Last Updated: Jan 24, 2024, 10:37 AM
In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.
Learn more about our accreditation in Architecture.
The interior design program at SIU is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org. The Bachelor of Science degree granted by Southern Illinois University meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam), www.cidq.org/eligibility-requirements.
Interior Design and Fashion Studies programs also hold accreditation with the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), which seeks to "...improve educational practices and maintain high professional standards in art and design education", nasad.arts-accredit.org/about/purposes.
Learn more about our accreditation in Interior Design.