The Interior Design program at NJIT is a four-year professional degree program accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

Graduation is contingent upon the successful completion of the prescribed courses of the 120-credit Interior Design curriculum and the maintenance of both a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a minimum 2.0 GPA for all major-specific requirements. Students are required to maintain an annual studio average of 2.0 or higher to advance to the next studio level each succeeding year and to complete the final 4th-year studio course sequence.

Students interested in pursuing graduate studies in Architecture (either at NJIT or elsewhere) are strongly advised to take (MATH 113 Finite Mathematics and Calculus I, Students should consult admissions requirements for any program and/or institution they are considering.

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.

See the General Education Requirements  “Refer to the General Education Requirements for specific information for GER courses"

(120 credits minimum)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
AD 150 Color and Composition 3
AD 161 History of Art And Design I 3
ENGL 101 English Composition: Introduction to Academic Writing 3
MATH 107 University Mathematics A 3
CS 104 Computer Programming and Graphics Problems 3
FYS SEM First-Year Student Seminar 0
PE Elective 1
 Term Credits16
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
ENGL 102 English Composition: Introduction to Writing for Research 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
 Term Credits15
Second Year
1st Semester
INT 263 Interior Design Studio I 4
INT 221 Building and Interior Systems I 3
ARCH 382 History of Architecture IV 3
PHYS 102 General Physics 3
PHYS 102A General Physics Lab 1
INT 350 History of Furniture 3
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
INT 264 Interior Design Studio II 4
INT 222 Building and Interior Systems II 3
ARCH 282 Structural Principles 3
PSY 210
Introduction to Psychology
or Principles Of Psychology I
Natural Science GER 3
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
INT 363 Interior Design Studio III 5
INT 321 Methods and Materials 3
ARCH 337 Building Information Modeling 3
MGMT 390 Principles of Business 3
 Term Credits14
2nd Semester
INT 364 Interior Design Studio IV 5
INT 322 Contract Documents 3
AD 201 Human Factors/Ergonomics 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits14
Fourth Year
1st Semester
AD 463 Collaborative Design Studio 5
Design Elective: AD/DD/ID/FA/INT/ARCH 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits14
2nd Semester
INT 464 Interior Design Studio V 5
Design Elective: AD/DD/ID/FA/INT/ARCH 3
Free Elective 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
 Term Credits14
 Total Credits120