Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2000-06-22

The Samford University interior design program has received accreditation by the Foundation for Interior Design Education Research (FIDER), making it one of only about 130 FIDER-accredited programs in the U.S. and Canada.

Aspects of the Samford program cited by FIDER included its close academic relationship with the school's art department. A Samford student majoring in interior design must also receive a strong foundation in art courses.

FIDER is a specialized accrediting agency for interior design programs at colleges and universities in North America. Its mission is to "promote excellence in interior design education through research and the accreditation of academic programs."

Samford's interior design program is a part of the school's Department of Human Sciences and Design.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.