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Admission into the Interior Architecture Major (BS)

Eligibility to Apply to the Interior Architecture Degree Program

A student entering UTC who intends to pursue the B.S. in Interior Architecture must first enroll as a Pre-Major in Interior Architecture (Pre-Interior Architecture). To be considered for admission into the B.S. program, students must earn a C or better in all interior architecture courses prior to review and must maintain an overall cumulative GPA of a 2.00.  Prerequisites for application into the Interior Architecture degree program include IARC 1000 and IARC 1100.  Applications to the Interior Architecture degree program are distributed to eligible pre-interior architecture students during the Spring semester. 

Interior Architecture Degree Program Application and Review

The application is a formal assessment of the student’s ability to think critically, as well as to visualize and verbalize through graphics and writing.  The review is intended to provide students with an assessment of their potential for success in the Interior Architecture degree program of study early enough to allow them to make a program change should that be advisable. In addition to the formal application, the student’s overall academic record will be reviewed for quality and seriousness of purpose. A history of excessive absences, significant lack of participation, withdrawals, or incompletes will not be looked upon favorably.  Students who do not satisfactorily complete the review will be unable to enroll in 2000, 3000 and 4000 level courses in Interior Architecture except by special permission of the Professor and Department Head. Students will have only two opportunities to reapply for admission.

Interior Architecture students who are successfully admitted into the Interior Architecture degree program are required to obtain a laptop computer with specified program software to be used in the classroom setting.

Transfer Students

Transfer students may be required to complete 4  years of coursework due to the linear sequence of course offerings. It is recommended that transfer students seeking acceptance into the program meet with the Undergraduate Program Coordinator to discuss your path to graduation.

Students transferring from other Interior Design programs who intend to pursue the B.S. in Interior Architecture at UTC must submit a transfer recommendation form, enroll as a pre-Interior Architecture major, take or have equivalent credit for IARC 1000 and IARC 1100 (C or better) and must successfully complete the application process into the UTC Interior Architecture degree program, except by special permission of the Department Head.

Upper level students wishing to transfer into the interior architecture major from an interior design major at another college must submit a digital portofolio and a faculty recommendation/reference. These items must be provided for consideration of transfer credit of any IARC courses. A syllabus for courses taken within another design program must also accompany your portfolio. 

Word format recommendation form. 
PDF format recommendation form.

Continuation Standards

A grade of C (70%) or better in an interior architecture course is required for that course to be considered as successfully completed, and for that course to count as a prerequisite for subsequent courses in the interior architecture course sequence. A grade of D or F in an interior architecture course must be repeated in order to continue, prolonging the time it takes to complete the Interior Architecture program.

Returning Student Policy

Any person who sits out of the UTC Interior Architecture program for 2 years must successfully be readmitted through the application process into the UTC Interior Architecture program except by special permission of the program chair.