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Interior Design

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What is Interior Design?

According to the 2019 Council for Interior Design Qualification, Inc. “interior design encompasses the analysis, planning, design, documentation, and management of interior non-structural/non-seismic construction and alteration projects in compliance with applicable building design and construction, fire, life-safety, and energy codes, standards, regulations, and guidelines for the purpose of obtaining a building permit, as allowed by law. Qualified by means of education, experience, and examination, interior designers have a moral and ethical responsibility to protect consumers and occupants through the design of code-compliant, accessible, and inclusive interior environments that address well-being, while considering the complex physical, mental, and emotional needs of people” (

Georgia Southern graduates leave with a sense of accomplishment of earning an exceptional design education from a program that has produced many award winning Alumni. The culture of our program designates small classrooms to support collegiate friendships so that you can focus less on competition and more on collaboration. Your work will include hands on experiences that explore many exciting interior design fields through trips, student group activities and most of all the design studios.

If your looking for more information about the career outcomes for this degree program, check out our Interior Design Careers page. For more information, contact the program coordinator: Dr. Beth McGee at

Last updated: 5/20/2019