Interior Design

Major Requirements

Major: Interior Design

Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 122

University Degree Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
  2. Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework.  Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
  3. Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
  4. A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
  5. At least 30 credits must be NDSU resident credits.  Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
  6. At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
  7. Students presenting transfer credit must meet the NDSU residence credits and the minimum upper level credit. Of the 30 credits earned in residence, a minimum of 15 semester credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above, and 15 semester credits must be in the student’s curricula for their declared major.

For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.

University General Education Requirements

Communication (C)12
College Composition I
College Composition II
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Upper Division Writing
Quantitative Reasoning (R) 3
Science and Technology (S) 10
Humanities and Fine Arts (A) 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) 6
Wellness (W) 2
Cultural Diversity (D) *†
Global Perspectives (G) *†
Total Credits39

 May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.

 General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable.  Students should carefully review major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.

  •  A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.

Major Requirements

Students must maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA and a minimum grade of ‘C’ in all major core requirements.

Interior Design Core Requirements
ADHM 151Design Fundamentals3
ADHM 160Interior Design Careers1
ADHM 161Introduction to Manual Drafting3
ADHM 261Visual Communications3
ADHM 251Interior Design Studio I-Residential3
ADHM 253Interior Design Studio II-Small Scale Contract3
ADHM 264Residential Systems2
ADHM 315History of Interiors I (May satisfy general education category A)3
ADHM 316History of Interiors II (May satisfy general education category A)3
ADHM 351Interior Design Studio III-Advanced Residential3
ADHM 353Interior Design Studio IV-Large Scale Contract Design3
ADHM 363Commercial Lighting Design and Building Systems3
ADHM 365CADD for Interiors3
ADHM 368Interior Materials4
ADHM 450Research and Project Development in Interior Design3
ADHM 451Professional Interior Design Seminar2
ADHM 452Comprehensive Interior Design Project6
ADHM 460Career Development and Professional Practice3
ADHM 461Building Information Modeling3
ADHM 462Pre-Internship Development1
ADHM 496Field Experience3
CSCI 114Computer Applications3
or TL 116 Business Software Applications
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Art History
Art History I
Art History II
Minor Program of Study Required
One of the following minors is required: Art; Business; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Apparel, Retail Merchandising and Design; Foreign Language (French, German, Spanish); History; Gerontology; Emergency Mangement; Natural Resource Managment; other minor options may be approved by interior design faculty. (Total credits required to complete minors will vary).16
Total Credits83

Degree Requirements and Notes

  • Course taken Pass/Fail will not be used to satisfy any requirements other than total credits.