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
or ETSM 4335 Human Factors & Ergonomics
KINE 2115Lifetime Health and Wellness 31
PHIL 2303Critical Thinking 23
WOLC 2311Intermediate Foreign Language 13
Major: Foundation
ARTS 1316Drawing3
INDS 1360Applied Design Theory3
Major: Required
HUSC 4369Internship3
INDS 2364Materials and Sources3
INDS 2386Space Planning Fundamentals3
INDS 3332Lighting Design for Interiors3
INDS 3337Design Process3
INDS 3338Residential Design3
INDS 3360Interior Design Profession Practice & Procedure3
INDS 3361History of Furnishings II3
INDS 3365Digital Drawing for ID II3
INDS 3377Interior Codes & Standards3
INDS 4330Commercial Design I3
INDS 4331Commercial Design II3
INDS 2361History of Furnishings I3
INDS 2365Digital Drawing for ID3
INDS 2388Building Systems for Interiors3
Major: Prescribed Electives
ARTS 3385Art History Survey II3
ARTS 4384Modern Art Before 19453
or ARTS 4385 Art Since 1945
or ARTS 3383 Design History
ETCM 2363Architectural Design3
ETCM 3372Construction Drafting 43
Electives: General
General Electives1
Minor: Not Required 5,6
Total Hours117
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 INDS 1360.

INDS 1360 is a prerequisite for INDS 2386

INDS 2364, INDS 2386, INDS 2387 should be taken concurrently.

INDS 1360 ORINDS 2364 is a prerequisite for ETCM 2363.

INDS 2365,INDS 2388,  ETCM 2363, and ARTS 1316 are prerequisites for INDS 3338.  

ARTS 3385 is a prerequisite for ARTS 3383, ARTS 4384, and ARTS 4385.

A passing sophomore portfolio review is required along with departmental approval prior to taking INDS 3338.

HUSC 4369 requires departmental approval and the completion of 90 hours. 

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area II3Component Area III4
Component Area III4ARTS 13163
ENGL 130113ENGL 130213
HIST 130123HIST 130223
INDS 13603 
 16 13
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IX3Component Area V3
INDS 23643ETCM 23633
INDS 23863INDS 23613
INDS 23873INDS 23653
KINE 211531INDS 23883
PHIL 230343 
 16 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
INDS 33323ARTS 33853
INDS 33383INDS 33373
INDS 33613INDS 33603
INDS 33773INDS 33653
POLS 230553WOLC 1411 (same field)4
 15 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ARTS 4384, 4385, or 33833INDS 43313
COMS 3370 or ETSM 43353HUSC 43693
ETCM 337263POLS 230653
INDS 43303WOLC 231173
WOLC 1412 (same field)4General Elective1
 16 13
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 INDS 1360 

INDS 1360 is a prerequisite for INDS 2386.  

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

INDS 1360 OR INDS 2364 is a prerequisite for ETCM 2363.

INDS 2365, INDS 2388,  ETCM 2363, and ARTS 1316 are prerequisites for INDS 3338.

ARTS 3385 is a prerequisite for ARTS 3383, ARTS 4384, and ARTS 4385.

A passing sophomore portfolio review is required along with departmental approval prior to takingINDS 3338

HUSC 4369 requires departmental 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.