Interior Design

Our Program

The interior design program provides students the opportunity to explore the rich intersections between human ecological theory, design theory and interior design practice. Students are admitted through a selective admissions process, and are taught to become professionals who design interior spaces that are sustainable, founded on evidence-based strategies, and enhance user satisfaction, health, well-being, productivity and safety for all and at all stages in life.

Students develop competencies in the areas of: color, ethics, lighting, acoustics, aesthetics, design history, design thinking, collaboration and problem-solving skills, codes and regulations, environmental comfort, sustainability/resiliency, design communication skills, application of the design process, project planning and management, building construction methods, interior construction methods and materials, and creative two- and three-dimensional design.


  • Only four-year CIDA-accredited program in Kansas
  • More than 90% of graduates complete the program in four years
  • Dedicated advisor
  • Professional development opportunities through the IDFS Symposium
  • Annual Design EXPO career fair
  • Faculty-led trips both nationally and internationally
  • Faculty mentors provided to all incoming students
  • Student chapters of three professional organizations (ASID, IIDA, NEWH)
Consistently ranked in the Top-10 nationally by DesignIntelligence
93% employment rate
Only 4-year CIDA-accredited program in Kansas

Career Opportunities

  • Interior Designer
  • Project Manager
  • Designer
  • Space Planner
  • Manufacturer’s Product Representative
  • Facilities Manager
  • Design Firm Owner/Partner
  • Specialized Designer

Learn more about our Interior Design program