Interior Design Bachelor of Applied Science
In the field of interior design, your left brain and right brain join forces to create spaces where people work ergonomically and live comfortably. You blend form and function with elements like infrastructure, furniture, technology, decor and more. So start today and draw up to the blueprints for your path to state licensure and a creative career that allows you to work in a number of industry verticals, including commercial, residential, hospital and government.
Getting Started: Spring 2020
Nov. 1: Financial Aid
Jan. 3: Application
Jan. 8: Classes Begin
Why Seminole State?
- Outstanding reputation: The program is nationally recognized and accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).
- Industry-driven curriculum: The curriculum explores a wide variety of design segments such as residential, commercial, hospitality,
retail, healthcare and much more.
- Dedicated faculty: Full-time faculty are Florida licensed professionals actively involved in the industry.
- Community involvement: Service-learning projects allow students to give back to the local and international community.
- Hands-on experience: Apply your knowledge to real-world situations through internships with prominent Central Florida companies, and participate in active student chapters of professional organizations such as International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
and American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).
- Career advancement: The program offers an approved path to state licensure and to advanced degrees.
Interior Design Bachelor of Applied Science
Major Code : INTD-BAS
Educational Pathway: INTD-BAS
Seminole State's Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design prepares students toward a path to licensure and a professional career in the field. This comprehensive curriculum combines the concepts and philosophies of the social sciences with courses in designing for diverse populations as well as emerging trends in the industry. Advanced technical skills required to communicate with the design profession, such as space planning and lighting will also be emphasized. The degree will culminate in a capstone healthcare project and portfolio of work. Students will also be exposed to the professional industry through internship opportunities.
Having obtained skills critical to the industry, graduates of this program will be able to work in a wide variety of design occupations that range from commercial design (corporate, healthcare, retail, hospitality, government facilities, education and real estate) to residential design. Upon completion of the B.A.S. Interior Design and two years of work experience under a licensed interior designer or architect, graduates are eligible to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination for state licensure. The NCIDQ examination will test an interior designer's ability to protect health, safety and welfare through the competent practice of interior design. Interior designers work closely with architects, engineers and general contractors in a wide array of settings.
Applicants seeking admission to Seminole State College's bachelor's degree programs must comply with the College's General Admissions procedures. In addition, students must meet the following program-specific requirements listed below prior to being accepted into upper-division coursework:
- Completion of Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Interior Design that meets the following requirements:
- The program must be a Florida Board of Achitecture Interior Design-approved program, and
- The degree must be from a regionally accredited Florida institution.
All other degrees will be evaluated by the faculty committee on a case-by-case basis to make the final admission determination. Students entering with an A.S. degree from a college other than Seminole State may need additional courses to provide appropriate background for the baccalaureate program.
- A GPA of 2.0 or higher.
Contact Admissions at 407.708.4550 if you have additional questions about applying to the program.
Interior Design Foundation
The primary entry qualification is the A.S. Interior Design degree. The 60 credit hours of interior design foundation are the A.S. degree technical courses that satisfy the Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design and/or NCIDQ licensing courses. At least 36 of the 60 hours of interior design foundation courses must be IND prefix courses.
Electives must be taken while enrolled in this degree. Electives taken in the Associate of Science degree will not satisfy this requirement.
Building Construction Specialization
Communications General Education courses
History General Education course
Humanities General Education courses
Mathematics General Education courses
Social Science General Education courses
Students must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours of Interior Design (IND1### or higher) courses in order to graduate from the BAS program. These courses may include courses taken as part of the foundation, core or elective categories above. They may also include IND transfer courses as long as the courses have been approved by the Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design or they are from a regionally accredited Florida institution.
Students enrolled in Seminole State College’s baccalaureate degree programs must demonstrate foreign language proficiency. Students who have previously received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution are exempt from this requirement. Additionally, per Florida Statute 1007.25, “Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in 2014-2015 and thereafter, coursework for an associate in arts degree shall include demonstration of competency in a foreign language.”
Students must meet General Education requirements. Students awarded an Associate in Arts or Baccalaureate degree or who have official transcripts documenting "General Education Requirements Met" from a Florida College System or Florida State University System degree-granting institution shall be considered to have satisfied Seminole State's General Education requirements. Please refer to this catalog's General Education section for specific requirements.
Honors in the Major is an indication that the student pursues academic excellence and exhibits leadership qualities. The Honors in the Major Program is designed to encourage the best juniors and seniors to do classwork and projects that expose them to the latest in technology and methodology. Refer to the Honors in the Major section of this catalog for details.
Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.
Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.
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Your pursuit of higher education is admirable. So why struggle with high tuition in the process? Here we make life’s next steps affordable. Whether you’re seeking a university transfer (A.A.) degree, a four-year bachelor’s, an Associate in Science degree or even earning a technical certificate, you’ll find reasonable tuition and payment plans that make sense. And to us, that’s scholarly.
In fact, a full-time college education at Seminole State is more than $10,000 less each year than most state universities.
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Tuition and Fee Comparison*
|Tuition and Fees||$3,597||$6,380||$6,480||$6,379|
|Room and Board||-0-||$10,220||$10,666||$10,010|
|Books and Supplies||$1,000||$850||$1,000||$1,200|
For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2019-20 fee schedule.
* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 terms, with 15 credit hours per term for in-state students. Dorm fees, meal plans and book expenses are estimates based on information provided on each university's website. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.
Interior designers are qualified by education, experience and professional licensure to enhance an environment’s function, safety and overall appeal. The professional interior designer is integral in the planning, design and construction of today’s complex built environments and collaborates with architects, engineers, general contractors and other professionals.
Interior design is among the fastest-growing occupations in the region, with projected growth of 20 percent over the next decade.
Students with a bachelor's degree in interior design can pursue careers in:
- "Aging-in-Place" Design
- Barrier-Free/Universal Design
- Commercial Interior Design
- Facilities/Project Management
- Government/Institutional Design
- Healthcare/Assisted Living Facilities Design
- Hospitality/Entertainment Design
- Kitchen/Bath Design
- Residential Interior Design
- Retail Design/Visual Merchandising/Exhibit Design
- Sales/Manufacturer Representative
- Space Planning/Specification
- Sustainable/Environmental Design