Curriculum in Interior Design

ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
MATH 1150 Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry4Core Science (CHEM 1010or PHYS 1500)14
CADS 1100 Technical Processes of Interior Design4CADS 1000 Studio I: Introduction to Interior Design4
CADS 2000 Global Consumer Culture3COMP 1AA0 Computer Competency Test or 1000 Personal Computer Applications0-2
 HIST 1210 Technology and Civilization I3
 14 14-16
Core Social Science13HDFS 2000 Marriage and Family in a Global Context3
Core Science (CHEM or PHYS)4CADS 2200 Studio IV: CAD for Interior Design4
CADS 2100 Studio III: Visual Presentation of Interior Design I4CADS 2400 Interior Materials and Components3
CADS 2300 History, Theory, and Criticism of Interior Design3CADS 2500 Visual Presentation in Interior Design II4
 14 14
Core Fine Arts13ACCT 2810 Fundamentals Of Accounting3
ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics3NTRI 2000 Nutrition And Health3
CADS 3100 Studio Vi: Lighting Design/Environmental Systems4CADS 3400 Commercial Interior Design4
CADS 3200 Residential Interior Design4CADS 3500 Business Practices in Interior Design3
 Core Literature I3
 14 16
Core Humanities3CADS 5400 Studio XI: Health Care Design4CADS 4920 Internship8
CADS 5300 Studio X: Hospitality Design4Core Humanities43UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
MKTG 3310 Principles of Marketing3Professional Electives26 
Professional Electives34HIST 1220 Technology And Civilization II3 
 14 16 8
Total Hours: 124-126

Must choose CHEM 1010 & CHEM 1011 and CHEM 1020 and CHEM 1021 or PHYS 1500 and PHYS 1510.


 Must choose from ARCH 2600, ARTS 1710, ARTS 1720, or ARTS 1730.


Must choose one design related and one business related professional elective from the approved professional elective list. The Joseph S. Bruno Auburn Abroad in Italy program will satisfy (10) ten hours of professional electives.


Must choose from HONR 1007/HONR 1017, PHIL 1010/PHIL 1017, PHIL 1020/PHIL 1027, PHIL 1030, PHIL 1040, PHIL 1050, PHIL 1060, PHIL 1070, PHIL 1080, PHIL 1090 or PHIL 1100.

College and Department Notes:

  • Note 1: Required major courses and College core are in bold.  Grades in these courses are used to calculate the GPA in the major and to meet graduation requirements. 
  • Note 2: Must earn a "C" on all required courses in the Interior Design major.  Students must earn a "C" or higher in all prerequisite courses in the major.
  • Note 3: Students participate in a portfolio review at the end of the Freshman year to determine the top 36 that matriculate into the INDS program.
  • Note 4: All Human Sciences students must have a laptop.  Please refer to the CHS website for specifications.
  • Note 5: Students must register for UNIV 4AA0-HS1 the term they plan to graduate (non-credit class for clearing graduation).

Note: Admission to the INDS program is competitive. All incoming and transfer students will be placed in Pre-Interior Design pending acceptance into the INDS program.

Prior to the beginning of the third semester, students must pass the placement test on the computer or take COMP 1000.