Texas Tech University

Interior Design

Undergraduate Minor

With Texas Tech's interior design minor, you will not just learn from textbooks. You will get a hands-on education with practical and advanced training in interior design, space planning, and professional practices.

Required Courses

Total Hours = 18 Credit Hours

  • ID 1381, Intro to Interior Design
  • ID 1385, Interior Design Studio I
  • ID 2382, History of Interior Design
  • ID 2381, Interior Design Studio II
  • ID 3311, Interior Design Materials
  • ID 2383, Environment and Behavior

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What kind of jobs or future employment opportunities could I have with a minor in interior design?

With a minor in interior design, students would be able to pursue a number of employment opportunities in or related to the field of interior design. Examples could possibly include residential design, furniture sales representative, construction companies, freelance design work, etc. 

Would I be able to become a licensed interior designer with a minor in interior design?

No, you would not be able to be a licensed interior designer or sit for the NCIDQ examination with a minor in interior design. To take the NCIDQ, you must have a bachelor's, master's, or associate degree in interior design. However, a number of job opportunities where a license may not be required (listed above). 

More information on the requirements for the NCIDQ can be found here: https://www.cidq.org/paths 

What is the Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences? How can I use my hours toward this degree?

One option that some students pursue is the Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences. In this program, you will organize your studies around three areas of concentration, earning a minimum of 18 credits in each concentration. At least two of your concentrations must be from academic departments within the College of Human Sciences the third coming from a department in any of Texas Tech's 10 colleges. You could use your interior design hours toward this degree. 

More information can be found here: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/human_sciences/index.php 

If I pursue the interior design minor, will I have to sit for the sophomore portfolio review?

If you choose to pursue the interior design minor, you will not be required to submit for the sophomore portfolio review. However, you are welcome to submit a portfolio for the portfolio review if you would like to receive feedback from the faculty. 

Students from other departments may minor in interior design by completing 18 hours of selected coursework. Courses for the minor should be finalized and approved in conjunction with the student's major and minor advisors. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better or the student will not be allowed to register for the next semester's Interior Design classes.


Department of Design