Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture
Professional interior designers are responsible for creating thoughtful spatial experiences that directly influence people's comfort, wellbeing, efficiency, functionality, and overall positive outcomes. Interior designers have the expertise to generate aesthetically unique interior layouts, specify furniture, material finishes, lighting & acoustics, and produce holistic spaces that are inclusive, inspirational, and imaginative. The Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture trains students to become professional interior designers who focus on creating environments with people in mind based on design research evidence. Students are exposed to real-life experiences through design projects as well as internships. Students also participate in study abroad experiences. The Interior Architecture curriculum is compliant with CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation) Professional Standards.
The 4-year program has been aligned with the School's NAAB-accredited Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degree; students have the option of getting accepted in a 2-year track of M.Arch with advanced standing upon completing the B.S. degree in Interior Architecture. This allows well-qualified students to earn a B.S. in Interior Architecture degree and a professional Master of Architecture degree in six years and one summer, rather than the seven years it would normally take to earn each degree separately.