Bachelor of Arts, Major in Interior Design

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Interior Design
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 13
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 23
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 34
Degree Specific Requirements
Foreign Language: WOLC 1411, WOLC 1412 (same field)8
COMS 3370Intercultural Communication3
KINE 2115Lifetime Health and Wellness 31
PHIL 2303Critical Thinking 23
WOLC 2311Intermediate Foreign Language 13
Major: Foundation
ARTS 1316Drawing3
FACS 1360Basic Principles of Design3
Major: Required
FACS 2361History of Furnishings I3
FACS 2364Design Theory and Materials3
FACS 2365Digital Drawing for ID3
FACS 2386Space Planning Fundamentals3
FACS 2387Architectural Graphics For Int3
FACS 2388Building Systems For Interiors3
FACS 3332Lighting Applicans Interiors3
FACS 3337Design Process3
FACS 3338Residential Design (Spring only)3
FACS 3360Int Dsgn Prof Prac & Procedure3
FACS 3361History of Furnishings II3
FACS 3365Digital Drawing for ID II3
FACS 3377Codes,Stndrds & Facility Maint (Fall only)3
FACS 4330Commercial Design I3
FACS 4331Commercial Design II3
FACS 4369Internship3
Major: Prescribed Electives
ARTS 3385Art History Survey II3
ARTS 4384Modern Art Before 19453
ETCM 2363Architectural Design3
ETCM 3372Construction Drafting 43
Electives: General
General Electives1
Minor: Not Required 5,6
Total Hours120
1

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture). Options include ARAB 2311FREN 2311GERM 2311SGNL 2311, and SPAN 2311.

2

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Science).

3

Satisfies one hour of the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option). 

4

ETCM department waives prerequisites for Interior Design majors. 

5

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours may be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

6

All minors can be paired with this degree program. 

Notes 

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.5 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.5 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

A minimum grade of C is required of Interior Design majors in all FACS, ARTS, and ETCM courses and in all prerequisites for these courses. This program requires a 2.5 GPA.

The Interior Design specific courses (FACS designation) are only offered once per academic year, in either Fall or Spring, as noted in the plan of study with the exception of FACS 1360.

FACS 1360 is a prerequisite for FACS 2364, FACS 2365, FACS 2386, and FACS 2387.

FACS 2364, FACS 2386, and FACS 2387 should be taken concurrently.

FACS 1360 or FACS 2364 is a prerequisite for ETCM 2363.

FACS 3332 and FACS 3337 are prerequisites for FACS 3338.

ETCM 2363 is a prerequisite for FACS 3338.

ARTS 3385 is a prerequisite for ARTS 4384.

Passages of a sophomore portfolio review is required prior to taking FACS 3338.

FACS 4369 requires department approval and the completion of 90 hours. 

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area II3Component Area III4
Component Area III4ARTS 13163
ENGL 130113ENGL 130213
FACS 13603HIST 130223
HIST 130123 
 16 13
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IX3Component Area V3
FACS 23643ETCM 23633
FACS 23863FACS 23613
FACS 23873FACS 23653
KINE 211531FACS 23883
PHIL 230343POLS 230553
 16 18
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
FACS 33323ARTS 33853
FACS 33613FACS 33373
FACS 33383FACS 33603
FACS 33773FACS 33653
POLS 230653WOLC 1411 (same field)4
 15 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ARTS 43843ETCM 337263
COMS 33703FACS 43313
FACS 43303FACS 43693
General Elective1WOLC 231173
WOLC 1412 (same field)4 
 14 12
Total Hours: 120
1

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communications).

2

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History).

3

Satisfies one hour of the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

4

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Science).

5

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VII (Political Science/Government).

6

ETCM department waives prerequisites for Interior Design majors.

7

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture). Options include ARAB 2311, FREN 2311, GERM 2311, SGNL 2311, and SPAN 2311.

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.5 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.5 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

A minimum grade of C is required of Interior Design majors in all FACS, ARTS, and ETCM courses and in all prerequisites for these courses. This program requires a 2.5 GPA.

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours may be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

All minors can be paired with this degree program. 

The Interior Design specific courses (FACS designation) are only offered once per academic year, in either Fall or Spring, as noted in the plan of study with the exception of FACS 1360.

FACS 1360 is a prerequisite for FACS 2364FACS 2365, FACS 2386, and FACS 2387.

FACS 2364FACS 2386, and FACS 2387 should be taken concurrently.

FACS 3332 and FACS 3337are prerequisites for FACS 3338.

ETCM 2363 is a prerequisite for FACS 3338.

ARTS 3385 is a prerequisite for ARTS 4384.

Passages of a sophomore portfolio review is required prior to taking FACS 3338. 

FACS 4369 requires department approval and the completion of 90 hours. 

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BA in Interior Design is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Oral and written communication.
  • Technical interior design knowledge.
  • Manual and digital drawing.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Application of evidence-based design.