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What is interior design?

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.

Career paths

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

$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.


OSU Interior Design Student at work

Global learning

Each summer, faculty-led study abroad experiences in locations such as London, Paris and Spain are offered for course credit.


Portfolio development

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. 

OSU student working on portfolio

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