The Interior Design Program at the University of Nebraska has a long tradition of educating consumers and professionals in the field of interior design, interior finishes and furnishings. In 1993, the program was transferred from the College of Human Resources and Family Sciences to the College of Architecture to strengthen its place in the study of the built environment. The Interior Design Program is fully accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (formerly FIDER).
This four-year undergraduate program is for the student interested in becoming a professional interior designer. The professional interior designer is a person qualified by education, experience, and examination to: 1) identify, research, and creatively solve problems pertaining to the function and quality of the interior environment; 2) perform services relative to interior spaces, including programming, design analysis, space planning and aesthetics, using specialized knowledge of interior construction, building systems and components, building codes, equipment, materials and furnishings; and 3) prepare all drawings and documents relative to the design of interior spaces; in order to enhance and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
Upon successful completion of two years of pre-interior design studies and admission to the Department of Architecture, students in the Interior Design program may enroll in the third and fourth year curriculum which leads to a Bachelor of Science in Design (BSD-Interior Design) degree.