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Interior and Product Design Comprehensive

The discipline of Family Studies is rooted in the social sciences, including anthropology, psychology, sociology, communication and political science. While recognizing these interdisciplinary roots, Family Studies has found its own unique field that contributes to scholarship and knowledge.  Family Studies promotes the understanding of the developmental processes within families and applies these concepts to better serve their needs. The program provides students with an understanding of the relationships between research, theory and practice. A Family Studies graduate is prepared to work with individuals and families in a variety of settings.

The mission of the Interior Design program at the University of Nebraska Kearney is to provide students with academic preparation for professional practice in interior design, with additional emphasis in residential kitchen and bath design, advancing technologies, experiential learning and evidence based design.  We provide a design education, which produces baccalaureate level students who are concerned with, engaged in, and active contributors to the health, safety and welfare of the interior design profession and society at large.


  • Kitchen and bath designer
  • Commercial interior designer
  • Residential interior designer
  • Healthcare designer
  • Hospitality designer
  • Lighting designer
  • Retail and display designer


Based on 66% response rate of CBT graduates

100% Placed


100% Full-time


Joshua Griffith

Joshua says that although working while attending school was at times challenging, the ability to meet, network, and interact with people in the community has been impactful for him as those relationships are important as he moves forward in his career. Unlike other colleges, Joshua says that UNK faculty and staff care about you and your success. It may not make sense at first when they push you to pursue more, but they want to help you thrive with whatever it is you pursue in life.

Joshua Griffith

Interior Design

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The Interior Design Program is accredited by CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation).

Completion of this program plus 160 hours internship in the Kitchen & Bath Industry qualifies students to sit for the AKBD (Associate Kitchen/Bath Designers) certification examination.

Completion of this program plus verifiable diversified interior design experience qualifies students to sit for the NCIDQ (National Council of Interior Design Qualification Examination)