About this Program

The mission of the Interior Design Programs (undergraduate and graduate) at Eastern Michigan University is academic preparation of students to enable them to solve problems related to the function, health/safety/wellbeing, and quality of interior environments.

The programs promote design research, critical thinking, and creativity in design decisions applied to all interior spaces, components, and elements encompassed in the built environment. These decisions reflect consideration for social welfare, cultural implications, global and economic elements.

The curriculum blends theory and technical skills, with a sensitivity to environmentally responsible/sustainable design issues and consideration for the needs of all users regardless of age, physical stature, or disability status.

Graduates are well prepared to enter the work place with a skill set that allows them to thrive professionally and work collaboratively in both the commercial and residential areas of the profession.

The program has been continuously accredited since the 1980's.

The interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503.

The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The Interior Design degree granted by Eastern Michigan University meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ). For more information, visit the NCIDQ Exams Eligibility.

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  • Number of credits: 21–88

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Dr. Deb de Laski-Smith
Professor and Program Coordinator of Interior Design
206 Roosevelt Hall
734.487.2490 | [email protected]

  • Call: 734.487.2490
  • Office: 206 Roosevelt, Ypsilanti, MI 48197