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About the Interior and Product Design Degree Program

On Campus

UNK’s interior and product design program prepares students for professional practice in interior design, with additional emphasis in product design, advancing technologies and evidence-based design.

The Interior & Product Design program provides a comprehensive preparation for design problem solving. The program utilizes innovative teaching and experiential learning opportunities to foster a global perspective and equip students as innovators of design in future environments.

*2019-20 CBT Placement Stats. Data based on 89% response rate of program graduates

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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:

Interior and Product Design Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Interior and Product Design Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Ally Dohse

“I discovered my love for design through UNK’s interior design program. I chose UNK because of the small class sizes and close relationships with faculty. They were always easy to talk to and they made the effort to connect with each student in a unique way. I also loved that the program required an internship, because it allowed me to try this career in the real world. I started working at Holland Basham Architects in June 2019 as a full-time interior designer. If it wasn’t for UNK and the interior design faculty, I would not have my dream job today.”

Ally Dohse

Interior Designer

What can you do with an Interior and Product Design Degree

Interior and Product Design graduates have a 100% placement rate between careers and graduate school. Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Interior and Product Design graduates work for.


Associate designer 

Commercial interior designer

Residential designer

Office Design Specialist

Healthcare Design Specialist

Lighting Design Specialist

Exhibit Designer

Product Representative

Furniture Designer

Kitchen and Bath Designer


Holland Basham Architects

Wilkins - Architecture, Design, Planning

Lee Douglas Interiors

CMBA Architects

Stephanie Bruntz Designs

Studio B Design

PAX Lighting

Consolidated Kitchens & Fireplaces

Legacy Homes

Century Communities