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The B.S. in Interior Design and M.S. in Sustainable Design 4+1 Degree program allows students to add graduate study in sustainable design to their work in the Interior Design program. It also allows for an accelerated pathway towards the completion of the graduate degree.

Procedures and Important Information

  • Prior to the end of their junior year, B.S. in Interior Design students must complete the following:
    • Meet with an advisor from the Interior Design program
    • Submit an Intent to Apply form indicating a desire to enter the 4+1 degree
  • B.S. in Interior Design program students must complete a minimum of 120 unique undergraduate credits to receive their undergraduate degree. Elective credits earned above the number of 120 are used to complete the B.S. in Interior Design degree and a maximum of 12 of those credits can be applied to the completion of the M.S. in Sustainable Design program.
  • In order to complete the M.S. in Sustainable Design program in one calendar year, some courses may need to be taken online and some courses will be taken out of sequence

Program Learning Goals
See the B.S. in Interior Design and M.S. in Sustainable Design catalog entries for Program Learning Goals for both programs.

Curriculum
Students will take some courses out of the conventional order for the M.S. in Sustainable Design program.  Students may be asked to take an on-line course in order to maintain progress through the degree in a timely manner.           

YEAR I*
Fall Semester

  • SDN 603    Sustainable Systems..... 3 credits

Spring Semester

  • SDN 601    Principles and Methods for Sustainable Design..... 3 credits
  • SDN 604    Green Materials and Life Cycle Assessment..... 3 credits


YEAR 2
Fall Semester

  • SDN 622    Sustainable Design Studio..... 4 credits
  • SDN XXX    Elective**..... 3 credits
  • SDN XXX    Elective..... 3 credits

Spring Semester

  • SDN 621    Ecological Design Studio..... 4 credits
  • SDN 623    Landscape Ecology Seminar..... 2 credits
  • SDN 900    Thesis I in Sustainable Design..... 3 credits

Summer Semester

  • SDN 901    Thesis II in Sustainable Design..... 6 credits         

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 34 Credits

* Denotes Senior Year B.S. in Interior Design (only M.S. in Sustainable Design courses shown). See B.S. in Interior Design for details regarding the completion of that degree
** This elective replaces SDN 602 Adaptive Design