2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Bachelor of Science

Interior Design Major

Program Curriculum

Degree Core Requirements
ITDS 2044Interior Design I6
ITDS 2054Interior Design II6
ITDS 2134Materials and Methods in Interior Design3
ITDS 3044Interior Design III6
ITDS 3054Interior Design IV6
ITDS 3125History of Interiors3
ITDS 3126History of Interiors3
ITDS 3175Building Systems for Interior Design3
ITDS 3176Building Systems for Interior Design3
ITDS 3184Construction Documents for Interior Design3
ITDS 4044Interior Design V6
ITDS 4054Interior Design VI6
ITDS 4224Design Research for Interiors3
ITDS 4554Contemporary Interior Design Practice3
Professional Elective Courses
ARCH 1015Foundation Design Laboratory (required) 16
ARCH 1016Foundation Design Laboratory (required)6
Select one of the following: 23
Field Study
Sustainable Design and Biophilia
Study Abroad-Interior Design
Free Electives
Select three credits of Free Elective courses3
Pathways to General Education 3
Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse
ENGL 1105First-Year Writing (1F)3
ENGL 1106First-Year Writing (1F)3
Select three credits in Pathway 1a or Pathway 1f3
Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities
ART 2385Survey of the History of Western Art3
or ART 2386 Survey of the History of Western Art
Select three credits in Pathway 23
Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences
SOC 1004Introductory Sociology 43
Select three credits in Pathway 3
Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
Select six credits in Pathway 46
Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking
MATH 1535Geometry and Mathematics of Design (5F)3
MATH 1536Geometry and Mathematics of Design (5F)3
Select three credits in Pathway 5a3
Pathways Concept 6 - Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts
ITDS 1114Design Appreciation3
ITDS 1224Introduction to Interior Design3
Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States
SOC 1004Introductory Sociology 53
Total Credits120

This course is required for pathways critique and practice in the arts and design and the credit hours for this course are applied to the total under pathways to general education and not to the total number of hours for professional elective courses


Students can choose any ITDS, ARCH, IDS, BC, REAL, ART or other course approved by the Interior Design Program Chair.


All courses used for the Pathways to General Education must be on the University's approved list. See Pathways to General Education at https://www.pathways.prov.vt.edu/ a list of all approved courses where no specific class has been listed.


also counts for Critical Analysis of Equity & Identity in the United States


Also counts for Reasoning in the Social Sciences


Satisfactory Progress: (notes 1 & 2)

  1. Students must maintain a 2.0 minimum GPA (in all courses taken at Virginia Tech) to continue in the program.
  2. Students must maintain an overall 2.5 minimum in all in major courses. (This includes all courses with an ITDS pre-fix, and ARCH 1015 Foundation Design Laboratory-ARCH 1016 Foundation Design Laboratory). If a student’s GPA drops below a 2.5 in ITDS courses, courses with below a 2.5 must be repeated to elevate the GPA to 2.5 before continuing in the degree.
  3. Complete an 1105-1106 foreign language (e.g., FR, GR, SPAN) grouping or the equivalent.
  4. This check sheet does not include any hidden prerequisites.