Interior Design Undergraduate Program
The interior design program is the only 4-year CIDA-accredited program in Kansas. The program emphasizes the impact of interior environments on human wellbeing. We teach students to become professionals who design interior spaces that are sustainable, founded on evidence-based strategies, and enhance user satisfaction, health, wellbeing, productivity and safety for all and at all stages of life.
The interior design program provides students the opportunity to explore the rich intersections between human ecological theory, design theory and interior design practice. Students develop competencies in the following:
The interior design program provides a high-value, affordable education in interior design that can be achieved within eight sequential semesters beginning with the fall term. Students are selectively admitted into the program based on academic preparation. See our FAQ webpage to learn about the selective admissions process.
Learn more about the Interior Design courses and curriculum requirements
A World of Opportunities
- Faculty-led trips and education abroad
- Professional development and networking opportunities
- Undergraduate research
- Partnership with Inje University Architecture program (South Korea)
- Faculty mentor program
- Professional mentor program and Professional Advisory Board
- Student chapters in professional organizations
- American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), and NEWH Hospitality Industry Network
- 92% graduation rate after declaring major
- 100% employment rate
The program is accredited by both the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. With professional practice experience, graduates of CIDA-accredited programs are immediately eligible to complete part one of the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) examination. Holding this Certificate is the basis of most title and license legislation in the United States and Canada. Visit the NCIDQ website for more information on the exam.