Interior Design Bachelor of Applied Science
Major Code: INTD-BAS
As the demand for interior designers continues to grow, students with baccalaureate degrees are also increasingly in demand. Seminole State's Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design puts students on the path to licensure and a professional career in interior design.
Interior designers work closely with architects, engineers and general contractors in a wide array of settings. Employment opportunities span from the familiar private practice role to corporations across many industry sectors, ranging from retail and restaurant establishments, healthcare and government facilities, commercial and residential real estate development to the many furniture and decor supply chain companies. These firms hire interior designers to create environments that not only enhance sales and customer experience, but also create a more productive and pleasing work environment.
This program has an art-based curriculum that combines the concepts and philosophies of the social sciences with the technical skills required to communicate within this design profession. Students will learn design theory, architectural design, space planning, aesthetics, sustainable "green" design, materials and methods of construction, life safety and building codes, professional ethics and practices, interior finish products and materials, and both oral and visual communication. The comprehensive curriculum provides a complete educational foundation for this profession.
Upon completion of the B.A.S. Interior Design degree and two years of work experience, graduates are eligible to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination for state licensure. As the practice of interior design becomes ever more complex and technical, it is increasingly important for designers to have a solid educational base with a pathway to licensure. Having obtained skills critical to the industry, graduates of this program will be able to work in a wide variety of design occupations.
Admission into the Interior Design Bachelor of Applied Science degree program requires the completion of an Associate in Science degree in Interior Design that meets the following requirements: The program must be a Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design approved program or 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 a final admissions decision. 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. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
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:
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.
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.
Any IND prefix elective
NOTE: New 2015-2016 A.S. IND elective courses:
Digital Media Specialization
Building Construction Specialization
Architectural Design Specialization
Sustainable Engineering 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.