Interior & Environmental Design

Interior and environmental design focuses on designing the interiors of homes and buildings while thinking about the best solutions for people and the environment.

For this major you’ll take lots of aerospace engineering classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in interior and environmental design.

Sample Courses

Interior and Environmental Design Courses:

  • Principles of Modern Architecture
  • Environmental Systems
  • Design, Think, and Make
  • Drawing for Design
  • History of Interior Design
  • Interior Lighting
  • Social Space Design
  • Computer Applications in 3D Design
  • Architectural Interiors
  • Visual Communication
  • Photography
  • Architectural Foundations
  • Environmental Design
  • Portfolio and Professional Practice
  • Materials and Sustainability

General Curriculum Requirements:

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology
Design Major Sydney S.

“I am a freshman in college currently, and I am majoring in design. I chose design because I’ve always known that that was something that I wanted to do. I wasn’t really sure exactly where I stood as a designer if I wanted to do interior design or set design or costume design. I just knew that design was where I needed to be.”

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