Interior designers have the technical expertise to create appealing, healthy and functional
spaces through their expertise in space planning, architectural design, materials
and finishes, interior lighting and building codes.
Why interior design at OSU?
OSU's interior design program is nationally accredited by the Council for Interior
Design Accreditation. Students have access to state-of-the-art technology, including the Mixed Reality Lab, as well as study abroad opportunities for course credit. Coursework
addresses real-world design problems and students gain valuable work experience through
a required professional internship. Interior Design is an option of the Design, Housing
and Merchandising degree at OSU.
Interior Designers can focus their career in residential or commercial sectors including:
Single & multi-family homes
Furniture & lighting design
Hotel & restaurant design
Kitchen & bath design
Hospitals & retirement facility design
$508Kin scholarships to undergraduate students
annually awarded by the College of Education and Human Sciences
Nationally accredited by CIDA
The interior design program is nationally accredited by the Council for Interior Design
Accreditation (CIDA). This can lead to student NCIDQ certification as a professional.
Students complete a required professional internship that provides valuable work experience
prior to graduation and industry connections that lead to future employment opportunities.
The pre-internship course equips students for the internship preparation, interview,
and hiring process.
Each summer, faculty-led study abroad experiences in locations such as London, Paris
and Spain are offered for course credit.
Students create quality work samples during their studio course sequence and then
develop both a print and digital portfolio through a junior-level course that mentors
students in professional practice.