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Bachelor of Science in Interior Design

The Bachelor of Science in Interior Design program at Lawrence Technological University is an accredited, professional studio-based baccalaureate degree program. It offers a curriculum that encourages students to create intentional interiors in a manner that is practically grounded, critically framed, and deeply invested in cultural relevancy and technical advancement. The program is accredited by the  Council for Interior Design Accreditation  (CIDA), the  National Association of Schools of Art and Design  (NASAD), and is a registered campus center of the  International Interior Design Association  (IIDA).

Read More The curriculum reinforces the interdisciplinary nature of design with common foundation courses for all CoAD programs during the first year, followed by numerous multi-disciplinary courses and electives. We balance the studio experience with courses that build the theoretical and technical skills needed for success. Students benefit from dedicated studio space and access to material, lighting, digital, wood and metal fabrication labs.

For students interested in achieving professional status in both Interiors and Architecture, we offer a direct entry Master of Architecture linked to the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design that can be completed in six years (181 credits). For more information about the direct entry program, please refer to the  program website

Throughout their time at LTU, our students connect with the local design community through real-world, sponsored projects and internship opportunities that allow them to explore the latest innovations in technology, research and theory. Our students leave LTU with the ability to critically engage with practice, share compelling design stories, and grow into thought leaders. Read Less

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Careers in Interior Design

LTU’s Bachelor of Science in Interior Design program prepares students for creative and satisfying careers in a range of areas. While many graduates practice within interior, architectural and multidisciplinary design firms, others work as workplace strategists for leading companies and commercial real estate firms, or by specializing in furniture or lighting design.

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CIDA Accreditation

The interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org, 206 Cesar E. Chavez Ave SW, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503.

The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The Bachelor of Science in Interior Design granted by Lawrence Technological University meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit: www.cidq.org/paths

It typically takes students 14-16 credits per semester and four years to complete the degree program. 

Student Attrition and Retention
68.4% of students admitted in the fall of 2023 returned in the fall of 2024, putting attrition at 31.5%. (Data source: Institutional Research) 

Graduation Rates
Of the students graduating in 2023, 13% graduated in 4 years. 75% graduated in 5 years. (Data source: Institutional Research) 

Acceptance into Graduate Programs
6 out of 8 students who graduated in 2023 applied for graduate school, and 5 were accepted. All of the students who pursued graduate studies enrolled in LTU’s Master of Architecture program. (Data source: Institutional Research) 

Job Placement Rates
100% of students who graduated in the 2022/2023 academic year were employed in interior design or a related profession upon or within three months of graduation. The students who pursued a Master’s degree all maintain employment. (Data source: Institutional Research and student self-reported information via LinkedIn)

Admissions + Curriculum

Admission into the Interior Design program follows the University’s admission criteria. Portfolios are not required for admission.

For specific Interior Design program questions, contact the Chair of Design, Philip Plowright, at pplowrigh@ltu.edu.

For general questions about admissions, our programs or the college, please contact Associate Dean, Lilian Crum, at lcrum@ltu.edu or click on the links below.

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