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What is interior design?

Learn to apply specialized knowledge and tools to plan and design functional interior spaces that promote health, safety and welfare to serve a wide-variety of end users.

Why interior design at OSU?

Develop knowledge and skills in space planning; interior building materials and finishes; casework, furnishings and equipment; lighting; acoustics; wayfinding; human environmental behavior and more. This nationally accredited degree includes the choice of professional track options in design and facility management, preparing you for National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certification and licensure.

Career Paths

Interior designers can focus their career in residential or commercial sectors, including:


Facilities and Technology

Students working on a computer in the labAccess to the latest technology, including augmented reality, virtual reality and digital prototyping in the Mixed Reality Lab, as well as real-life testing capabilities in the Human Environmental Factors Lab, will prepare you for industry success.


Mixed Reality Lab

Human Environmental Factors Lab


Sustainable Design

Sustainable design courses allow you to pursue Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, one of the most popular green building certification options. 


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Internship Experiences

Prepare for your dream job and gain valuable experience and connect with potential employers through a required professional internship. 


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Student Perspective

Yang Pei and fellow students

“The interior design program is kind of like home to me. Every professor is professional and kind. They are always open to students’ questions and actively, enthusiastically help me solve problems. I not only learned professional knowledge, but also gained a wealth of experience by participating in projects, contests and conferences, all of which laid the foundation for my success.”

- Yang Pei
Interior design graduate

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