Claire L. Hamilton, Coordinator
The interior design program educates future interior design professionals by preparing students to identify, research and solve problems related to the health, safety and welfare of people in residential, institutional and commercial environments. The program’s interdisciplinary approach addresses the demands and standards of qualification of the profession and related fields. The core program requirements follow a sequential studio format and addresses global perspectives in design, sustainability, human-centered design, the design process, interdisciplinary teamwork, professional practice, history of art, architecture and interiors, elements and principles of design, color, lighting, acoustics, interior systems, and laws, codes, standards and guidelines that impact the design of interior spaces. Students in the program utilize the latest technology for computer drafting, 3D modeling and visual graphics.
Graduates are employed as residential, commercial and healthcare interior designers and work for interior design firms, architectural firms, facility management teams, large corporate offices, hospitals, government agencies, furniture showrooms, and manufacturer representatives for interior furnishings and materials, and in historic preservations/restoration and interior design education.
Interior Design BS Degree Requirements (124 hours)
Interior Design BS Semester Guide
Availability: Hattiesburg Campus
Admission Requirements: See University Admission Policies
Program Academic Policies and Requirements:
- See University Academic Policies and Requirements
- Progression into the 300-level studio courses requires completion of all the pre-ID curriculum requirements with a grade of C or higher.
- Courses within the major require a grade of C or higher.
- Students must have a 2.5 GPA in the major area of study in order to graduate from the program.
- Interior design (ID) majors are required to own a specifically equipped laptop computer as a prerequisite for all 200-level and above ID studio courses. Specifications are available through the interior design website or by contacting the school.
Internship: Students will complete an internship following the successful completion of ID 340 and ID 439 with a grade of C or better.
Accreditation: The Interior Design program is accredited as a first professional-level degree program by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA; formerly FIDER) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Requirements are in accordance with the published standards and guidelines of the CIDA.