Credit distribution for the Bachelor of Art in Interior Design:

Required Interior Design Credits70
Design Electives6
Free Electives9
General University Requirements46
Total Minimum Credits131

(131 credits)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterTerm Credits
AD 150 Color and Composition 3
AD 161 History of Art and Design I 3
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
MATH 115 Elements of Geometry 3
CS 104 Computer Programming and Graphics Problems 3
Physical Education:GUR 1
MATH 120 Basic Concepts in Statistics 1
FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar 0
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
AD 111 Communication in Art and Design - Traditional Media 3
AD 112 Communication in Art and Design - Digital Media 3
AD 162 History of Art and Design II 3
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
MATH 116 Mathematics of Design 3
STS 201 Understanding Technological Society 3
 Term Credits18
Second Year
1st Semester
INT 263 Interior Design Studio I 4
INT 221 Building and Interior Systems I 3
ARCH 251 History of Architecture I 3
Select one of the following: 3
The Pre-Modern World  
The Modern World  
The Twentieth-Century World  
PHYS 102 General Physics 3
PHYS 102A General Physics Laboratory 1
Physical Education:GUR 1
 Term Credits18
2nd Semester
INT 264 Interior Design Studio II 4
INT 222 Building and Interior Systems II 3
ARCH 282 Structural Principles 3
STS 210
General Psychology
or Principles Of Psychology I
3
Natural Sciences:GUR Elective 3
Physical Education 1
 Term Credits17
Third Year
1st Semester
INT 363 Interior Design Studio III 5
INT 321 Methods and Materials 3
INT 350 History of Furniture 3
MGMT 390 Principles of Management 3
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) Electives:GUR Elective 3
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
INT 364 Interior Design Studio IV 5
INT 322 Contract Documents 3
AD 201 Human Factors/Ergonomics 3
INT/DD/ID/FA Design Elective 3
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) Electives:GUR Elective 3
 Term Credits17
Fourth Year
1st Semester
AD 463 Collaborative Design Studio 5
ARCH 337 Building Information Modeling 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits14
2nd Semester
INT 464 Interior Design Studio V 5
INT/DD/ID/FA Design Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) Capstone:GUR Elective 3
 Term Credits14
 Total Credits132
Social Sciences (lower-level) GUR
Select six credits from the following:6
Economics
Microeconomics
Intro To Econo-Micro
Macroeconomics
Intro To Econ-Macro
Society, Technology, and the Environment
Technology, Society and Culture: A Global View
Intro Phys Anth & Arch
Intro Cultural Anthro
American Government
America & The World
Principles Of Psychology I
Prin Of Psychology
Intro Sociology I
Sociology II
Intro Criminal Justice
English Composition and Cultural History (lower-level) GUR 1
HUM 211The Pre-Modern World3
HUM 212The Modern World3
HIST 213The Twentieth-Century World3
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR
Select one of the following:3
LIT XXX
300+ level Literature course
HIST XXX
300+ level History course
PHIL XXX
300+ level Philosophy course
R350 XXX
English Literature (STS approved) course
R352 XXX
American Literature (STS approved) course
R510 XXX
History (STS approved) course
R512 XXX
American History (STS approved) course
R730 XXX
Philosophy (STS approved) course
Natural Science GUR
Select at least seven credits from the following, including a laboratory experience:7
Biology Courses
General Biology
General Biology
Basic Plant Science
Basic Plant Sci Lab
Environmental Issues
General Horticulture
Horticulture Lab
Human Sexuality
Environmental Microbiology
Anatomy & Physiology
Anatomy & Physiology
Chemistry Courses
Fundamentals of Chemical Principles II
General Chemistry Laboratory
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Physics Courses
General Physics
General Physics Laboratory
General Physics
General Physics Laboratory
Physics I
Physics I Laboratory
Physics II
Physics II Laboratory
Introductory Astronomy and Cosmology
Astronomy and Cosmology Laboratory
The Earth in Space
The Earth in Space Laboratory
Geology Courses
Intro To The Earth
Planet Earth
Planet Earth Lab
Env Geology
Env Geology Lab
Open Elective in Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR
Select one of the following:3
ENG XXX
300+ level English course
HSS XXX
300+ level Social Science course
THTR XXX
300+ level Theater course
LIT XXX
300+ level Literature course
HIST XXX
300+ level History course
PHIL XXX
300+ level Philosophy course
STS XXX
300+ level Science, Technology and Society course
Any 300-level Rutgers-Newark courses in humanities, social sciences, fine arts, or performing arts 2
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Students may also take approved introductory courses at Rutgers-Newark. 

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Prefixes 070, 080, 081, 202, 220, 350, 352, 370, 420, 510, 560, 570, 700, 701, 790, 810, 861, 920, 940, 965, 988.

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load. 

Students interested in pursuing graduate studies in Architecture (either at NJIT or elsewhere) are strongly advised to take the calculus math sequence (MATH 113 Finite Mathematics and Calculus I, and MATH 114 Finite Mathematics and Calculus II), and one additional Physics course and corresponding lab (PHYS 103 General Physics/PHYS 103A General Physics Laboratory). Students should consult admissions requirements for any program and/or institution they are considering.

The minimum credit requirement for graduation is the successful completion of 128 credits of prescribed courses within the curriculum and the maintenance of a 2.0 average. Students are required to maintain a 2.0 cumulative studio average to advance to each succeeding year.