BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Interior Design (comprehensive)

The four-year degree plan was created to demonstrate that it is possible for a student to graduate in four years. The four-year degree option can be completed in eight regular semesters (with one summer internship). Students in FID are encouraged to complete their programs within four years. The four-year degree plan assumes the following:

  • No remedial coursework is required.
  • The student does not fail any classes.
  • The student does not change minors.
  • The student is willing to take an internship during one summer.

Also, a four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that a student may bring with him or her upon admission to the University. Make an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss schedules and options.

Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.


All Interior Design majors are required to complete a minimum of four credit hours’ worth of internship experience to satisfy their major degree requirements.

Interior Design students must complete HID 201: Studio I, HID 241: Residential Design I, and HID 325: Pre-Internship Seminar prior to being eligible to register. This is a three course sequence, you must complete Pre-Internship prior to completing internship. Review the course descriptions for all courses. 

All students are highly encouraged to gain practical work experience prior to completing an internship for credit, as this builds upon the knowledge acquired within the classroom.

This is a model four year graduation plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of general education electives, and placement in English and Mathematics.

This degree program can be completed in eight semesters.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First Semester (Fall)

GEP 101 or UHC 1102
ART 115 Drawing I3
MTH 135 or Higher3
HID 140 Fundamentals of Design and Interiors3
ENG 110 Writing I3
Total hours14

Second Semester (Spring)

TCM 123 Introduction to Construction for Non-Construction Majors3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
ART 215 Drawing II3
HID 208 CAD for Interior Design3
HID 241 Residential Design I3
Total hours15

Third Semester (Fall)

HST 121 or HST 1223
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
HID 201 Studio I3
Life Science4
TCM 221 Construction Drawings and Quantity Take-off3
Total hours16

Fourth Semester (Spring)

HID 408 Computer Applications for Interior Design3
HID 202 Studio II3
Writing II3
TCM 313 Facility Design3
Physical Science4
Total hours16

Fifth Semester (Fall)

Human Cultures: Humanities3
HID 303 Studio III3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
HID 325 Pre-Internship Seminar1
HID 344 Historical Design Pre 19th Century3
TCM 321 Mechanical Systems for Buildings3
Total hours16

Sixth Semester (Spring)

HID 346 Historical Design: 19th - 21st Century3
HID 304 Studio IV3
Human Cultures: Social and Behavioral Sciences3
TCM 322 Electrical Systems for Buildings3
TCM 324 Construction Cost Estimating3
ACC 201 or MKT 3503
Total hours18

Seventh Semester (Fall)

Summer Session-HID 499 Internship4
HID 405 Studio V3
Human Cultures: The Arts3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business3
Elective or minor6
Total hours15

Eighth Semester (Spring)

Elective or minor1-3
HID 406 Studio VI3
Public Affairs-Cultural Competence3
Public Affairs-Public Issues3
HID 424 Business Practices2
HID 441 National Council of Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) and Senior Show2
Total hours14-16

GPA requirements

GPA requirements include a minimum 2.00 Missouri State GPA and a minimum 2.50 combined GPA to be guaranteed admission to the College of Business.