BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Interior Design (comprehensive)

The four-year degree plan was created to demonstrate that it is possible for a student to graduate in four years. The four-year degree option can be completed in eight regular semesters (with one summer internship). Students in FID are encouraged to complete their programs within four years. The four-year degree plan assumes the following:

  • No remedial coursework is required.
  • The student does not fail any classes.
  • The student does not change minors.
  • The student is willing to take an internship during one summer.

Also, a four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that a student may bring with him or her upon admission to the University. Make an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss schedules and options.

Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.


All Interior Design majors are required to complete a minimum of four credit hours’ worth of internship experience to satisfy their major degree requirements.

Interior Design students must complete HID 201: Studio I, HID 241: Residential Design I, and HID 325: Pre-Internship Seminar prior to being eligible to register. This is a three course sequence, you must complete Pre-Internship prior to completing internship. Review the course descriptions for all courses. 

All students are highly encouraged to gain practical work experience prior to completing an internship for credit, as this builds upon the knowledge acquired within the classroom.

First Semester (Fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
GEP 101 or UHC 1102
ENG 110 Writing I3
MTH 135 or Higher3
HID 140 Fundamentals of Design and Interiors3
TCM 121 Construction Principles and Practice3
Total hours14

Second Semester (Spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
CIS 101 or CSC 1012
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
HID 208 CAD for Interior Design3
HID 241 Residential Design I3
TCM 122 Construction Materials and Methods3
Total hours17

Third Semester (Fall)

Third semester courses Credit hours
HST 121 or HST 1223
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches3
HID 201 Studio I3
HID 303 Studio III3
TCM 221 Construction Drawings and Quantity Take-off3
ART 115 Drawing I3
Total hours17

Fourth Semester (Spring)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
Writing II3
HID 202 Studio II3
HID 304 Studio IV3
TCM 313 Facility Design3
ART 215 Drawing II3
Total hours15

Fifth Semester (Fall)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
Natural World4
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
HID 325 Pre-Internship Seminar1
HID 344 Historical Design Pre 19th Century3
TCM 321 Mechanical Systems for Buildings3
Total hours14

Sixth Semester (Spring)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
HID 346 Historical Design: 19th - 21st Century3
HID 406 Studio VI3
HID 408 Computer Applications for Interior Design3
TCM 322 Electrical Systems for Buildings3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business3
ACC 201 or MKT 3503
Total hours18

Seventh Semester (Fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
Natural World4
Culture and Society: Humanities Perspective3
HID 405 Studio V3
TCM 320 Construction Contracts, Specifications and Law3
Total hours13

Eighth Semester (Spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
Culture and Society: Social Science Perspective3
Self-Understanding: Humanities Perspective3
Self-Understanding: Creativity and Vision Perspective3
HID 424 Business Practices2
HID 441 National Council of Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) and Senior Show2
Total hours13