Bachelor of Science, Major in Interior Design

Bachelor of Science, Major in Interior Design
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
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)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
MATH 1314Pre Calculus Algebra 13
or MATH 1324 Mth for Mngl Decision Making
or MATH 1332 College Mathematics
or MATH 1342 Elementary Statistics
Select two additional Social and Behavioral Sciences6
Critical Thinking
Introduction To Psychology
Principles Of Sociology
Social Problems
Major Core
ARTS 1316Drawing3
COMS 3370Intercultural Communication3
Major
FACS 1360Basic Principles of Design3
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 Design3
FACS 3360Int Dsgn Prof Prac & Procedure3
FACS 3361History of Furnishings II3
FACS 3365Digital Drawing for ID II3
FACS 3377Codes,Stndrds & Facility Maint3
FACS 4330Commercial Design I3
FACS 4331Commercial Design II3
FACS 4369Internship3
ETCM and ARTS Core
ARTS 3385Art History Survey II3
ARTS 4384Modern Art Before 19453
ETCM 2363Architectural Design3
ETCM 3372Construction Drafting 23
Electives
General Elective3
Total Hours120

Notes

A minimum grade of C is required for Interior Design majors in all FACS, ARTS, and ETCM courses and in prerequisites for these courses. The 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.

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

FACS 2364 and FACS 2387 are prerequisites for FACS 2365.

FACS 2387 is a prerequisite for FACS 2388.

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

FACS 2365, FACS 2388, and ARTS 1316 are prerequisites for FACS 3338.  

ETCM 2363 and FACS 3337 are prerequisites for FACS 3338.

ETCM 2363, FACS 2365, and FACS 2388 are prerequisites for FACS 3365.

ARTS 3385 is a prerequisites for ARTS 4384.

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

FACS 4369 requires department approval and 90 hours of course work completed.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III4Component Area III4
ENGL 130113Component Area VIII3
FACS 13603ARTS 13163
HIST 130123ENGL 130213
MATH 1314, 1324, 1332, or 134233HIST 130223
 16 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IV3Component Area V3
Component Area IX1FACS 23613
FACS 23643FACS 23653
FACS 23863FACS 23883
FACS 23873POLS 230643
POLS 230543 
 16 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
FACS 33773ARTS 33853
ETCM 23633FACS 33373
FACS 33323FACS 33603
FACS 33383FACS 33653
FACS 33613PHIL 2303, PSYC 1301, SOCI 1301, or SOCI 13063
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IX3ETCM 337253
ARTS 43843FACS 43313
COMS 33703FACS 43693
FACS 43303PHIL 2303, PSYC 1301, SOCI 1301, or SOCI 13063
General Elective3 
 15 12
Total Hours: 120

Notes

A minimum grade of C is required for Interior Design majors in all FACS, ARTS, and ETCM courses and in prerequisites for these courses. The 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.

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

FACS 2364 and FACS 2387 are prerequisites for FACS 2365.

FACS 2387 is a prerequisite for FACS 2388.

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

FACS 2365FACS 2388, and ARTS 1316 are prerequisites for FACS 3338.  

ETCM 2363 and FACS 3337 are prerequisites for FACS 3338.

ETCM 2363FACS 2365, and FACS 2388 are prerequisites for FACS 3365.

ARTS 3385 is a prerequisites for ARTS 4384.

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

FACS 4369 requires department approval and 90 hours of course work completed.

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 BS 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.