Minor in Life Science Visualization

The Minor in Life Science Visualization is designed for students in many disciplines who wish to enhance their understanding of visual thinking, education, and communication in the life sciences. The minor is open to students from any college or major with a sophomore standing. Students who wish to earn the minor must notify the Associate Program Director for Undergraduate Education - Life Science Visualization.  Basic drawing competency must be demonstrated through a portfolio review. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50/4.00 is required, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50/4.00 in Life Science Visualization courses must be maintained to successfully complete the program. Students must complete 17 credit hours for the minor.

Prerequisite Courses
Students must earn a grade of B or higher in the following prerequisite courses:
BIOS 100Biology of Cells and Organisms5
ART 112Introduction to Drawing4
Required Courses
BVIS 250Life Science Visualization Techniques I a3
BVIS 251Life Science Visualization Techniques II d3
Complete at least one of the following:5
Human Physiological Anatomy I a
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology b
Complete at least one of the following:3
Biological Illustration Techniques c
Constructing the Anatomical Figure c
Complete at least one of the following:3
Life Science Animation, Storytelling and Storyboarding d
Digital Sculpting for Life Science Illustration d
Serious Games for Life Science Education d
Visual Strategies for Health and Life Science Communication d
Total Hours17