Provides preparation for graduate study in medical illustration (Pre-Medical Emphasis)
Provides preparation for professional careers in biological illustration
Allows students to take advantage of a well-respected and innovative biology department
Offers internships at studios, research institutions, hospitals and zoos
Affords opportunities to study at some of the top universities around the world
Scientific Illustration is an interdisciplinary field concerned with the creation of images used to clarify scientific concepts. The program in Scientific Illustration combines study in biology with instruction in the fine and applied arts. Two emphases exist within the program: Scientific Illustration, which prepares students for a number of possible careers in biological, botanical, or related scientific illustration, and Scientific Illustration (Pre-Medical Emphasis), which prepares students for graduate study in medical illustration.
Prospective students must present evidence of capability in science and a portfolio demonstrating skill in representational drawing.
Scientific Illustration Requirements
Adjustments in the requirements for the major in Scientific Illustration can be made with the approval of the program adviser. A maximum of 96 credits in art and science can be counted toward the degree.
Open to all majors. The minor in Scientific Illustration introduces students to the techniques and methods of Scientific Illustration. This minor offers students hands-on learning in a well-respected, innovative Biology Department and comprehensive studio art courses covering traditional and digital illustration techniques. Art majors who complete the minor in Scientific Illustration will enjoy diversifying their art portfolios. Science majors who complete this Minor will produce more competent illustrations in conjunction with their scientific research, and will have a greater ability to visualize scientific concepts and subject matter to enhance their graduate school applications.
Adviser: Scott Rawlins
The minor requires 22 credits. Students who want to minor in Scientific Illustration should consult with the Department of Art and Design Chair. Students majoring in Scientific Illustration are ineligible to minor in Scientific Illustration; 50% of the courses representing the minor must be completed in the Department.