The mission of Baylor University’s Interior Design program is to provide a transformative undergraduate education that prepares students to serve with Christian integrity in a diverse and global marketplace, equipped to address human needs by applying research methodology that promotes the health, safety and well-being of all users within the built environment. The mission, philosophy and goals of the interior design program support the mission and goals of the department and the College and University missions, and are reviewed regularly. The Interior Design faculty and faculty of supporting disciplines aspire to foster within the student, a commitment to designing and improving the built environment with respect and regard for the health, safety and well-being of all users. Emphasis is placed on:
Interior Designers create spaces for life. These professionals apply creative and technical solutions to support and improve users’ health and wellbeing within the built environment. Baylor’s Interior Design Program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), which sets the standards for quality education, ensuring graduates will be prepared for entry-level practice and future advancement. For more than forty years Baylor’s program has developed critical thinkers and problem solvers who apply design solutions to address challenges of individuals and communities. Guided by the Christian worldview Baylor embraces, this program aims to serve all peoples through a human-centered approach to interior architecture.
Located at the intersection of Baylor’s historic campus and its new academic core, Goebel provides 24/7 secure access to studio spaces, a progressive resource library, and well-appointed computer and digital fabrication labs. Students can expect to work with nationally and internationally-recognized faculty, bringing a diversity of professional experiences and research expertise. The curriculum includes the requirement of a 240-hour academic internship under a licensed architect or designer. Additional opportunities available to students include study abroad trips, membership in the Baylor Interior Design Association (BIDA), and frequent engagement with industry leaders. The Baylor Interior Design Program provides a transformational undergraduate experience, where innovation, critical thinking, effective communication, and collaboration prepare students for lives of vocational service in an interconnected global society.