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Interior Design student in the lab

What is interior design?

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 lives.

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. 

Career Paths

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.


Facilities and Technology

Students working with virtual realityAccess 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


Internship Experiences

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 and more.


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

College of Education and Human Sciences

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