Bachelor of Science: Interior Design
We offer you a faculty of industry professionals, an integrated
approach to mastery of design techniques, proficiency in the latest technology,
and development of the business and presentation skills required for a
successful career. A firm foundation in the liberal arts is an integral part of
In this rigorous, multidisciplinary program you will:
- analyze historical architecture, interior treatments,
furnishings, and decorative appointments
- combine the academic study of the history and theory of interior
design with practical, hands-on projects
- learn drafting techniques, computer modeling, and materials and
methods, with an emphasis on sustainability and user health and safety.
- understand various aspects of architectural systems
- explore lighting, acoustical considerations, and real-world
The program meets the educational requirements of the National
Certification for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) Exam and for membership
in the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the International
Interior Design Association (IIDA).
Interior design in Scottsdale
NAU’s Interior Design program is based in Flagstaff, but can
also be completed in a commuter university setting in Scottsdale. Visit the
colleges below for more information:
Mesa Community College
Scottsdale Community College
Scottsdale Distance Learning
with the 2 + 2 program
If you take second year Interior Design courses, you will be
required to own a laptop so that instruction can occur on the latest equipment
with the most recent version of the software—this will make you a competitive
applicant after graduation.
FACT: Some of the coolest courses you’ll ever take won’t be in
All NAU degree programs require a generous portion of liberal
arts—because you can’t be an educated person without them. They enrich and
inspire you and make you a better citizen and a better employee, because in
today’s complicated world, you need to know about more than just your job. And
once you’ve gained that deeper knowledge, broader perspective, and ability to
think critically, they’re yours for life.
For more information about degree requirements, visit the academic catalog.
The NAU academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic
requirements and policies.Any discrepancies in curricular requirements
from other sources will default to the catalog as the official, authoritative