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2006-07 Undergraduate Catalog


Interior Design
College: Design, Construction and Planning
Degree: Bachelor of Design
Hours for the Degree: 120
Minor: No
Combined-Degree Program: Yes

The Department of Interior Design is recognized as a leading program with DesignIntelligence ranking the department as 7th in the country. Interior design is an excellent major for students with strong creative and analytical skills who are self-motivated and work well in teams. This program prepares students for careers in areas such as office design, retail, healthcare, residential, and hospitality. Examples of interior design specializations include historic preservation and environmental sustainability.

To give students first-hand design exposure, the department organizes trips to interact with designers and experience firms, installations, significant buildings, and exhibitions in cities such as Atlanta and Chicago. During the summer, upper- division students have participated in the Vicenza Institute of Architecture, and the department offers academic credit for approved internships to explore professional opportunities. Interior design students may consider pursuing graduate studies in the program's 4+1 option to receive a Master of Interior Design.

Field trips are required in the junior and senior years. Students should plan to have adequate funds for field trips and design studio project materials. Internships are recommended in the summer between the junior and senior years.

The four-year program is accredited by the Foundation for Interior Design Education Research (FIDER).

Critical-Tracking Requirements

Semester 1:

  • 2.6 UF GPA required
  • Complete IND 1020 with a grade of C or better
  • Complete IND 2100 with a grade of C or better
  • Complete ARC 1301 with a grade of C or better

Semester 2:

  • 2.6 UF GPA required
  • Complete ARC 1302 with a grade of C or better
  • Complete IND 2130, ENC 2210 or ENC 3254

Semester 3:

  • 2.8 UF GPA required
  • Complete IND 2313, IND 2422, ARC 2303 and CGS 2470
  • Complete MAC 1147 (or MAC 1140 and MAC 1114) or PHY 2004

Semester 4:

  • 2.85 UF GPA required
  • Complete IND 2214, IND 2635 and IND 2460C
  • Successfully complete selective admissions guidelines

Semester 5:

  • Complete IND 3215, IND 3468, and IND 3424

To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

Suggested semester-by-semester plan

Semester 1Credits
ARC 1301 Architectural Design 14
IND 1020 Introduction to Architectural Interiors2
IND 2100 History of Interior Design 1 (GE-H)3
Composition (GE-C, WR)3
Total 12
Semester 2Credits
ARC 1302 Architectural Design 24
IND 2130 History of Interior Design 23
ENC 2210 Technical Writing or
ENC 3254 Professional Writing in the Discipline (WR)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)3
Total 13

The Department of Interior Design requires students to complete MAC 1147 or PHY 2004 no later than Semester 3. Both PHY 2004 AND MAC 1147 must be completed before Semester 5. Due to the rigorous nature of design studio, students are strongly encouraged to complete these particular courses during the summer semesters.

These courses should be taken prior to semesters 3 and 5
MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry (GE-M) or
MAC 1140 Algebra and MAC 1114 Trigonometry (GE-M)
Total 4-5
Semester 3Credits
ARC 2303 Architectural Design 35
IND 2313 Interior Design Communication Systems3
IND 2422 Interior Finishes and Materials3
CGS 2470 Introduction to Computers for Architecture Majors (GE-M)3
Total 14
Semester 4Credits
IND 2214 Introduction to Architectural Interiors5
IND 2635 Theory of Interior Architecture3
IND 2460C Computer Applications in Three Dimensional Design3
Physical or Biological Science (GE-P or B)3
Total 14
This course should be taken before semester 5
PHY 2004 Applied Physics 1 or
PHY 2053 Physics 1 (GE-P)
Total 3

Interior design is a limited-access program. During the spring semester of the sophomore year, interior design faculty review each sophomore student's work and determine whether the student is prepared to continue as an interior design major. For more information, please contact the department regarding its selective admissions guidelines.

Semester 5Credits
IND 3215 Architectural Interiors 15
IND 3468 Interior Environmental Technologies3
IND 3424 Interior Design Construction Documents4
Physical or Biological Science (GE-P or B)3
Total 15
Semester 6Credits
IND 3216 Architectural Interiors 25
IND 3431 Interior Lighting3
IND 3505 Professional Practice of Interior Design3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)3
Total 14
Semester 7Credits
IND 4225 Advanced Architectural Interiors 16
IND 4450C Advanced Interior Design Detailing and Construction Documents4
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)3
3000-/4000-level elective3
Total 16
Semester 8Credits
IND 4226 Advanced Architectural Interiors 26
IND 4440 Furniture Design3
IND elective3
3000-/4000-level elective3
Total 15