Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture
The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture offers a bachelor of science in interior architecture, enabling students to become effective design leaders and innovators. The bachelor of science in interior architecture is a four-year degree.
Design is the focus of undergraduate studies and provides students with access to resources involving research, building and community components. Students gain hands-on experience in studio courses with guidance from experienced faculty.
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The program for the Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture is a four-year program focusing on the design of architectural interiors with particular focus on sustainability, materials, color theory, light and the social and cultural aspects of habitable space.
The program consists of 132 semester credit hours and includes 78 semester credit hours, 40 of which are advanced (in the 3000-level of higher), the University required core course and six semester hours of elective courses.
The curriculum is divided in three segments: foundation, intermediate and professional. The program shares a common first semester curriculum with architecture and industrial design.
ARCH 1200: Introduction to Architecture, Industrial Design and Interior Architecture
ARCH 1500: Design Studio I
ENGL 1303: Freshman Composition I
HIST 1377: The U.S. to 1877
MATH 1310: College Algebra
ARCH 1359: Design Since 1945
ARCH 1501: Design Studio II
ENGL 1304: Freshman Composition II
HIST 1378: The U.S. Since 1877
MATH 1330: Precalculus
ARCH 2350: Survey of Architectural History I
ARCH 2327: Technology 1
ARCH 2500: Design Studio III
PHYS 1301: Introductory General Physics I
ARCH 2351: Survey of Architectural History II
ARCH 2428: Technology 2
ARCH 2501: Design Studio IV
PHYS 1302: Introductory General Physics II
POLS 1336: U.S. and Texas Constitutions & Politics
INAR 3300: History of Interior Architecture
INAR or ARCH 3500: Design Studio V
INDS 3360: Human Factors
POLS 1337: American Government: Congress, Presidents and Courts
Formal Science Course
INAR 3310 or ARCH 3366: Materials & Methods
INAR 3501: Design Studio VI
Architecture History Elective
Formal Science Course
INAR 4360: Practice of Interior Architecture
INAR or ARCH 4500: Design Studio VII
Social and Behavioral Science Core
Approved Course Integration
ARCH 4344: Architectural Programming and
INAR 4501: Design Studio VIII