Bachelor of Science in Interior Design

B.S. in Human Environmental Studies: Interior Design

The mission of the interior design program at Southeast Missouri State University is to prepare graduates to create healthy and safe environments that are both functional, as well aesthetically pleasing, in order to enhance the quality of life of the user. The program strives to cultivate interior design professionals who critically apply core design concepts and technical knowledge that reflect global and sustainable perspectives within the built environment. Our interior design students have opportunities in community service and study abroad, as well as the ability to participate in student work showcase events.

Our program is accredited by CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation), NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design) and is a Founding NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) Affiliated School.

Core Courses

  • DS 001 Portfolio Review (1)
  • DS 104 Exploring Interior Design (3)
  • DS 111 Technical Drafting for Designers (3)
  • DS 205 History of Interiors I (3)
  • DS 206 History of Interiors II (3)
  • DS 207 Interior Systems I (3)
  • DS 209 Construction Codes for Designers (3)
  • DS 211 Basic Kitchen and Bath Design (3)
  • DS 218 Form and Space for Designers (3)
  • DS 220 Design Communications (3)
  • DS 313 Sustainable Design (4)
  • DS 314 Multicultural Design (3)
  • DS 320 Advanced Design Communications (3)
  • DS 330 Lighting and Electrical Systems
  • DS 332 Materials for Interior Environments (3)
  • DS 410 Hospitality Design (3)
  • DS 411 Advanced Kitchen and Bath Design (3)
  • DS 412 Contract Design (4)
  • DS 440 Internship in Interior Design (3)
  • DS 450 Professional Practice in Interior Design I (3)
  • DS 451 Professoinal Practice in Interior Design II (3)
Choose 3 hours from the following courses:
  • CM 310 Construction Codes and Compliance (3)
  • FM 544 Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies (3)
  • MG 301 Principles of Management (3)
Additional Requirements: 39 hours
  • AH 210 Art History Survey II (3)
  • AN 101 Observing Other Cultures (3)
  • CM 126 Computer Aided Drafting (3)
  • CM 226 Residential Architectural Drafting and Design (3)
  • CM 322 Commercial Architectural Drafting and Design (3)
  • EC 101 Economic Problems and Policies (3)
  • MA 116 Precalculus A (3)
    OR MA 123 Survey of Mathematics (3)
  • MK 301 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • PY 220 Psychological Development Across the Lifespan (3)
  • SC 105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3)
  • UI 337 Issues in Modern Architecture (3)
    OR UI 343 Transcultural Experience (3)
  • UI 340 Housing Perspectives (3)
  • UI 401 American Cultural Landscapes (3)
General Education Requirements

Some requirements may be fulfulled by coursework in major program

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – 6 hours
  • History/Constitution requirement – 3 hours
  • Written Communication – 6 hours
  • Oral Communication – 3 hours
  • Natural Sciences – 7 hours (from two disciplines, one to include a lab)
  • Mathematics – 3 hours
  • Humanities and Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines)
  • Additional requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students)

64 Hour Major – No Minor Required

Fall (15 Hours)

  • UI 100 First Year Seminar (3)
  • EN 100 English Composition (3)
  • DS 104 Exploring Interior Design (3)
  • DS 205 History of Interiors I (3)
  • AH 210 Art History Survey II (3)

Spring (15 Hours)

  • CM 126 Computer Aided Architectural
    Drafting (3)
  • DS 111 Design Process (3)
  • DS 206 History of Interiors II (3)
  • DS 209 Codes for Design & Construction(3)
  • Written Expression (3)

Fall (15 Hours)

  • CM 226 Residential Architectural Drafting and
    Design (3)
  • DS 001 Portfolio Review
  • DS 207 Interior Systems I(3)
  • DS 211 Basic Kitchen & Bath Design (3)
  • DS 220 Design Communications (3)
  • MA 123 or MA 134 (3)

Spring (18 Hours)

  • CM 322 Commercial Architectural Drafting
    and Design (3)
  • DS 330 Lighting & Electrical Systems (3)
  • Behavioral Systems (3)
  • DS 218 Form and Space for Designers (3)
  • Economic Systems (3)
  • Political Systems (3)

Fall (15 Hours)

  • DS 313 Sustainable Design (3)
  • DS 320 Advanced Design Communications (3)
  • DS 332 Materials & Cost Estimating (3)
  • Dev of Major Civilization (3)
  • Social Systems(3)

Spring (15 Hours)

  • DS 314 Multicultural Design (3)
  • DS 411 Advanced Kitchen & Bath Design (3)
  • MK 301 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • UI 340 Housing Perspectives (3)
  • Oral Expression (3)

Fall (19 Hours)

  • DS 409 Healthcare Design I (3)
  • DS 440 Internship in Interior Design (3)
  • DS 450 Professional Practice in Interior
    Design I (3)
  • Interior Design Elective (3)
  • Living Systems (3)
  • IU/UI3xx (3)

Spring (15 Hours)

  • DS 410 Hospitality Design (3)
  • DS 451 Prof. Practice in Interior Design II (3)
  • Literary Expression (3)
  • Physical Systems (3)
  • UI4xx (3)

First and Second Year Student Work

Third Year Junior Work

Fourth Year Senior Work

Contact

573.651.2790
mbrune@semo.edu
River Campus Seminary 104
Department of Art and Design
One University Plaza, MS 7825
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701