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Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Pathway: Visual and Performing Arts

Our graduates do much more than design houses; they design hospitals and hotels, offices and schools, textiles and furniture. They represent manufacturers, create lighting systems and preserve historic buildings.

Academics

Fall
  • ID 125 Design Foundations
    3
  • ID 110 Introduction to Interior Design Exclamation Point
    3
  • ID 100 Interior Design Peer Mentoring
    1
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    ARHS 120 Survey of Art History 1 or
    ARHS 160 Survey of Art History 2
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
14
Spring
  • ID 293 Special Topics
    1-6
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
13
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Download the Guide application
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Find people from class/es who live in your residence hall and review class with them

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Get a selfie with the Mountaineer
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Attend an alcohol-free event
  • Consult Off-Campus Housing to find an apartment for your sophomore year
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Join a student organization
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Take a language course
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Join the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT)
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 2
  • Join an intramural team

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a career fair
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall

Academics

Fall
  • ID 155 Interior Design Graphics 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • ID 200 Interior Materials and Structures Exclamation Point
    3
  • ID 230 History of Interiors and Furniture 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • ID 325 Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
    2
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • Foreign Language
    3
17
Spring
  • ID 225 Space Planning
    3
  • ID 235 Interior Design Graphics 2
    3
  • ID 240 Codes and Interior Construction
    2
  • ID 260 History of Interiors and Furniture 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • Foreign Language
    3
14
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Earn a 4.0 in at least one semester
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Become an Adventure WV student leader
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Participate in an alternative spring break

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Rent a bike and go for a ride on the rail trail
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • Semester Study Abroad
    12
12
Spring
  • ID 270 Interior Lighting Design Exclamation Point
    3
  • ID 375 Residential Interior Design Exclamation Point
    3
  • ID 376 Interior Design Graphics 3 Exclamation Point
    2
  • CSAD 270 Effective Public Speaking Exclamation Point
    3
  • DSGN 340 Design for Energy Efficiency
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
17
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Become a tutor or mentor in your major
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Visit the Core Arboretum
  • Visit the WVU Farm
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Visit the West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Work on a community service project
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Post a picture of you in another country in WVU gear
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Join an intramural team
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Attend a career fair
  • Become a leader in your club sport team
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • ID 330 Design for Quality of Living Exclamation Point
    3
  • ID 355 Contract Interior Design 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • ID 420 Interior Design Professional Practices Exclamation Point
    3
  • Free Electives
    6
15
Spring
  • ID 450 Interior Design Seminar
    1
  • ID 455 Contract Interior Design 2
    3
  • Free Electives
    12
16
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a football game
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Sign up for an interview
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization