Are you interested in advancing your career by earning a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Architecture while taking classes in the greater Knoxville/Oak Ridge area and while leveraging Tennessee Promise Scholarships?
The ETSU Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Surveying offers a B.S. Interior Architecture at Pellissippi State Community College (PSCC). PSCC is the only community college in the state of Tennessee where you can earn an associate’s degree in interior design. After you first earn your AA degree at Pellissippi State, you can continue your education and earn an ETSU B.S. Degree in Interior Architecture1 by finishing your last two years at PSCC. During the last two years, you will take ETSU courses taught by faculty at Pellissippi State.
If you plan to take advantage of the Tennessee Promise to complete all your general education requirements and then transfer to PSCC for an interior architecture degree, you need to be aware of the following so that you can plan accordingly:
1. If you plan to complete all your general study requirements at another community college, you will need to decide on a minor course of study (i.e. entrepreneurial studies, business, fine arts, etc.) after transferring into the ETSU Interior Architecture cohort. You must maintain a full course load each semester (12 credit hours) so that your repayments on any student loans will not start while you are in school. This simply means you will graduate with more than the required 120 hours, and it will take you more than 4 years to complete the ETSU Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Architecture
2. To help in your transition to the ETSU cohort, we suggest you take the following courses besides general study courses if they are available at your selected institution: drafting/CAD, REVIT, color theory, art history, Photoshop/Illustrator, construction fundamentals, or other construction-related courses. Taking these courses will not shorten your time in the ETSU cohort. This knowledge will only give you an advantage going forward.
Careful planning with ETSU interior architecture faculty and advisors can ease your transition into the cohort program. See contact info below for more answers to your questions.
All interested students are strongly encouraged to apply to ETSU and to submit a cohort application form to the Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology and Surveying.