Learn to apply specialized knowledge and evidence-based design tools in the planning
and designing of functional interior spaces that promote health, safety and welfare
while also supporting the diverse needs of a variety of end-users and enhancing their
Why interior design at OSU?
Develop knowledge and skills in acoustics; casework, furnishings and equipment; ergonomics;
human environmental behavior; interior materials and finishes; lighting; space planning;
textiles; and social and environmental responsibility. With this strong background,
you will be prepared to provide resilient, sustainable and adaptive design solutions
that reflect technology and innovation.
Our mission is to contribute to the advancement of professionalism in the interior
design field through the development of skilled entry-level interior designers promoting
health, safety, welfare and innovation in the built environment. 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.
Access 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.
Prepare for your dream job and gain valuable experience and connect with potential
employers through a required professional internship. Our students have interned with companies like Gensler, Corgan, Scott Rice, Steelcase
“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.”