Promote well-being through creative design
Home environments shape the lives of individuals and families; work environments contribute to job efficiency and productivity.
As an interior design major, you’ll learn to create attractive, safe, harmonious and healthful spaces that promote human well-being physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Your studies will provide a foundation to pass the National Council of Interior Design Qualifications and other licensing requirements that recognize your proficiency in interior design principles and commitment to the profession.
Top job placement rates
A degree in interior design prepares you to work in a variety of exciting, creative settings, including interior design and architectural firms, design consulting offices, corporate design departments and government agencies. Interior design majors go on to careers as residential designers, kitchen and bath specialists, furniture designers, facilities managers, lighting designers, space planners and more.
Our employment track record says it all: Over the past three years, 100% of our May graduates were employed within five months.
Small classes ensure personal attention
SFA interior design faculty have expertise as design practitioners, educators and researchers, which provides well-rounded educational exposure for students. To ensure quality instruction, studios average a student-instructor ratio of 15-to-1.
Partnership with Houston Community College
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BS in Interior Design
Studies emphasize the functional and aesthetic aspects of design, providing a well-rounded education that equips interior design majors for success as emerging professionals.
Minor in interior design
Students with majors in other departments may choose a minor in interior design by completing 18 or 19 hours, including nine in advanced courses.
The interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org, 206 Cesar E. Chavez Ave SW, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The Bachelor of Science in Interior Design granted by Stephen F. Austin State University meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit: https://www.cidq.org/eligibility-requirements.
Student Achievement Data
Stephen F. Austin State University, Interior Design, Bachelor’s in Science
It typically takes a full-time student taking approximately 15 credits per semester four years to complete the degree program. Transfer students taking approximately 15 credits per semester can typically complete the degree program in three years.
The following data was collected using institutional records and degree plan mapping as provided by the interior design department. Degree maps can be located in the student handbook.
Student Attrition and Retention
First-time full-time undergraduate (FTFTUG) 1-year retention rate: 73.2%
Of the first-time, full-time undergraduates enrolled at SFA in Fall 2021, 73.2% returned in Fall 2022.
FTFTUG 4-year graduation rate: 38.7%
Of the first-time, full-time undergraduates enrolled at SFA in 2018, 38.7% graduated in 4 years.
Acceptance into Graduate Programs
In Fall 2022, 12 students applied and 12 were admitted to the MS in Human Sciences graduate program.
In Spring 2023, 8 students applied and 7 were admitted to the MS in Human Sciences graduate program.
Job Placement Rates
100% of students who graduated in 2022 are employed in interior design or a related profession.