The four-year Bachelor of Arts in interior design degree strives to provide a comprehensive program of study that promotes and maintains high standards of student and program performance. It works to promote scholarship and advancement of the profession. The interior design graduate is an entry-level professional who has the foundational skills to synthesize information, analyze problems, and respond and/or adapt to changes in the profession and society. The interior design graduate has the academic preparation to enhance the function and quality of interior spaces for the purpose of improving the quality of life, increasing productivity, and protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
- To provide a broad-based general education by requiring a broad-based core of liberal arts and sciences course which develop the skills and knowledge essential for all graduates of four-year baccalaureate programs.
- To provide a common core in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences by requiring a broad-based core of family and consumer science courses which provide the common knowledge-base for understanding the role of serving individuals and families in the environments in which they live and work.
- To provide a common body of knowledge of interior design by requiring a core of courses which reflect the common body of knowledge required in professional level programs of interior design.
- To maintain high-quality standards for interior design education through professional accreditation.
- To promote an agenda for scholarly and creative activities.
- To promote advancement of the profession through NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) certification.