Scientific Illustration

  • 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.