Bachelor of Science in Interior Design
School of Family and Consumer Sciences
College of Education and Human Development
The Interior Design program provides a comprehensive foundation for a career in interior design. Interior designers engage in the aesthetic interpretation and organization of space, human activity and experience. Interior design professionals create exciting spaces that enhance the quality of life, support human behavior and work processes, and boost productivity and efficiency. This profession is a nexus of art, technology and science. The program teaches students to:
Lecture and studio courses in interior design provide a variety of hands-on experiences for students. The degree program also includes courses in art, business and technology.
Students are required to take a variety of BG Perspective courses in natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences, humanities and arts, and cultural diversity.
The degree program prepares students for professional practice and the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam. This exam is a prerequisite for professional membership in the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and International Interior Design Association (IIDA).
Graduates who complete the interior design degree program may find employment in the following settings:
As a part of the interior design degree program students complete field experiences or internships to further understand the profession and identify career goals. Students may participate in the London Interior Design Internship Study Abroad program. Students also have opportunities to attend trade shows, the Chicago Merchandise Mart and industry showrooms. An active student chapter of ASID hosts a variety of speakers and activities to further enhance the profession.
Many education majors also take advantage of a wide variety of opportunities to study abroad. Each year about 50 students in the major go abroad for experiences ranging from several weeks in the summer to a full semester or academic year.
The College of Education and Human Development’s Technology and Resource Center provides audio-visual equipment, networked computers, laser printing, scanners and a wide variety of application and educational software.
Completing the requirements for high school graduation is necessary for admission to BGSU, but only finishing the minimum coursework will leave you unprepared for college. Consider taking four years of mathematics instead of the three that are required. Two, three or even four years of the same foreign language is excellent for preparation for college. You will also benefit from competency in computer use. Courses that provide exposure to or training in the visual and performing arts are excellent choices.
BGSU's website for future students contains University highlights, admissions procedures, financial aid information and many department profiles. It can be accessed at www.bgsu.edu.
Bowling Green State University is a vibrant university that engages, challenges and prepares students for meaningful futures. At BGSU, students enjoy an education that integrates personal growth, academic excellence and an environment that expands their thinking and potential. A mid-size residential university, BGSU has an enrollment of approximately 20,000 and a full-time faculty of more than 900 on its main campus. More than 200 undergraduate majors and programs are offered as well as master's and doctoral level programs.
NOTE: Information in this guide is subject to change without notice. To learn more about the official program of study for Interior Design, please check the undergraduate catalog online at www.bgsu.edu/catalog/EDHD/EDHD43.html.