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Interior Design, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #394 (BCR) Philadelphia, PA, United States
The Interior Design program is offered by Thomas Jefferson University. Its mission is to prepare students to be independent thinkers, innovative problem solvers, collaborators and leaders with high standards of professionalism, integrity, and excellence in design.
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The Interior Design program is offered by Thomas Jefferson University has been ranked in the top ten in the U.S. and is known as one of the best CIDA accredited undergraduate programs in the field. 

With an emphasis on creativity, balanced with the knowledge and skills required for meaningful contributions to professional design practice, we instill in students an understanding of the global, cultural, social, aesthetic, technological, environmental and ethical responsibilities inherent to the design of interior environments.

The program is grounded in the belief that the interior designer mediates between human experience and the built environment and should enter the global marketplace as articulate, creative, inspired and socially aware design professionals. Our Bachelor of Science in Interior Design provides an extensive education to meet these demands. The curriculum encourages collaboration and integrates interdisciplinary experiences, broadening students’ knowledge of related fields. Our location in Philadelphia offers access to many design firms, providing opportunities for networking. Partnerships with community organizations and industry professionals give students a unique advantage with real clients and hands-on experience.


Graduates from our Interior Design Program are successful professionals working for local to international design firms and industry partners.  Their careers span from residential design to set design, exhibit design, retail, hospitality, health care, corporate, education, civic, and institutional design.  A sampling of design firms with graduate from the program include:

  • Daroff Design
  • Ewing Cole
  • Francis Cauffman
  • Jacobs
  • Meyer Design
  • Stantec
  • Vittetta

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    136-138 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design 1: Interdisciplinary Foundation Studies 
  • Drawing 
  • Design 2: Interior Design 
  • Technical Drawing Graphic Representation
  • Design 3 for Interior Design 
  • Visualization 1: Digital Modeling 
  • History 1: Built Environment,  Ancient/Medieval 
  • Technology 1: Materials & Methods 
  • Design 4 for Interior Design 
  • Interior Building Technology 
  • History 2: Renaissance/ Baroque 
  • Design 5 for Interior Design 
  • Interior Building Systems 
  • History 3: Early Modern 1750-1940
  • Design 6 for Interior Design 
  • Textiles & Materials for Interiors & Architecture 
  • CAD 2 for Interior Design
  • History 4: Modern to Contemporary 
  • Interior Building Systems is 
  • Integrated Community Service 
  • Design 7 for Interior Design
  • Capstone Research & Programming 
  • Capstone Project for INTD 
  • Professional Practice & Contract Design 

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

To apply online as an undergraduate student, complete the Jefferson Online Application or Common Application and submit all supporting materials before the deadlines.

To be considered for admission to Jefferson (Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University), first year applicants must submit:

  • $40 non-refundable application fee
  • Official high school transcript(s)
  • SAT and/or ACT scores. The PhilaU code for the SAT is 2666 and the ACT is 3668.
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor who can speak to your academic preparation and college readiness.
  • Essay of at least 250 words.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    40680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40680 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40680 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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