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) 24
Degree Specific Requirements
COMS 3370Intercultural Communication3
KINE 2115Lifetime Health and Wellness 21
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: 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 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
Major: Prescribed Electives
ARTS 3385Art History Survey II3
ARTS 4384Modern Art Before 19453
ETCM 2363Architectural Design3
ETCM 3372Construction Drafting 33
Electives: General
General Electives3
Minor: Not Required 4,5
Total Hours120
1

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics).

2

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

3

ETCM department waives prerequisites for Interior Design majors.

4

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 will be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours.

5

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 for Interior Design majors in all ARTS, ETCM, and FACS 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 prerequisite 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
FACS 23643FACS 23613
FACS 23863FACS 23653
FACS 23873FACS 23883
KINE 211541POLS 230653
POLS 230553 
 16 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ETCM 23633ARTS 33853
FACS 33323FACS 33373
FACS 33383FACS 33603
FACS 33613FACS 33653
FACS 33773PHIL 2303, PSYC 1301, SOCI 1301, or SOCI 13063
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IX3ETCM 337263
ARTS 43843FACS 43313
COMS 33703FACS 43693
FACS 43303PHIL 2303, PSYC 1301, SOCI 1301, or SOCI 13063
General Electives3 
 15 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 Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics).

4

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

5

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

6

ETCM department waives prerequisites for Interior Design majors.

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 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 will be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

All minors can be paired with this degree program. 

A minimum grade of C is required for Interior Design majors in all ARTS, ETCM, and FACS 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 prerequisite 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.