Scientific Illustration

College of Arts and Sciences

Colleges / Schools

Bachelor's

Program Types

The Art of Science

From the Higgs particle to anaerobic respiration, scientific illustrators explain how things work. They create illustrations for textbooks, mobile apps, interactive infographics, and much more. Healthcare companies, museums and publishers all rely on skilled scientific illustrators to communicate complex ideas. 

Arcadia University’s Scientific Illustration program will prepare you for a career as a scientific illustrator. It will fuse your interest in science with your drawing and graphic design skills.

What to Expect

  • Hands-on learning in a well-respected, innovative biology department
  • Studio art courses covering traditional and digital illustration techniques
  • Internship opportunities at studios, research institutions, hospitals and zoos
  • Chances to study at top universities around the world
  • Developing a portfolio to showcase your work to prospective employers

​Career Paths

Choose a program emphasis that matches your career goals:

  • The scientific illustration option will prepare you for a career in biological, botanical, or related scientific illustration.
  • The pre-medical illustration track will prepare you for a graduate program in medical illustration.
  • The minor offers you hands-on learning in a well-respected, innovative biology department and comprehensive studio art courses covering traditional and digital illustration techniques.