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  Dec 14, 2017
 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interior Design Major, BS in Interior Design – Traditional Track


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The interior design curriculum is a rigorous course of study which combines technical courses, design studio courses, humanities, and a wide choice of electives. Through coursework and field study experiences, students develop specialized problem solving skills and knowledge for the analysis, planning and design of interior architectural environments. They apply the use of lighting, color, mechanical systems, and furnishings as they design spaces for both residential and commercial settings.

uTrack Requirements (for students entering Fall 2013 or later)

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who enter prior to Fall 2015.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design – Traditional Track


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
ARCH 121 ARCH 171   5 2.3 cumulative GPA
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118 * 3  
IDS 101  or IDS 107   3  
IDS 221   2  
1Communicating Orally Elective * 3  
Term 2
ARCH 122 , ARCH 172   6 2.3 cumulative GPA
ARCH 211 *, ARCH 217 *, IDS 211 , or IDS 217   3 ENGL 102 *
IDS 200 * or IDS 207 * 3  
ENGL 102 * 3  
Term 3
ARCH 221   2 2.3 cumulative GPA
ARCH 212 * or ARCH 218 * 3 MATH 123 *
IDS 261 , IDS 271 , IDS 273   9  
MATH 123 * 3  
Term 4
IDS 272 , IDS 274   6 3.0 major GPA or 2.5 major GPA and successful
portfolio review
IDS 212  or IDS 218   3 IDS 272  
PHYS 161 * 3  
ARTH 173 * or ARTH 178 * 3  
Term 5
ARCH 421   2 2.3 cumulative GPA
IDS 331 IDS 371 , IDS 373 , IDS 460 * 11 IDS 371  
1Natural Sciences w/ Lab Elective * 4  
Term 6
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 2.3 cumulative GPA
IDS 360 , IDS 372   9 IDS 372  
1Social Sciences Elective * 3  
Term 6½
IDS 420  or IDS 491   3  
Term 7
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 Apply to graduate
IDS 480 , IDS 430 3 3-4 IDS 471  
IDS 471  and IDS 473   6  
2Professional Elective 3  
Term 8
1Communicating through Writing Elective * 3 IDS 472  or IDS 474  
IDS 472 , IDS 474 , or IDS 477   5-6  
2Professional Elective 3  
2Professional Elective 3  
TOTAL 127-129  
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Chosen from the University General Education list .
2 Chosen from any 300-499 interior design courses, any 300-599 architecture courses, or any 400-599 landscape architecture courses.
3 IDS 430  required only if IDS 472 - Senior Interior Design Project  or IDS 477 - Honors: Senior Interior Design Project  is to be taken in the final spring semester.

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