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Interior Design Undergraduate Major (BS, CRED, HBS)

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College of Business | School of Design and Human Environment


Renamed "Design and Innovation Management" per proposal #100333.

The Interior Design major (458) will be terminated via proposal. 

 

The Interior Design major is a professional program. Entering students are designated as Pre-Interior Design majors (major code 454).



Design major requirements are divided into two parts. The first part (the pre-design major), usually taken in the first two years, must be completed before formal admission into the major. The second part (Professional School) is usually taken in the last two years after formal admission into the Design major.

Summary of Requirements:
Pre-Design Major (57)
   Pre-Design Core Classes (32)
   Art, Communications, Economics, Math, Statistics, and Writing (25)*
Professional School (64–67)
   Pro-School Design Core Classes (40)**
   Design Option Courses (24–27)
University General Education Requirements (24)
Unrestricted Electives (32–35)

*21 credits from pre-design major satisfy University General Education Requirements.
**8 credits from design major satisfy University General Education Requirements

Total Required for Graduation (180)


Design Curriculum

The Design major is a professional program offered through the College of Business.

Pre-Design Program

Newly admitted students to OSU and all current OSU students who seek to complete an undergraduate design degree program offered by the College of Business (COB) are designated as pre-design majors. The pre-design program requires completion of courses within the first and second year (see core curriculum below) that build a solid foundation for the upper-division design curricula. These courses must be completed before the student is eligible for admission to the professional design program. The pre-design course work may be completed at OSU or any accredited college or university that offers equivalent courses transferable to OSU.

Professional Design Program

Admission to the professional design program is restricted to those students who have demonstrated an ability to achieve the high standards required for professional studies. Enrollment within each academic option may be limited to the number of students who can be served by the faculty and facilities of that option. Therefore students should strive to meet the minimum eligibility standards of their particular option of choice as well as those of the College of Business itself. Additional information on the pro-school process and current competitive GPA levels for each option can be found on the Pro-School Competitive GPA section of the College of Business Advising website.

To apply and be considered for admission, all pre-professional students must meet the following requirements:

Students who have completed their pre-design courses at a college or university other than OSU must be admitted to pre-design their first term and apply for the professional program during their first term of attendance.

Admission into the Interior Design option requires completion of DSGN 287, Studio I: Design Communication (4), and submission of a portfolio. The portfolio will expect students to submit work that demonstrates competency in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional design. The following courses are recommended for students who need to further develop those skills:

ART 115. Foundations: 2-D (4)
ART 117. Foundations: 3-D (4)

Design Program Requirements (180)


Design Core Curriculum (72)

The design core curriculum provides students with a broad overview of design thinking and processes;

Option (24–27)

Options are designed to allow students to extend their professional preparation beyond the introductory level in one or more areas. There are four options available to the Design major:

  1. Apparel Design
  2. Design Management
  3. Housing Studies
  4. Interior Design

All options need to be started in the third year. See an academic advisor for more information.

Mathematics and Statistics (8)

MTH 111. *College Algebra (4)
ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4)

Economics (4)

ECON 201. *Introduction to Microeconomics (4)

Art (10)

ART 101. *Introduction to the Visual Arts (3)
ART 206. * Introduction to Art History – Western (3)
   or ART 205. * Introduction to Art History – Western (3)
   or ART 204. *Introduction to Art History – Western (3)
ART 367. *History of Design (3)

Written and Oral Communication (6)

COMM 111. *Public Speaking (3)
   or COMM 114. *Argument and Critical Discourse (3)
   or COMM 218. *Interpersonal Communication (3)
WR 222. *English Composition (3)
   or WR 323. *English Composition (3)
   or WR 327. *Technical Writing (3)

University General Requirements (24)

The ART, COMM, ECON, MTH, and WR  classes above meet the university's baccalaureate core requirements for Mathematics, Social Processes and Institutions, Writing II, Speech, Western Culture, Literature and Arts, and Science, Technology and Society. All students must meet the other baccalaureate core requirements and the other requirements for baccalaureate degrees. (See Earning a Degree at OSU.)

Unrestricted Electives (32–35)

Students are provided elective credits to enable them to achieve a degree of specialization and depth to match their interests.

Minor (27)

Students are encouraged to choose a non-business university-approved minor that consists of a minimum of 27 credits, with at least 12 credits at the upper-division level. Students are responsible for determining whether the minor has been approved for transcript visibility and to request the notation on their transcript. Students may also choose to complete a coherent set of non-business courses to support their career goals.

