Rendering of the inside of a modern restaurant/bar.

B. Interior Design

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Fashion beautiful spaces

Study the science behind combining materials, lighting, furnishings and other design elements to create functional and beautiful spaces. Intensive design studios give you valuable practice in design, and you earn an automatic minor in the related field of architecture. This program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and is one of a few bachelor of interior design programs in the nation. 

Fast Facts

  • blends intensive studio experiences and real-world practice with personal faculty guidance and collaborative learning opportunities
  • allows you to develop valuable interdisciplinary skills and knowledge in the closely related field of architecture
  • interior design students automatically graduate with a minor in architecture
  • options to earn a Master of Architecture (M. Arch), degree required to practice as a licensed architect, in just seven years

Professional interior designers create spaces for hospitality, retail, work place, facility healthcare, education and residential environments. You may work in a professional design firm or possibly start your own business. You will be prepared to practice in a variety of residential and commercial settings.



Potential salaries are based
upon national averages for
Interior Designers.
Degree Roadmap Students who graduate with a degree in Interior Design will complete 91 required credits toward the degree in addition to U-Idaho core requirements. Download a PDF of the requirements.
Degree Prep To prepare for courses required to earn a degree in Interior Design, we recommend you:
  • have an interest in finishes, lighting, color, sustainability
  • take courses in humanities, languages, and social sciences courses in high school
  • appreciate the value of architecture and how it influences design

Professional Fee

per semester

Applies to full-time students, or those registered for a minimum of 12 credits. Confused? We've got an answer for you.

Technical Fee

per semester

This fee partially supports personnel as well as the equipment, tools and supplies that are available for our majors to utilize within their class work.
Scholarships The College of Art and Architecture awards more than $42,000 in scholarships each year. There are many scholarship opportunities to explore
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Internships Our strong industry connections create opportunities for internships with regional firms and other organizations. Our students have completed internships at:

  • Museums
  • Galleries
  • Libraries
  • Public schools (teaching practicum required for art education majors)
  • Public agencies
  • Private firms in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design or graphic design
  • Art nonprofits
  • Community centers

Get involved with our clubs on campus. More information about our clubs and ways to get in touch are available here.

  • American Institute of Architecture Students
  • American Institute of Graphic Artists
  • American Society of Interior Designers
  • Freedom by Design
  • Integrated Designers, Educators, and Artists
  • National Association of Educators of Art
  • New World Design Build
  • Student Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architecture
  • Student Congress of Art & Architecture
  • Visual Arts Community
  • Tau Sigma Delta - Honor Society