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Interior Design Courses

The program of study in Interior Design at Georgia Southern culminates in a Bachelor of Science with a major in Interior Design.

All students must complete a minimum of 64 semester credit hours in liberal arts and sciences. The Interior Design program requires a total of 124 semester hours to graduate, allocating 60 hours toward the major.

The Interior Design courses emphasize:

  • a student-centered learning environment that nurtures and develops the individual and emphasizes the importance of ethics and accountability
  • a learning environment that provides knowledge bases, technical skills and practical experiences
  • a professional practice orientation that allows the student to communicate and construct concepts relevant to the needs of society and the profession


Interior design majors begin coursework with drawing, two-dimensional and three-dimensional design, design appreciation. Student’s progress through a series of five interior design studio courses which provide a progressive approach to the execution of residential and commercial design solutions including a variety of scales, design philosophy, concept development, space planning and furnishings culminating in a senior-level capstone course. In addition to traditional studio classes, the program teaches Revit and other advanced design software applications for all INDS students.

Additional classes cover various subjects including:

  • building codes
  • computer aided design
  • design thinking
  • evidence based design
  • furnishings and architectural styles
  • history of interior design movements
  • human centered design
  • interior building systems
  • interior materials
  • lighting
  • sustainability
  • textiles

The business of interior design is explored through a professional practice class that covers portfolio development, business principles, specifications, communication, professional ethics and project management, as well as a look at the global marketplace and international protocol that helps prepare students for careers in the field.

The Interior Design Internship is a supervised work-study program and serves as an educational bridge between the junior and senior levels that helps prepare students for entry level jobs.

During the course of study, students develop an understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act and its relationship to universal design as well as sensitivity to global environmental issues. Studios include projects in residential, hospitality, healthcare, corporate and retail spaces. Opportunities for real projects, student competitions and design charrettes are regularly incorporated into the program.

Last updated: 9/23/2022