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.


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.

The following degree plan is based on the 2021-22 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First Semester (Fall)

ART 115 Drawing I 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
HID 140 Fundamentals of Design and Interiors 3
MTH 134 Algebraic Reasoning and Modeling 3
Total hours14

Second Semester (Spring)

ART 215 Drawing II 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
HID 208 CAD for Interior Design 3
HID 241 Residential Design I 3
TCM 123 Introduction to Construction for Non-Construction Majors 3
Total hours15

Third Semester (Fall)

ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
HID 201 Studio I 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
TCM 221 Construction Documents and Quantity Take-off 3
Life Sciences or Physical Sciences (with lab) - General Education 4
Total hours16

Fourth Semester (Spring)

HID 202 Studio II 3
HID 408 Computer Applications for Interior Design 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
TCM 313 Facility Design 3
Life Sciences or Physical Sciences (no lab) - General Education 3
Total hours15

Fifth Semester (Fall)

TCM 324 Construction Cost Estimating 3
HID 303 Studio III 3
HID 325 Pre-Internship Seminar 1
HID 344 Historical Design Pre 19th Century 3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
Total hours13

Sixth Semester (Spring)

HID 304 Studio IV 3
HID 346 Historical Design: 19th - 21st Century 3
TCM 322 Electrical Systems for Buildings 3
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting
or MKT 350 Principles of Marketing
Social and Behavior Sciences - General Education 3
Total hours15

Seventh Semester (Fall)

HID-499 Internship (should be completed the previous summer) 4
HID 405 Studio V 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
Humanities - General Education 3
TCM 321 Mechanical Systems for Buildings 3
The Arts - General Education 3
Total hours15

Eighth Semester (Spring)

HID 406 Studio VI 3
HID 424 Business Practices 2
HID 441 National Council of Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) and Senior Show 2
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
Public Issues - General Education 3
Total hours13

GPA & credit hour requirements

Electives, as needed to bring total credit hours to 120 and upper division hours (300+) to 40.

GPA requirements include a minimum 2.00 Missouri State GPA and a minimum 2.00 combined GPA.

Degree plan last reviewed 07-21-2021.