May 20, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Interior Architecture Major, B.S.

Department Information

Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology and Surveying
PO Box 70552
Wilson-Wallis Hall
Phone: (423) 439-7833
Web Address:

Dean Isham, Interior Architecture Program Coordinator

Accreditation: The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD).

ETSU’s Interior Architecture Program prepares designers who are thinking globally, actively engaging in dynamic design processes, and creating imaginative solutions which promote the awareness and knowledge of the contributions of interior design to health, safety, and the welfare of people in a sustainable built environment. Graduates aspire to be active lifelong problem solvers, seeking to adapt current knowledge and emerging trends to meet the demands of a future marketplace.









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Degree Requirements: 120 credits

Compass Core Curriculum

41-42 credits
Major Total Requirement 79 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: INAC-BS  

Compass Core Curriculum   

These requirements include earning 40-43 credits in Strengthening Foundations, Understanding Natural and Social Worlds, Exploring Connections, Cultivate Artistic Awareness, and Growing as an Individual and Global Citizen categories.

Major Specific courses listed in Compass Core Curriculum Requirements 

  • ARTH 2010  
  • MATH 1530  
  • 8 credits of Natural Science excluding those for non-science majors

Interior Architecture Major Requirements: 79 credits

Note: Must earn a grade of “C-” (1.7) or higher in all studio classes to progress through program curriculum. Courses are indicated below with *

No Minor Required

Additional Information

Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency Exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements.

Most minors range from 18-24 credits. Those few minors with more than 24 credits may affect the number of free electives allowed.

Interior Architecture students have the opportunity to attend a summer international study component in Rome, Italy. The course of study includes 4 courses (13 credits). Contact the program coordinator for complete details.

International Student Seminar Policy

International Students : Must complete 4 credits of International Student Seminar  as part of their undergraduate program.