Interior designers are responsible for creating environments that protect the health, safety and welfare of the user’s. A variety of career paths are available that identify and solve problems related to the interior environment. 

Three main career paths typically chosen by the design professional include residential, commercial and specialized design. Residential design primarily involves the design of personal living environments while commercial design deals with public and work environments. Design professionals may also pursue career opportunities in such specialized technical design areas as lighting, codes and product design.

Careers in Interior Design ⇒



Become the next interior design professional in:

  • Residential
  • Kitchen and bath
  • Office/Corporate
  • Healthcare
  • Retail
  • Hotel, restaurant and hospitality
  • Education
  • LEED/Sustainability
  • Restoration and Adaptive Reuse
  • Special Populations

Meet the Alumni

Our alumni have secured noteworthy positions across the spectrum of design and across the globe.  Click on one of the alumni photos below to view their biography and learn more about the work they do and projects they have designed.

Alumni in Graduate School

Our alumni are prepared to pursue graduate degrees in several different majors.  Meet Matthew, his interest in historic buildings and historic preservation led him to pursue a masters in historic preservation at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island.


Learn more about Matthew's experience ⇒

Healthier People Through Better Buildings

Alumni Career Locations

Whether you aspire to own your own design firm or work for one of the top design firms in the world, the NDSU Interior Design program prepares you to be successful in the industry.  Check out some of the places where our students and alumni work:

Why Interior Design Matters


Prepare for a Career

The Interior Design program at NDSU is fully accredited by the Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). Our students are taught a variety of creative and technical skills to be able to successfully identify research and creatively solve problems relative to the function and quality of people's interior environments.



Kick-start your passion!

Interior Design Program Coordinator
Susan Ray-Degges
E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall 178
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Phone: 701-231-7218

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