  • Passing each required course the first time attempted and maintaining the minimal GPA for the major;
  • Successfully completing more than 15 credit hours of relevant coursework (field-based work, internship) during academic semesters; and/or
  • Completing relevant coursework (field-based work, internship) during summer sessions.