Design, Housing & Merchandising: Interior Design, BSHS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 1513College Algebra (A)3
Humanities (H)
DHM 3233Heritage of Interior Design I (H) (Minimum grade of "C")3
Courses designated (H)3
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
DHM 2573Textiles (LN) (Minimum grade of “C”)3
Course designated (N)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
SOC 3223Social Psychology (S)3
Additional General Education
Courses Designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)10
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
At least one Diversity (D) course
At least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Human Sciences
HS 1112Human Sciences First-Year Seminar2
or HS 3112 Human Sciences First-Year Seminar for Transfer Students
HDFS 2113Lifespan Human Development (S)3
Hours Subtotal5
Major Requirements
Minimum grade of “C” in each course
Major Core Requirements
DHM 1003Design Theory and Processes for Design and Merchandising3
DHM 1101Wicked Problems of Industrial Practice1
DHM 2003Problem Solving Strategies3
DHM 2403Research Methods3
DHM 3033Material Culture3
Select 2 hours of the following:2
Local Motive and Supply Chain
Sustainable Textile Innovation
Empathic Design
Triple Bottom Line Analysis
Biomimicry Industrial Practices
Active Design
Communicating Sustainable Practices
Design Activism
Sustainable Materials Flows
Ethics for a Sustainable World
Life Cycle Analysis in Design and Merchandising
Sustainable Consumption
Option Requirements
DHM 1123Graphics for Interior Design I3
DHM 2073Computer-Aided Design for Interior Design3
DHM 2103Interior Design Studio I: Residential3
DHM 2233Graphics for Interior Design II3
DHM 2263Interior Design Studio II: Small Scale Contract3
DHM 2302Supervised Field Experience2
DHM 3173Digital Design Communication3
DHM 3303Materials and Finishes for Interior Design3
DHM 3343Interior Design Studio III: Interior Components and Construction Documents3
DHM 3453Interior Design Studio IV: Environmental Design3
DHM 3823Professional Practices for Interior Design3
DHM 3991Pre-Internship Seminar1
DHM 4264Interior Design Studio V: Large Scale Commercial4
DHM 4294Interior Design Studio VI - Capstone4
DHM 4323Heritage of Interior Design II (I)3
DHM 4373Advanced Computer-Aided Design for Interior Design3
DHM 4433Facility Management and Design3
DHM 4824Professional Internship4
Select a professional area6
Hours Subtotal75
Total Hours120

Professional Areas

Design Area

ART 1303Visual Thinking: Form and Space3
Controlled electives
Select 3 hours of the following:3
Anthropometry and Ergonomics in Design
Product Development Process
Diversity Issues in Facility Management and Design (D)
Survey of Accounting
Architecture and Society (HI)
History of 20th Century Art (HI)
History of Graphic Design
Historic Preservation
Mechanical Equipment and Facility Management
Philosophy and the Arts (H)
Sociology of Aging (DS)
Introduction to Stage Design
Scene Design for Theatre
Lighting for Theatre

Facility Management Area

DHM 4533Diversity Issues in Facility Management and Design (D)3
Controlled electives
Select 3 hours of the following:3
Anthropometry and Ergonomics in Design
Product Development Process
Survey of Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Introduction to Macroeconomics
Economics of the Environment
Mechanical Equipment and Facility Management
Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business
Law of Real Property
Legal Aspects of International Business Transactions (I)
Fundamentals of Management (S)
Human Resource Management
Organization for Action
Marketing (S)

Other Requirements

  • 40 upper-division hours required.
  • A 2.50 Major GPA is required. This includes all courses in College and Major Requirements.
  • A 2.50 Major GPA is required for full admission to the Internship Program.
  • Proficiency review required to take sophomore level DHM Interior Design courses.
  • Transfer Admission Requirements: 2.00 for less than 31 hours; 2.25 for 31-45 hours; 2.50 for more than 45 hours.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2026.