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Interior Design, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Indiana, PA, United States
Interior Design Encompasses Science, Art, Technology, and Business. Creative problem solvers make excellent interior designers. As an Interior Design major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, you will learn the principles that drive this profession and will gain the tools you’ll need to become a successful interior designer.
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Among the courses you’ll take are Drafting for Construction I and II, Color Theory and Application, Interior Lighting, Materials and Finishes, and Studio classes focusing on commercial, residential, and kitchen and bath projects. Classes focus on Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and historic and modern design development. Along with your major classes, you’ll take a concentration of business and art courses to help build the skills you’ll need. An internship is recommended.

The Interior Design program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania strives to foster creativity while applying codes and standards to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public in their built environment. 

The Bachelor of Science in Interior Design prepares you for entry-level positions in commercial and residential design, sales, historic preservation, and showroom management.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, faster-than-average job growth of about 19 percent from 2006 to 2016 is expected for interior design, but keen competition is still anticipated, due to the number of qualified designers. About 26 percent of those in this profession are self-employed, the study noted. 


With a BS in Interior Design from IUP, you can consider entry-level positions in a wide variety of areas such as:

  • Architectural firms
  • Interior design firms
  • Hospitality design 
  • Retail design
  • Healthcare design
  • Kitchen and bath design
  • Lighting design
  • Educational design
  • Product representative

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • When you complete your BS in Interior Design from IUP, you’ll be qualified for an array of both residential and commercial design work. Being qualified gets you in the door, but what differentiates you is the rigorous training you will have completed. 
  • Because you’ll be trained on hand drafting before you use a computer, because you’ll have a portfolio when you graduate, because you’ll have gained real experience through an internship, because you’ll have the background in math, chemistry, and physics, and because you’ll have knowledge of energy and environmental design, you’ll be well positioned to make your case to prospective employers.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • $25 Application Fee
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • International Student Financial Statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Passport Copy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7916 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5475 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Indiana

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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