Pre-Interior Design (Major code 454)


First Year (45 credits)

Students entering OSU on the Corvallis campus as their first college experience are required to participate in Innovation Nation, the College of Business Living-Learning Community (LLC). These students will complete the following three-course sequence during their first year:

BA 160. B-Engaged (3)
BA 161. Innovation Nation—Awareness to Action (3)
BA 162. Innovation Nation—Ideas to Reality (3)

Students who transfer to OSU from another academic institution will complete the following courses:

BA 101. Business Now (6)
BA 170. Business Insights (2)

All other students, including students completing their degree via OSU Extend Campus and current OSU students who are changing their major to design, will complete the following course:

BA 101. Business Now (6)

All students should also complete:

ART 101.  *Introduction to the Visual Arts (3)
COMM 111. *Public Speaking (3)
   or COMM 114. *Argument and Critical Discourse (3)
   or COMM 218. *Interpersonal Communication (3)
MTH 111. *College Algebra (4)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)

General Baccalaureate Core courses (17)
Elective credits (5–8)

Note: Students entering design programs should have basic art and illustration skills. ART 115, Foundations: 2-D (4), and ART 117, Foundations: 3-D (4), are highly recommended elective courses.

Second Year (45 credits)

ART 206. * Introduction to Art History – Western (3)
   or ART 205. * Introduction to Art History – Western (3)
   or ART 204. *Introduction to Art History – Western (3)
BA 215. Fundamentals of Accounting (4)
BA 253. Professional Development (4)
DHE 221. Computer Aided Apparel Design I (3)
DHE 281. Drawing and Sketching (4)
DSGN 244. Color Innovation (4)
DSGN 255. Textiles (4)
ECON 201. *Introduction to Microeconomics (4)
ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4)
WR 222. *English Composition (3)
   or WR 323. *English Composition (3)
   or WR 327. *Technical Writing (3)
Baccalaureate core, minor courses, or unrestricted electives (8)

Students interested in Interior Design should complete the following course during the second year:

DHE 287. Studio I: Design Communication (4)

Professional Interior Design (Major code 458)


Third Year (45 credits)

ART 367. *History of Design (4)
   or *ENGR 350. Sustainable Engineering (3) (Required for Housing Studies option.)
BA 260. Introduction to Entrepreneurship (4)
BA 352. Managing Individual and Team Performance (4)
BA 354. ^Managing Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (4)
BA 390. Marketing (4)
DSGN 341. Design Thinking and Process Innovation (4)
MGMT 364. Project Management (4)
Interior Design option-specific course work (12–15) (See option descriptions on next page.)
Baccalaureate core, minor courses, or unrestricted electives (2–5)

Fourth Year (45 credits)

DSGN 475. *Global Sourcing of Textiles, Apparel and Footwear (4)
MRKT 492. Consumer Behavior (4)
MRKT 495. Retail Management (4)
Interior Design option-specific course work (12) (See option descriptions on next page.)
Baccalaureate core, minor courses, or unrestricted electives (21)

Total=180

 

Sample Four-Year Plan: Interior Design


First Year (44)


Fall

ART 101. *Introduction to the Visual Arts (3)
BA 160. B-Engaged (3)
MTH 111. *College Algebra (4)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
Bacc Core Science (4)

Winter

BA 161. Innovation Nation–Awareness to Action (3)
Bacc Core Fitness (2)
Bacc Core Speech (3)
Bacc Core Science (4)

Spring

BA 162. Innovation Nation–Ideas to Reality (3)
Bacc Core Cultural Diversity (3)
Bacc Core Difference, Power, and Discrimination (3)
​Bacc Core Science (4)


Second Year (45)


Fall

ART 206. *Introduction to Art History-Western (3)
BA 215. Fundamentals of Accounting (4)
DSGN 255. Textiles (4) 
WR 222. *English Composition (3)
   or WR 323. *English Composition (3) 
   or WR 327. *Technical Writing (3)

Winter

BA 253. Professional Development (4)
DSGN 221. Computer Aided Design I (3)
DSGN 226. Specification Buying (4)
   or DHE 287. Studio I: Design Communication (4)
DSGN 281. Drawing and Sketching Interiors (4) 

Spring

DSGN 244. Color Innovation (4)
ECON 201. *Introduction to Microeconomics (4)
ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4)
Bacc Core (4)


Third Year (47)


Fall

BA 260. Introduction to Entrepreneurship (4)
BA 352. Managing Individual and Team Performance (4)
DSGN 341. Design Thinking and Process Innovation (4)
DSGN 387. Studio III: Advanced Design Communication (4) 

Winter

BA 390. Marketing (4)
DSGN 388. Studio IV: Hospitality Design (4)
DSGN 475. Global Sourcing of Textiles, Apparel, and Footwear (4) 
   or Bacc Core Contemporary Global Issues (3)
MGMT 364. Project Management (4) 

Spring

ART 367. History of Design (3)
BA 354. ^Managing Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (4)
DSGN 383. Building Construction and Materials (3)
DSGN 394. Studio V: Lighting Design (4) 


Fourth Year (44)


Fall

DSGN 464. Contemporary History of Interiors and Housing (4) 
DSGN 488. Studio VI: Healthcare Design (4)
Electives (7)

Winter

MRKT 492. Consumer Behavior (4)
MRKT 495. Retail Management (4)
Electives (7)

Spring

DSGN 495. Studio VII: Senior Thesis II (4) [Terminated winter 2018]
Electives (10)


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

Pre-Interior Design major code 454



Major Code: 458

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