SDC courses taken during the freshman year reflect the desire to have a fully integrated foundation experience for all first year design students. Once students have completed this sequence they will be able to select the design discipline that they wish to apply for major certification in. Certification for all design disciplines will occur at the end of the first year prior to matriculating into second year.
The Global History of Design sequence (SDC 250 and SDC 350) rounds out the required core curriculum shared by all design majors.
Travel is integral to the interior design curriculum and contributes to a transformative education. To facilitate the travel experience for students in the SDC, travel is embedded into courses labeled as “study tours,” woven throughout other courses in the curriculum, and included as part of professional development activities. For more information visit the Travel page.
Certification requirements include completion of at least 24 semester hours and the following three courses with a grade of C or better: SDC 100, SDC 120, and SDC 140. Additional required courses are HISTORY 105, MATH 105 (or higher), ENGLISH 101, COM 102, and one fine arts class (FINE ART 101, 201, or 202). Transfer equivalents may be approved by the program. A minimum 2.5 WSU cumulative GPA is required to apply for certification. Students’ overall WSU GPA and major specific GPA from the courses listed above are considered in the application process.
Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design Advising Guide
ID Advising Guide (PDF)
- Students are required to earn a C or better in all courses required for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design.
- A minimum of 120 credits is required for the degree.
- All freshmen must take the math placement exam.
- Supportive electives can be 300-400-level courses from ARCH, CST M, DESIGN, I D, LND ARCH, or SDC, not used to fulfill major requirements.
- ID 540 and ID 594 may be taken and reserved for graduate credit towards the accelerated master’s program if a grade of B or better is earned. Courses must be in addition to the requirements for undergraduate degree, and students must have a 3.0 GPA over the last 60 hours of undergraduate work to be eligible.