Interior Design


The Interior Design program prepares students for careers in interior design and closely related industries. The program is structured through a holistic approach to designing that integrates industry standards as well as scientific and experimental methods which all serve to develop broad student skill sets and professionalism. As San Francisco State University is located in close proximity to a dynamic design center, the program is able to foster additional experiential learning through utilization of these resources in addition to our own.

The program focuses on both residential and commercial interior design and includes curricula which build on rigor within the transition from foundational courses through advanced level practicum courses. Program study includes a culminating experience within the final semester of study, the Senior Thesis Project.

Students earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design are equipped to engage in entry level interior design practice and are eligible to sit for the IDEX California Exam immediately upon graduation.

Change of Major to BS in Interior Design

The BS in Interior Design invites current students to submit a change of major request to the Department during the following time periods:

  • For Spring term: August 1-October 1
  • For Fall term: January 1-March 1

Prerequisites. Students must have a 2.5 GPA before to be admitted into the program.

All students who have been accepted as a change of major to ID may start major-only classes the semester following approval of the change of major. Students accepted in the fall semester may begin major courses the following spring; students accepted in the spring semester may begin major courses in the following fall.


Type your information on the Change of Major form & submit with unofficial transcript to the FINA Department in Burk Hall 329.

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