Interior Design (ID), BS Degree

Major Requirements (SF State Bulletin: Degree Requirements)

Roadmap (SF State Bulletin: Roadmap)

GE Requirements (SF State Bulletin: General Education)

ID Handout (SRC pdf)

Major Department Website

Your major advisor answered a few questions to assist you with your first semester courses — see below.

General Information

When should I first meet with my major department?

We would suggest for first year students to meet with Academic Counselors from the Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) in ADM 211, whereas continuing students students should meet with advisors at the CHSS Student Resource Center (SRC) during sophomore years and for transfer students to meet with the department as soon as possible, preferably at the beginning of the semester.

How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them? Meeting with a major advisor is typically mandatory for all students.  Students declared as Interior Design (ID) majors are assigned alphabetically to an advisor in their area.  The best method of contact is to email to request an appointment or physically sign up for an appointment outside of the faculty office. 
Where can I find information about major advising? On our department website, under the "Advising" link on the Student Resources tab.

Does your department have a major planning sheet for me to use as a guide?

Yes, our department has an internal major planning sheet.

Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes?

Before registering for classes, students should consult with an advisor, the SRC program handout, and/or roadmap, and follow the recommended course sequences.  First year students we ask to meet with Academic Counselors at the UAC in ADM 211 as they are knowledgeable regarding program prerequisties/requirements.

What should I do if my major core and/or prerequisite courses are full? If a course is full, the student should attend the first several days of the class as drops and adds will occur.

Transfer Student Info

What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major?

If the student has not taken the equivalent of ID 240, ADM 260, ID 242, ID 244, and ID 245 these should be taken first. If the courses have been taken, then enroll into:

(1) ID 340GW; and/or

(2) ID 343; and/or

(3) ID 345; and/or

(4) Major elective; and/or

(5) An upper division general education (GE) course (UDB, UDC, or UDD with SF State Studies)

Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major?

ID 340GW Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Interior Design majors; and completion of GE Area A2.

ID 343 Prerequisites: Restricted to Interior Design majors; ID 240 and ID 242; or consent of the instructor.

ID 345 Prerequisites: Restricted to Interior Design majors; ID 240 and ID 242; or consent of the instructor.

Major electives: Prerequisite(s) vary, please consult the course description of each course to make sure prerequisite(s) have been met before enrolling in elective. 

Upper division GE courses (UDB, UDC, UDD) Prerequisites: 60 units completed and successful completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3, and B4 or consent of the instructor.

Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them?

Yes, prerequisites are enforced in the enrollment system. If prerequisites were taken at a school not listed on, students should meet with major advisor to determine course equivalency.

If prerequisite is indeed fulfilled, but a student is still having enrollment challenges, the student should contact the Professor and request an add code.  

Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap? No.

Freshmen Student Info

Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major?

(1) ID 240, meets GE Area C1.

(2) Lower division GE Area A-D, except GE Area C1.

Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?


Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major? No.



College of Health & Social Sciences Student Resource Center

Services provided for: Undergraduate students with College of Health and Social Sciences majors, pre-majors and minors.

Services offered: Academic planning (GE, DARs, DPR and major), freshman transitioning support, impacted major consultation, academic probation advising, general life/support counseling, petition consultation, career prep and planning, major career exploration, graduation check (GE and graduation requirements), resume and cover letter help

Phone: (415) 405-3740