There are several Christian universities throughout the country that have bachelor's degree programs in interior design. Students interested in these schools can choose from institutions of different sizes and a few different denominations. Explore some of the Christian colleges and their interior design majors here.
Students can study interior design at 4-year colleges affiliated with the Baptist, Southern Baptist and Christian Church denominations, among others. In the table below, compare and contrast some of these schools and their undergraduate tuition rates.
|School Name||Institution Type||Denomination||Location||In-state Tuition (2017-2018)*|
|Judson University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Baptist||Elgin, IL||$29,434|
|Oklahoma Christian University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Churches of Christ||Edmond, OK||$21,670|
|Texas Christian University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)||Fort Worth, TX||$44,760|
|Anderson University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Baptist||Anderson, SC||$26,970|
|California Baptist University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Southern Baptist||Riverside, CA||$32,256|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Description of Christian Colleges with Interior Design Majors
Christian colleges with interior design majors typically offer students plenty of hands-on experience designing and creating a variety of interior spaces. Students trying to decide between schools may want to consider what types of experiences a school has to offer in addition to how a school is prepared to help them grow spiritually. Learn more about a few of the Christian schools with interior design majors and what makes them unique.
Judson University in Illinois had close to 1,140 undergraduate students in 2016, per the NCES. The university offers an interior design major that includes collaborative learning in studios, practical experience through real projects and access to professionals in the field. Students in the program also have unique experiences and networking opportunities available to them thanks to the school's proximity to Chicago. Students wishing to grow spiritually can attend chapel services, small groups, global outreach projects, service projects and social justice activities.
Oklahoma Christian University
Oklahoma Christian University has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Interior Design program that includes an interior design internship requirement. Students in the program also take a senior studio course at the end of the program and create their professional portfolio throughout their studies. Spiritual life on campus includes a variety of chapel services, such as Women's Chapel and Missions Chapel, in addition to mission trips, local service activities, praise and worship services and a unique online Bible reading plan with devotionals written by members of the university community. In 2016, the NCES reported that the university had 1,960 undergraduate students.
Texas Christian University
Texas Christian University (TCU) helps students grow in their faith by offering chapel services, pastoral care and a variety of events organized by TCU Disciples on Campus, like spiritual retreats, mentoring programs (Toolbox) and small groups (Lily Pads). The university had around 8,890 undergraduate students in 2016, per the NCES. The school offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Interior Design program. Students must pass a first-year portfolio review before they are allowed to advance to second-year coursework. They must also complete a summer internship before their senior year.
According to the NCES, Anderson University in South Carolina had a little more than 2,940 undergraduate students in 2016. The university offers a BA in Interior Design that includes a portfolio review prior to advanced coursework in the major. The program also sponsors a chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and prepares students to pass the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate exam in addition to the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NICDQ) exam. Students can grow in their faith and find fellowship in several different campus ministries, including Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), small groups, Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU), community service and Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM).
California Baptist University
California Baptist University is home to the College of Architecture, Visual Art and Design, which offers a BA in Interior Design. The degree program is unique in that it has elective focus areas in architectural representation, religion and built environment, human factors in design and construction management to help students customize their degrees. The university encourages spiritual growth with chapel services, local and global service opportunities and discipleship ministries that include Tribes (missional communities) and discipleship groups. In 2016, the university had close to 6,940 undergraduate students, according to the NCES.