IARc Minor

Required: minimum of 18 semester hours

A minor in Interior Architecture is available for majors outside the Department of Interior Architecture. The minor requires a total of 18 semester hours selected from the list below. Applicants are required to meet with an advisor within the department to identify appropriate courses to take. The plan of study for the minor can be designed to enable a concentration in sustainability, design thinking, design theory, entrepreneurship, and historic perspectives.

Students interested in an IARc minor must consult with an IARc advisor before declaring the minor. A cumulative GPA of C (2.0) or better must be achieved in the courses taken towards a minor.

Courses Offered

  • IAR 101: Basic Environmental Design 1 (4) Instructor Permission Required
  • IAR 102: Basic Environmental Design II (4) Instructor Permission Required
  • IAR 110: Design Visualization (3)
  • IAR 112: Design Visualization (3)
  • IAR 205: The House and Its Furnishings (3)
  • IAR 221: History and Theory of Design I (3)
  • IAR 222: History and Theory of Design II (3)
  • IAR 321: Creativity, Design, and Entrepreneurship (3)
  • IAR 331: Social and Behavioral Aspects of Interior Architecture (3)
  • IAR 332: Interior Architecture Materials (3)
  • IAR 333: Interior Architecture Construction and Building Systems (3)
  • IAR 334: Light and Sound (3)
  • IAR 355: Housing and Community (3)
  • IAR 451: Professional Practice in Interior Architecture (3)
  • IAR 527: Problems in Interior Architecture (2 to 6)
  • IAR 535: Architectural Lighting Design (2)
  • IAR 536: History of Decorative Arts (3)
  • IAR 540: The Evolution of Furniture (3)
  • IAR 541: Contemporary Trends in Interior Product Design (3)
  • IAR 543: Historic Preservation: Principles and Practice (3)
  • IAR 548: Architectural Conservation (2)
  • IAR 552: History and Theories in Material Culture (3)