Curriculum

lsu interior design studio environment

The studio is the heart of the learning environment for design students.

For the Bachelor of Interior Design curriculum, it is crucial that you follow the suggested sequence of courses listed below, especially the sequence of interior design courses. If you fail to complete any required course more than one year later than the time designated in the curriculum you will be prohibited from advancing in the design studio sequence until the deficiency is corrected.

You are required to complete 39 hours of general education courses as specified by the university. The general education requirements include courses in the humanities, English, communications studies, architectural history, social sciences, and art history. Students must complete nine semester hours of approved college electives from courses in architecture, art, interior design, and landscape architecture. ART 1001 may not be used for degree credit.

Below is a brief overview of the Bachelor of Interior Design curriculum. (View a more detailed curriculum here.) Students with questions about the curriculum should schedule an appointment with a counselor in Student Services.

Bachelor of Interior Design Curriculum—135 Credit Hours

First Year—36 Credit Hours

ID 1051, 1780 (6 hours)
ART 1011, ART 1847 (6 hours)
ART 1440, 1441 (6 hours)
ENGL 1001 (3 hours)
MATH 1021 or 1029 (3 hours)
General Education Course: Analytical Reasoning (3 hours)
General Education Course: Humanities (3 hours)
General Education Course: Natural Science Sequence (6 hours)

Second Year—35 Credit Hours

ID 2750, 2751 (8 hours)
ID 2770, 2781 (6 hours)
ID 2774, 2775, 2785 (9 hours)
ARCH 2007, 2008 (6 hours)
ENGL 2000 (3 hours)
General Education Course: Humanities (3 hours)

Third Year—32 Credit Hours

ID 3752, 3753 (8 hours)
ID 4741, 4742 (6 hours)
ID 3782 (3 hours)
ID 3761, 3770 (6 hours)
ID 4761 (3 hours)
General Education Course: Natural Science (3 hours)
General Education Course: Social Sciences (3 hours)

Fourth Year—32 Credit Hours

ID 4754, 4755 (8 hours)
ID 4720, 4756 (6 hours)
ID 4751, 4786, or 4772 (3 hours)
Approved College Electives (9 hours)
General Education Course: Humanities (3 hours)
General Education Course: Social Sciences (3 hours)