Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences (B.S.F.C.S.) Major in Interior Design

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. A Texas State GPA of 2.0 is required to graduate.
  3. This major is required to take specialized courses in Interior Design including history of furnishings and architecture, residential and commercial interior design, research and programming, professional practices, and portfolio design. Visual communication courses, such as drawing, rendering and CADD, are taken in the School of Art and Design and the Department of Engineering Technology.
  4. It is strongly suggested that students consider transferring into the program prior to meeting all general education core curriculum requirements or course options may be limited. The completion of ID major course requirements alone requires a minimum of seven semesters due to strict sequencing, regardless of other credit hours accumulated.
  5. Students participate in an internship in a related area. Students are required to have completed ENG 1310, ENG 1320, COMM 1310, MATH 1315 or MATH 1319 in addition to the Interior Design course requirements prior to the internship.
  6. Majors must pass all required Interior Design, Art, and Technology classes with a grade of “C” or higher. Any student making a grade of “D” or lower in ID, ART, or CSM courses may not proceed to the next level course until a grade of “C” or higher is achieved.
  7. Majors must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  8. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  9. If two years of the same modern language are taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree.In the absence of modern language taken in high school, then two semesters of the same modern language (1410 and 1420) must be taken at the college level, and the requirement will be added to the student's degree audit.

Course Requirements

ID 13103
ID 13203
ID 23213
ID 23223
ARTF 13023
ARTC 23053
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3
US 11001
MATH 1315 or 1319 (Mathematics Component Code 020)3
ID 232313
ID 23253
ID 33213
ID 33203
ID 33223
ID 33243
ID 33253
CSM 23133
Select one of the following electives:3
ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
ID 33233
ID 33263
ID 33273
ID 43233
CSM 43133
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
Select one of the following electives:3
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0306
ID 43013
ID 43243
FCS 43473
Select one of the following:2-3
Advanced Art Elective
Advanced CSM Elective
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
ARTH Advanced Elective3
Total Hours: 120

A portfolio review for all Interior Design majors is conducted by the Interior Design faculty immediately upon completion of all ID 2323 course work. The purpose of the review process is to ensure that the most qualified students, evidenced by adequate skill and knowledge levels, will advance in the program. Students must pass portfolio review to proceed to the studio sequence beginning with ID 3322.