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2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interior Design, B.S.

Department of Human Sciences 

The Interior Design curriculum meets the requirements for Allied membership in the American Society of Interior Designers and Affiliate membership in the International Interior Design Association. Accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, the B.S. degree offers preparation for entry-level positions in residential and contract design firms, sales, design consulting, computer-aided design, and other related design areas. The program includes a major in Interior Design and a professional core in Human Sciences, art, and business.

Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the internship or co-op programs.

Students electing to major in Interior Design must complete all of the following courses with a grade of C (2.00) or better and be admitted to the professional sequence of IDES courses to progress beyond the first year of required coursework. Admission is limited, and therefore, competitive.

Required 30 hours for application:
General Education ENGL 1010 , ENGL 1020  - 6 hours
General Education Natural Science - 8 hours
General Education Math - 3 hours
General Education Humanities/Fine Arts (excluding ART 1030 ) - 3 hours
General Education Social/Behavioral Sciences - 3 hours
HSC 1010  (section for IDES majors) - 1 hour
Other (from required professional support or general education courses) - 6 hours

Admission and Progression

Interior Design Curriculum Prior to Admission to the Professional Course Sequence

  1. Any student formally admitted to the University may pursue the Interior Design curriculum.
  2. Interior Design majors are required to complete HSC 1010  (for IDES majors) prior to applying for admission to the professional course sequence.
  3. Interior Design students are expected to seek advising from the Interior Design faculty each semester to ensure that they are following the proper sequence for completion of the prerequisite courses.

Interior Design Professional Course Sequence

  1. An application form must be submitted to the Interior Design program during the Spring semester prior to beginning the professional course sequence. See application for final submission date.
  2. Transcript validation of all prerequisite courses must be on file in the MTSU Records Office.
  3. A cumulative undergraduate college grade point average of 2.50 is required for beginning eligibility.
  4. Applicants must have no grade less than a C (2.00) in any prerequisite and General Education course by the end of Spring semester for those entering the professional sequence the following Fall.
  5. Scores from a standardized examination (ACT/SAT) along with the college grade point average will be used to rank candidates for progression to the professional sequence.
  6. Students must attain a minimum grade of C (2.00) in all Interior Design courses.
  7. Students will be dismissed from the Interior Design major if they
    1. commit a breach of ethics or gross professional negligence,
    2. fail to progress due to unsuccessful attainment of requirements. Students who fail to progress will be readmitted on a space-available basis. Only one readmission for failure to progress will be allowed. Students admitted from other interior design programs in which a grade of D (less than 2.00) was made in interior design will not be readmitted.
  8. If a student receives a D or F in an Interior Design course at MTSU, he/she must repeat that course at MTSU.
  9. Transfer credits for IDES courses will only be accepted from CIDA or NASAD accredited programs.
  10. Further specific details regarding admission and progression are available from the coordinator of the Interior Design program.

Curriculum: Interior Design

Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Fall - Freshman

Subtotal: 14 Hours

Spring - Freshman

Subtotal: 16 Hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours

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Subtotal: 15 Hours

Spring - Senior

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Total hours in program: 120