Bachelor of Science in Design - Interior Design The Ohio State University




Course info


Students pursuing interior design at Ohio State learns how human needs and environmental conditions impact potential spatial design opportunities. They apply a sophisticated level of design thinking and design research approaches to the planning and development of public and private interior environments of all scales, placing emphasis on commercial, workplace, hospitality, educational and health care spaces.

Students learn and practice collaboration, sustainable design strategies and research-based design approaches through design studio and courses in technical and theoretical knowledge.

Graduates of the program are prepared to anticipate and provide for future environmental design requirements and emerge as design leaders.

Program objectives

Students majoring in interior design will achieve the following learning outcomes.

  • Students will gain a lifelong desire and ability to create new knowledge and foster problem-solving skills through creativity and the application of a creative process.
  • Students will develop an understanding of a human-centered focus on design and research.
  • Students will prepare for a successful career in the design profession.
  • Students will develop an understanding of and familiarity with the tools and methods of the design profession.
  • Students will hone the skills that are central to communicating design ideas and solutions.
  • Students will develop an understanding of and appreciation for the role of the designer in environmental relationships. Possible careers
  • Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Design take positions with design consulting offices, corporate design departments and government design agencies and work on consumer and industrial products, building and equipment systems, and public and corporate communication projects.
  • Students in interior design can find employment in interior design firms, architectural firms, furniture dealerships and any commercial setting such as health care or retail. Jobs may also be found within restaurant or hotel organizations.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Science in Design - Interior Design.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

$34,989.00 (26,02,104) per year

Tuition fee includes an International Undergraduate Student Fee of USD $1,464 per semester, assessed to provide academic and support services for international students.


25 Aug, 11 Jan


College of Arts and Sciences

186 University Hall,

230 North Oval Mall,



43210, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Applicant must have successful completion of university preparatory courses, high school performance (class rank or GPA), including participation in accelerated programs like Honors, AP and IB; Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for class rank or GPA, Ability and desire to contribute to and engage with a diverse campus community, Experiences that demonstrate leadership or engaged involvement, Status as a first-generation university student, Demonstration of outstanding talent in a particular area and High school performance if adversely affected by physical, mental or learning environment factors. English proficiency level TOEFL: 79 or higher on the internet-based test, 550 or higher on the paper-based test and IELTS: 6.5 or higher

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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