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About the Interior and Product Design Degree Program

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The mission of the Interior Design and Product 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.

*2018-19 CBT Placement Stats. Data based on 92% response rate of program graduates


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


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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

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The interior Design program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Interior and Product Design. The program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation,, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503.

The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The Interior and Product Design Comprehensive granted by the University of Nebraska at Kearney meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit: