The minor in Scientific Illustration, which is open to all majors, introduces students to the techniques and methods of Scientific Illustration. This minor offers 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.
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.
Two Biology courses (8 credits)
Note: Courses must be taken in order.
- BI 101 General Biology I
- BI 102 General Biology II
Four studio courses (14 credits)
- FA 104 Drawing I (3 credits)
- FA 105 Drawing II (3 credits)
- SI 301 Scientific Illustration I (4 credits) (may be taken before or after SI 302)
- SI 302 Scientific Illustration II (may be taken before or after SI 301)
- BI 205 Human Anatomy
- FA 270 Digital Imaging
- FA 378 Entrepreneurship/Gallery Apprenticeship (2 credits minimum)
- FA 387 Internship (2 or 4 credits)